Lead weights are an item of tackle practically every bait fisherman uses in some form or another. They can be an expensive item of terminal tackle if you lose them often in snags. It can be much cheaper to make your own once you have purchased some basic pieces of equipment. Here is how i make my fishing lead weights.....
Make sure you heat the mould up before pouring your first lot of lead into it otherwise the weight may not form properly or the pouring hole may seal over. Just place the mould beside the saucepan on the ring whilst the lead is melting to heat it up. I use a Do-It mould to make 6oz & 8oz Swivel Bombs and standard aquapedo moulds to make 3oz, 4oz & 5oz weights. The Do-It moulds are expensive but incredibly easy to use.
Its now time to pour the lead into the mould. The melting pot will be heavy so grip the handle firmly with both hands. Slowly pour the lead into the mould until it emerges from the top. If the mould is too cold the entrance hole may seal up so you will need to start again.
Here is a video outlining how i make my lead fishing weights. Check it out!