And lastly, flare and burn both tag ends
against the serving when finished to prevent them from slipping through.
Hold this in place with one hand, and, with the other hand, spin the serving jig around both the string and the tag end
you're holding in place to lock the serving down on the string.
Next, a second stinger hook is haywire wrapped to the tag end
of the remaining stinger wire.
Position it so it hangs 10 inches above the tag end
of the mainline.
The most dramatic of twists has preceded today's bid for the hat-trick - the joy of last month's back-to-form win at Goodwood, followed immediately by the misery of an injury that ruled him out for the season, the hope that he might just be back for the Prix de l'Abbaye and, finally, the miraculous recovery that means he is fit to shoot at previous three-time winners Tag End
(1928-1930) and Sharpo (1980-1982).
The same brain part is responsible for not leaving enough of the leader's tag end
to tie a knot properly, and makes you ignore every illustration, even YouTube videos.
But if the areas he's fishing are deep enough that the bobber stop is reeled onto the spool of his reel, he shortens the tag end
so it won't hinder casting.
Borderlescott's season has been built around today's highlight, in which he would emulate previous three-time winners Tag End
and Sharpo if he is able to repel Starspangledbanner and Equiano, the two in the line-up with Group 1 sprints to their credit this season.
The tag end
of the mainline is then attached to an 80-pound black barrel swivel.
Pinch on a lead shot near the end of the remaining short tag end
, which now serves as the dropper.
No horse has managed it since, and before the Jeremy Tree-trained mudlark, you had to go back to Tag End
, who had been the last horse to achieve the feat in 1928-30.
Next, a 50-pound three-way swivel is tied to the tag end
of the terminal fishing line.