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Home made floater, help!!

Discussion in 'Northwest Ohio Fishing Reports' started by Gudos, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. Gudos

    Gudos Fisher of Man

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    What material, paints, etc, do I need that will make a good floater yet stick to the hook, how can I achieve this, any links and ideas appreciated. Also on this note, I spend half of my time putting on a new floater/sinker, after those crazy snags, I would like to automate this process, at least spend less time doing this. I am thinking of coming to the river with a bunch of prefabricated or ready to go floater/sinker combos.......I am sure this is all legal right, as long as the hooks are the legal ones......
     
  2. getonit

    getonit I own a Bobber ???

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    I made some up using the expanding spray foam in a can (Wal Mart,ect)- used a piece of wood and drilled a series of 1/2 holes (just the tip of the bit)- sprayed the wood with cooking spray for release-just lay the hook over the hole and touch a SMALL amount of the foam to it and the hole- (remember- this stuff expands! :eek: ) I left mine the pale yellow/ greenish that the foam is but cabelas has an easy powder dip for your colors. :D -Getonit-
     

  3. any chance you can post a picture of your wood mold? I've been trying the same but no luck yet
     
  4. getonit

    getonit I own a Bobber ???

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    I don't have a picture of it- but I remember the first problem I had was getting the foam off of the mold- the first time I had the unsanded holes a little past the cutting tip of the drill- it made a flat on the circumference that was rough and made it almost impossible to remove the foam - worked alot better when I sanded the holes very smooth without the edges and used a release spray-I ought to try and make a double side (like a regular jig mold for lead) for uniform consistancy and size- had quite a few sizes due to not getting the same "drop" of foam onto the hook...but it was still much less expensive than buying them....- getonit -