Do-It Molds Randy Howell Herring Head mold

Do-It Molds Randy Howell Herring Head Review

This mold is easy to use and makes a great under spin for lots of species of fish.

A lot of avid anglers enjoy making and customizing fishing tackle to put their own personal spin on it. I have been pouring my own jigs, making my own skirts and creating my own fishing tackle for 20 years. I pour a lot of lead through Do-It Molds in the winter. It’s almost like therapy for me when I can’t be on the water. Lately, I’ve been pouring under spins with the new Do-It Molds Randy Howell Herring Heads

You can pick up the Do-It mold for less than $40. However, you’ll have an initial investment if you’re going to get into pouring lead lures because you also need a pot to melt the lead, the lead, and then any accessories that might go with that lure like under spin wire forms, blades, swivels, hooks, paint, eyes, etc. So it only really makes sense if you’re going to make a bulk of lures. 

But if that interests you, and you fish a lot of under spins, then I think you will enjoy this mold a lot. It’s fairly straight forward to pour these lures.

Do-It Molds hooks, wire forms, gate sheers and a ladle for scooping lead out of my pot (I still pour the old way a cavity at a time) / Jason Sealock

Supplies needed

You need the following supplies for this mold:

After the lead melts in the pot, I am ready to pour / Jason Sealock

Pouring and Assembly

After you have the supplies together the steps to pour them are as follows:

1. Heat your lead in an open area with ample ventilation. I often set a table up in my driveway and melt lead in a Lee Pot.

2. Heat your mold. I often set my mold on top of the pot while it heats the lead. 

I always run a few test pours with no components to heat up my mold and make sure I've got my pour down before messing up a hook / Jason Sealock

3. Run a few test pours. You need to master pouring fast without pouring too much that it spills over. If you pour too slow, the lead will not fill the cavity fully. If you pour too fast it will run over the top of the mold and into the crevices of the mold and that can damage a mold when you try to open it. With some practice you will pour and make a perfect form without much sprue on the top. 

Put the hooks and wire forms in the Do-It Herring Head Mold and close tight before your pour / Jason Sealock

4. Put your hook and wire forms in the mold and pour the lead. 

5. Pull the jigs out of the mold and let cool. 

Sprue is just extra lead from the pour that needs to be trimmed off with gate sheers / Jason Sealock

6. Keep repeating the pour and pull until you have all you want. 

Heads, blades and swivel ready to be assembled / Jason Sealock

7. Cut the excess sprue off the heads of the Herring Spins with some gate sheers. 

8. Paint the heads with a flame and powder paint and cure for a lasting finish. I just left mine unpainted. Resources below on how to do that. 

9. Stick eyes on the heads. I use a drop of super glue to make them last.

Bend the eye closed on the wire form of the Do-It Molds Herring Head after adding the swivel and blade / Jason Sealock

10. Attach the blades to the swivel, add the swivel to the wire form on the bottom, and bend it closed with pliers. 

Comparison of 3/8 ounce and 1/2 ounce Herring Heads with Zoom Fluke Juniors / Jason Sealock

Fishing experiences with the Herring Head

The Hearing Head from the Do-It Mold fishes well. It has a nice lead barb keeper to hold a swimbait firmly in place. I put a little drop of Super Glue on it and the swimbaits and soft jerkbaits stayed on there really well through multiple fish. 

The Herring Head is nice because you can put a small bait on it, cast it a long way, cover water and stay off the fish if you happen to see them come up. The head design swims nice with a small swimbait or soft jerkbait like a Zoom Super Fluke Jr. The blades spin nice with a ball bearing swivel. 

Do-It Molds Herring Head has paid off for Jason this summer with several nice bass on Kentucky Lake and Table Rock / Jason Sealock

I use the 1/2 ounce and 3/4 ounce sizes for deeper fishing and I like the 3/8 ounce for fishing for suspended fish or shallow water cover. The hooks are tacky sharp and stuck and held fish really well. I fish it mostly on 10 or 12 pound fluorocarbon line on baitcasting gear depending on water clarity.

I've caught white bass, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, spotted bass and more on the heads already.  

You can find this mold and some of the supplies at TackleWarehouse.com and all the molds and supplies can also be found at Do-ItMolds.com

Herring Head looks good in the water and worked well in my testing / Jason Sealock

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