Why buy your sinkers when you can make them yourself. No doubt many of us have come across sinker moulds and an old rusted ladle as we’ve been searching through our grandfathers shed. Your pop was frugal, as well has handy, and he believed there was no good reason to buy a sinker when he could make them himself exactly as he wanted them. You should do the same too. The Gillies Star Sinker Mould is the perfect starting point, particularly for the surf anglers. The star sinker is designed a little like a pyramid and the idea of the star sinker is that it will grab onto the sand bottom and hold its ground. This can be critical when you need to hold you bait in a particular location such as a gutter, whole or bank. You may well be fighting against strong wave action, current or a lateral sweep that it determined to relocate your bait to just about anywhere but where you want it.
As you will have noticed in the tackle shops, sinkers aren’t exactly cheap any more. Particularly large, purpose specific sinkers like the star sinker. They’re terminal tackle, which means, they will be lost and replaced regularly. This gets expensive. Do yourself a favour and makes some for yourself. Grab a Gillies Star Sinker mould, a lead melting kit, and start casting sinkers. All you need to find is a supply of lead. Demolition sites are great, if you know a builder even better. Short of that, check your tackle box and pull out all the old ball sinkers you will likely never use and start with those.
Remember, melting lead can be dangerous if you do not take safety seriously. Use the appropriate PPE and precautions and you’ll be proud as punch after casting your fist few Star Sinkers in your Gillies Star Sinker Mould.
♦ Size: 3, 4, 6oz
♦ 1 Cavity ea
♦ Material: Aluminium
♦ Weight: 0.18kg
♦ Never have to buy a star sinker again.
♦ The one mould will cast 3 different size star sinker.
♦ This is a great way to recycle heavy metals that would otherwise end up in land fill.
♦ Save money by doing it yourself.
♦ The process of making sinkers is a lot of fun.
♦ Make a bunch and share them with your fishing mates.
The Gillies Star Sinker Mould will make a wonderful addition to the beach anglers’ kit. The star sinker is usually a fairly important sinker the surf anglers’ arsenal. This is the perfect opportunity to start saving a quid and get into do it yourself mode. One small outlay will keep you in star sinkers for a life time.