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large underspins
12-04-2015, 03:23 PM,
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large underspins
Reading about the herring underspin mold I thought I order some large connector links with it for use in my larger molds. Tried the H-type and Banana today -  H type worked fine, the banana head however pushed into the blade since it was not balanced. The BTH-8-L mold is surprisingly easy to modify, just a little notch into the spare.

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12-05-2015, 01:22 AM,
#2
RE: large underspins
It does look like a nice and easy little modification. Easier on the pocket book than a new mold. Can't wait to see how you dress them. Never would have crossed my mind about the banana mold balance, your mistake might help some others before they try.
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12-05-2015, 02:24 PM,
#3
RE: large underspins
Nice mod!! X2 on how you dress them up!!
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12-07-2015, 06:37 AM, (This post was last modified: 12-09-2015, 06:33 AM by Mooki.)
#4
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Nice ones!
I re-used one of my old and definitely under used molds, also decided to make hook selection a bit easier...
Did have to use a soldering iron to clear the eyes though, a quick "dab" with the tip and the eyes were clear.
Seems that the "spinner arm" must be pretty close to straight beneath the eye length wise, or the balance will be off and cause tangles.

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12-08-2015, 12:01 PM,
#5
RE: large underspins
I can see a bit of the tip on your painted pic but thats it. Your second mod looks good but I see your gonna have to do some trimming of excess flash.
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12-08-2015, 08:27 PM,
#6
RE: large underspins
Really enjoy mold mod's.Nothing to fish the deep clear lakes we fish have to mod molds.Thanks
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12-09-2015, 06:38 AM,
#7
Tongue  RE: large underspins
Yup, quite some trimming - but that's what I get for starting my "career" with trawling for the cheapest molds I could find.
Have a few more similar molds and they all have a rather sloppy fit.
Good news is that since they were dirt cheap, and I have better molds for stuff I actually use, I can now in good conscience go wild with the Dremel  Big Grin
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12-09-2015, 10:20 AM,
#8
RE: large underspins
Nice job, might try to modify a mold or two myself.
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12-09-2015, 12:05 PM,
#9
RE: large underspins
Thanks - nice ties!!
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12-16-2015, 05:09 PM,
#10
RE: large underspins
So here´s the dressed jig then allright. I had a request for peacock jigs the other day that got me into using 1mm mono extentions. I thread a (rubber) skirt collar on the mono which can later be used to fixate a pike wire stinger on the tail. This way, my customers can use the 1,5oz  18cm jig for both chucking them after pollock in norway and vertical/pelagic pike and zander fishing in their homely gravel pit.

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