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Great tips and recipes by Tom Sykes plus the Sport­ing Gun car­toon.

Flag bungee

On a shoot day I of­ten like to carry a flag for flush­ing and turn­ing birds in the line, but I also like to take my crook stick for cross­ing dif­fi­cult ter­rain. Over the years I’ve car­ried both in my hands, which is fine but can of­ten be a pain. In re­cent years I’ve used a piece of bungee to keep my flag on my back un­til the start of the drive. The bungee it­self is 3mm thick and costs pence for the amount needed for the job from eBay. I sim­ply at­tach it to my flag with a slip­knot on ei­ther end, so it has two points of con­tact on at each end of the flag. I cut the bungee down to the idea length to keep it snug on my back and out of the way when it’s not needed. I also added a cara­biner onto one of the slip­knots so that I can at­tach the two loops to­gether when the flag is in use to com­plete the cir­cle and keep the bungee on my back. It’s a cheap and quick so­lu­tion that al­lows you to keep hands free when tack­ling fences or car­ry­ing birds af­ter a drive.

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