Improved Clinch Knot

Improved Clinch Knot

Improved Clinch Knot – Fly fishing is not without the Improved Clinch knot. However, you can use it wherever monofilament lines are used. The Improved Clinch knot is perfect for all kinds of fish, including panfish and trout. It’s strong, simple to tie, fast, and very versatile.

It does have its flaws. It has its weaknesses, as the popular use suggests. Heavy lines and the Improved Clinch are not compatible, and braids that are too slick can’t take enough of this knot’s twists and loops.

How to Tie the Improved Clinch Knot?

How to Tie the Improved Clinch Knot?- The Improved Clinch Knot has been a popular choice for tying monofilament line terminal tackle. This is an “improved” version the old good ol’ Clinch Knot. Clinch Knot The regular Clinch has been so popular that many fishermen have lost touch with it. (link above) To learn more and to decide which version is best for you, visit the page. This improved version is quick, reliable and easy to tie. It is not easy to tie lines with a breaking strength greater than 25 pounds. This is not recommended when braiding line.

How to Tie the Improved Clinch Knot?
How to Tie the Improved Clinch Knot?

Improved Clinch Knot Tieing Instructions

    • End of line should be threaded through hook’s eye. Double back, making five or more turns around the standing line.
    • End of line should be brought back through the first loop behind the eye, then through the big loop.
    • To tighten the coils, tie a wet knot and pull at the tag end. Slide the tag end against the eye, and then clip it.

The animated Improved Clinch Knot below shows a knot with the tag ending at the back, but in fact the tag end will be at front by the eye.

5 Steps To Tying a Improved Clinch Knot

These five steps will teach you how to tie a Clinch Knot. This is the improved version of the clinch knot, also known as the improved clinch.

  1. Pass the end of your leader or fishing line tag through the eye of a fishing hook. You should have approximately 5 to 6 inches length at the tag end.
  2. Wrap the end of the tag around the standing end at least five to six times.
  3. Pass the tag end through the first loop just above the eye. Next, pass the tag end of the line through the first loop just above your hook’s eye.
  4. Pull tag end and standing end should be moistened.
  5. If necessary, trim the tag’s end. This is it!

You might be wondering about the clinch knot vs. the improved clinch knot, in other words, what the difference is between the two. The improved clinch fishing tie has the added step of passing the tag end of the line through the loop before tightening.

Fly anglers who fish with medium to large flies often prefer the improved clinch knot when fly fishing due to the additional strength this variation provides. Many fly anglers will stick to a standard clinch knot when fishing with small dryflies or nymphs.

Lewis Mark is a vastly experienced fly fisher. His encyclopedic knowledge of fly tying has led to start blog on fishing. He also review Fishing equipment based on his knowledge and experience.