How to Set Up Tankara Leader to Rod Tip

23 Sep How to Set Up Tankara Leader to Rod Tip

Courtesy of Fishland for providing great visual information.
I’m surprised that no one has ever asked me how to do this, but I put an instruction here for shy people.

Setting Up Rod Tip or Hebiguchi

How to Set Up “Hebiguchi” on Japanese hand rod

 

Tying Leader to Rod Tip or Hebiguchi

It’s really simple when you get used to this.
You create a first surgeon’s loop about 3 inches long then create another surgeon’s loop at its end as small as possible which serves as a picking tag.

Then you hold hebiguchi while you perform the tying as illustrated below.

How to Tie Leader to Hebiguchi of Japanese Hand Rod