Picture of Fishing Knot: How to Tie Improved Clinch Knot

This is the first knot I learned to use for fishing. I know their is better ones, but people are known to stick to what their good at. Please Vote!

Step 1: Run Main Line Through Lure Eye

Picture of Run Main Line Through Lure Eye
OTP11 month ago

Nice One

lilchumy11 months ago
I voted for your ible please vote for my "guide to fresh water fishing" ible registered in the hunter gather contest. Really appreciate it!
ABCass1 (author) 1 year ago
Thank you for your feed back!!
cw871 year ago

WOW! It worked!

ABCass1 (author) 1 year ago
Thank you for the comments...rhino I'm going to use that "spit of a virgin" with my son when he's big enough haha

That looks like a legit knot. im gonna try that next time I tie something. My knot skills are way low because i can use the fingers in my hand but this looks doable. Thanks.

Excellent explanation of the greatest fishing knot known to men or Gods. When I was taught this knot many decades ago it was explained to me that you had to use the spit of a virgin. Later on I learned that was not exactly so. I guess the old man was trying to use my love of fishing to keep me on the straight and narrow. Voted.

Dittytwo1 year ago


In the uk this is called a half blood tuck (the tuck being the last tuck through the loop) as opposed to the half blood (without the last tuck)

it is a great knot and will often outlast the strength of the fishing line, the saliva is key to this as it is a friction knot and will stress the fishing line when pulled tight without the saliva. this is the main knot i sue whenever i go fishing, it is also the simplest knot to teach kids when the go fishing.

this is a great instructable good work