Improved Clinch Knot
If you want to tie your fishing line securely to a hook, swivel or lure, the improved clinch knot would be your best bet. The widely used fishing knot scores above the regular clinch knot owing to an extra tuck under the final turn making it suitable for holding on to strong fishes.
How to Tie an Improved Clinch Knot
- Give yourself enough length to work with as you require wrapping it 5 or even more times for a powerful knot. For heavier lines, though, you may reduce the turns to 4.
- Keep the cord moist and pliable so that it can be pulled. A ChapStick comes in handy for the purpose.
- You may cut the tag end if there is any excess.
- Clinch knot – An inferior version, it is a basic knot for fly to tippet connections.
- Commonly used for fastening the leader to the fly.
- Popular for tying terminal tackle to a monofilament line.
How to Tie an Improved Clinch Knot Step by Step
- Pass the working end through the eye of the hook
- Wrap it 5 times around the standing line
- Pass it through the first loop
- Pass it under the bigger loop just created
- Tighten the knot by pulling on both ends
- Trilene Knot – A superior knot specialized in tying monofilament lines.