I started off with a Storm Wildeye Live Goby because I have always liked the bait but never really liked the way it was rigged. Cutting into the top of the bait to remove the internal hook and weight and removing the fins from the top. I pinned the bait upside down to the bottom of a tupperware container using pins to hold the lure to the bottom when I poured the plaster of Paris over it. I did a few lures in the batch but the goby was the only one that turned out OK.
The mold turned out pretty well, I screwed up the edges when digging the original lure out. There might be a way to repair the other molds, but I didn't want to waste the time so I just hack sawed the mold I wanted. Using marine resin I coated the plaster so the plastic wouldn't stick. I got a little heavy handed with it and lost part of the pectoral fins, but it is still good enough for me.
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What do you think?