Easy Fishing Knots: How To Tie The Improved Clinch Knot

The improved clinch knot is an adaptation of the fisherman’s knot, also commonly called the clinch knot. The enhanced version only involves one extra step and it’s super easy. Follow the steps below, and you’ll be tying one of the easiest and practical fishing knots that an angler can tie.

The improved clinch knot works for standard fishing lines like monofilament, fluorocarbon, and even braided lines. When you tie an improved clinch knot with a braided line, make sure you leave a big enough loop at the top.

How To Tie The Improved Clinch Knot In 5 Easy Steps

How To Tie A Clinch Knot
  1. Thread your main line through the eye of the hook. The end that exits the eye of the hook is the tagline. Make sure you have about 6-8″ of line for your tag end. Make a loop by crossing the tag end over the main line.
How To Tie A Clinch Knot

2. Twist the hook so that the tag end and the main line cross, about 5-6 times.

How To Tie A Clinch Knot

3. Maintain the loop near the eye as you take your thumb out. Thread the tag end through the loop, entering from the bottom, creating a second loop.

How To Tie A Clinch Knot

4. Through the tag end back through the second loop. entering from the top. Moisten the knot.

How To Tie A Clinch Knot

5. Pull on the main line to tighten the knot. Clip the tag end of the line leaving about a quarter inch.

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