Ending a Turk's Head

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  1. ol dirty basser

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    I got super frustrated trying to tie a Turk's Head, until I downloaded a pattern and wrapped it around a piece of Hypalon. Super easy! I did it in a few minutes.

    Now my question is, once I transfer it over to my rod, how do I end it? Obviously it has to do with tucking in the ends, but does anybody have specific info? A link to a description or video would be fine too.

    Thanks in advance.

    EDIT: It looks like I can just cross the two ends as shown, and tuck them into their respective sides. Will that work? Is there a trick like a pull loop or something to tuck them in?

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    UPDATE:
    I think I solved my problem... for now. I wrapped it using one strand instead of three separate. Because I only used one strand, there are only two ends, which will be easy to tuck.

    The reason I say "for now" is because for the next one, I plan to do a multicolor turk's head, which I know is a common thing to do. When I do that one, I'll be back to this original problem.

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    And just to end this little convo with myself, here’s the result. I finished this rod last year, my first SW build, but I wasn’t 100% happy with the look, finish and performance of the handle section. So I stripped everything but the guides and now I’m stoked to give it another shot on the water. Threadwork is simple for now, ready to push it a little further on the next one.

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    Looks pretty. I just don't know anything about these things..
     
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    Thanks, I don’t know anything either. Pretty will do haha
     
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    Very cool. Looks like you did a great job on the handle. What’s the line rating and how long is it ?
     
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    Thanks a lot. It’s 7’, 15-30. I built it to be a 20# rod for picky yellowfin.
     
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    Perfect.. sounds like a fun rod to battle those football yellowfin. Keep our fingers crossed, they show up in numbers here in August / September. Water should be at peak warmness by then. Should be any day now actually…
     
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