Improved Clinch Knot – How To

How To Tie An Improved Clinch Knot

I use the Improved Clinch Knot to tie hooks and lures to fluorocarbon or monofilament line.

Take the line and go through the hook eye, pulling out about 8 to 10 inches of tag leaving your index finger above the hook eye.

Now, take the tag and wrap it 4 to 10 times around the main line. Find what works best for you.

Once the wraps are finished, take the tag and put it through the loop where your index finger was, and pull it through. This creates a second loop.

Now, take the tag and put it through the loop you just created.

Time to lubricate your knot. The best way, is to run the knot through your mouth and use saliva.

After the line has been lubricated, it’s time to cinch up the knot.

I found with this knot, holding the tag in my teeth, while holding the lure or hook and pulling on the main line works best.

After cinching up using your teeth. You may need to cinch up a bit more using your thumb and index finger, pinching just above the knot while pulling on the main line until the knot is nice and tight, repeat if necessary.

Now trim the tag a little less then a quarter inch.

You just learned how I tie the Improved Clinch Knot.

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Shane Kreuscher

Shane Kreuscher

Shane Kreuscher got the nickname Bass Hole from a co-angler who was having a rough outing and annoyed by the words “FISH ON” coming out of his mouth. Shane is a bass angler that won't hesitate to mix it up and fish multi-species. From shore, his kayak or from his co-owned Deep V Crestliner, picking lakes apart in Northeast Illinois and Southeast Wisconsin is his thing along with contributing to the angling social media world. When he's not getting fishing footage on the water, he's filming and editing how-to tips and trick videos to help new anglers and veterans alike. Go follow Shane/Bass Hole on his youtube channel
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