IMPROVED CLINCH

IMPROVED CLINCH KNOT

How to Tie the Improved Clinch Knot

The improved clinch knot is a knot that is used for securing a fishing line to the fishing lure, but can also affix fishing line to a swivelclip, or artificial fly. This is a common knot used by most fishers because of its simple tie and strong hold. When more pull is being applied, the harder the knot turns into itself, increasing the strength of the connection. Can be used with many kinds of line including mono-filament, fluorocarbon, and braided fishing line.

Improved Clinch Knot
Start with the line through the eye as shown

Now pull 8 to 10 inches of line through the hook eye

Wrap the tag end around the standing end for five wraps or turns. Now pass the tag end through the loop next to the hook eye.

You have formed another loop that includes your wraps. Pass the tag end through that loop.

You have formed another loop that includes your wraps. Pass the tag end through that loop.

Wet the loops with some saliva to lubricate the knot. Hold the tag end and standing end in one hand and the bend of the hook in the other; then pull with steady pressure. The finished knot looks like the above.