The Clinch Knot

The Clinch Knot is one of the best knots for tying a fishing line to hooks, lures or swivels.

Uses: The Clinch Knot is a very popular knot with anglers. It is one of the best methods of tying a fishing line to hooks, lures or swivels. The Improved Clinch Knot version has an extra tuck under the last turn. It is mostly used when fastening the leader to a fly.

Advantages: This knot is regarded by fisherman as their reliable standby. It is in particular suited to attach small diameter tippets to heavy wire hooks. The extra tuck in the final step improves your chances of holding on to strong fish.

Always moisten the knot before pulling it tight.

Disadvantages: Due to the fact that it is harder to tie this knot in heavier (thicker) lines it is not recommended to use this knot with mono over 30lb test.

Pass the end of your fishing line through the eye of your hook. Bring the line back and make about 5 – 7 turns around the main line.

Now bring the end of the line back, past the 5 turns, and through the little loop behind the eye of the hook.

Bring the tip back and through the big loop that was just created. Moisten the knot and slowly pull the tagged end to tighten down the coils. Slide the knot down against the eye of the hook and trim the excess line with a nail clipper.

Improved Clinch Knot Tying Instructions