ROD BUILDING TIPS
Smooth Wrap Ends

By Jim Lake

This is the easiest way to tie off the winding thread.

After you put the loop on and wind to where you want to stop, cut the winding thread about 8 inches from the guide so you can have a good grip on the tag line.

Thread the tag through the loop and pull it tight . Then pull the loop tight but don't pull the tag under yet. After you have the tag and the loop tight so you can let the tag loose, cut the tag as close as you can with a good pair of fly tying scissors, then pull the tag under.

If you have done it right the tag should be under with nothing sticking out. Try this and let me know what you think ~ Jim

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