It’s time to make your grandfather proud and start making your own sinkers. The tools required are minimal and over time you can end up saving a heap of cash. The other benefit is that you will have the satisfaction of gaining a valuable skill. Do it yourself is perfect for the angler. Feeling self-sufficient and turning unwanted waste products into useful items of value is a very rewarding pastime.
First of all, purchase your Gillies Combo Sinker Moulds from us. The sizes and shapes listed below are very common and regularly used for all types of fishing applications. You’ll then need to separately source from somewhere a pouring ladle a cast iron melting pot and a heat source. The melting temperature of lead is only 325.7 Celsius so there is a good chance you will have an effective heat source around the house.
Safety is critical. The process must be undertaken in a well ventilated area. Protective clothing should be warn, including eye protection. All components in the process should be bone dry before commencement and during the process. Check online for many step by step instructions if you are new to the process.
Source metal can come from demolition sites, industry waste and the sinkers that you simply don’t use. Collect it all in a bucket and in no time at all you will have more than enough spare lead to create a huge number of brand new shiny sinkers that will last you a fishing lifetime. The trick is to find a good source of spare lead.
The Gillies Combo Sinker Moulds are a brilliant way to become the complete angler. The angler that can collect their own bait, make their own sinkers, read the weather tides and moods of the fish will become the most successful angler.
♦ Combo Ball (Code 27 Ball): Sizes ¼, ½, ¾, 1 ounce
♦ Combo Bean (Code 27 Bean): Sizes ¼, ½, ¾, 1 ounce
♦ Length: 213cm (7 foot)
Note: Images for illustration only. Price is for 1 mould only – choose which model you prefer when ordering.
♦ Sinkers are expensive. Making your own will save a heap of money.
♦ Become a more self-sufficient angler and turn waste lead into valuable sinkers.
♦ Sell them to make a little money on the side.
♦ Turn un-used unwanted sinkers into the sizes you use regularly.
There is nothing better than being able to turn some spare time into a cost saving or even a money making enterprise. You will always need sinkers, so will your fishing companions. Turn lead into gold by making your own sinkers.