Then, gripping the loop just forward of the hook eye, take hold of the tag end
with pliers and pull very hard.
And lastly, flare and burn both tag ends
against the serving when finished to prevent them from slipping through.
Step 5--Use a razor blade and lay it flat against your guide wrap with the blade facing the thread's tag end
. Pull the tag end
over the blade to cut it flush with the rest of the thread wrap.
Take that tag end
around the inner swingarm upright, drop the tag end
down between the front and back halves of the string (between the outer and inner uprights), and wrap the tag end
around the wing nut where you started the string (figure 2).
For a classic dropshot, you tie a Palomar knot to your hook and then pass the tag end
(intentionally left long) through the hook eye to pop the hook into a horizontal position.
The tag end
on the uni-knot lays perpendicular to your mainline when it's finished, making a straight, solid connection to lure, snap, or split ring.
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).
Next, tie a 50-pound barrel swivel to the tag end
of your terminal fishing line.
The easiest way to make the rig is to tie a sproat hook onto a 12-inch length of 15- or 20-pound monofilament or fluorocarbon, leaving enough tag end
to tie the trailing hook so it hangs about two inches below the lead hook.
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.
I then lay the hand truck on top of the pig so the rope is under the pig's hip, slide the tag end
of the rope through the loop on the other end and pull tight.
Fold it in half, then adjust so one tag end
is longer than the other by a foot.