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Improved Clinch Knot

How to tie the Improved Clinch Knot. The Improved Clinch is a time-tested and a very popular choice for tying terminal tackle to monofilament line. It is quick and easy to tie and reliable. It can be difficult to tie in lines testing greater than 25 pounds breaking strength. It is not recommended for braided line. The Improved Clinch Knot is one of 12 great fishing knots included on the Pro-Knot Fishing Knot Cards (click to see).

Improved Clinch Knot

Improved Clinch Knot Tying Instructions

  • Thread end of line through eye of hook. Double back making 5 or more turns around standing line.

  • Bring end of line back through the first loop formed behind the eye then through the big loop.

  • Wet knot and pull on tag end to tighten down the coils. Slide tight against the eye and clip tag end close.

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