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How To Tie a Clinch Knot

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The clinch knot is extremely easy to tie and it is also very dependable. I learned how to tie it from my father. We use it for everything, fesh and salt water, and it has always held up. The picture shown is my first fish and biggest fish cought on this knot. It is a stingray weighing about a pound that I cought when I was 5 and a 16 lb. redfish I cought a few years ago. I'm glad to share this and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
 
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Step 1:

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The first thing you're going to need to do is thread the line through the eye of the hook or lure. Double it back to about 5 or 6 inches.

Step 2:

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Now, holding the loose end against the standing line, twist the hook or lure 7-10 complete rotations.

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Next, hold the hook to make sure it doesn't untwist and take the loose end and put it through the very first loop above the eye of the hook.

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Next, holding the loose end tightly against your hook or lure, pull the standing line and the hook in opposite directions. The twists should tighten into small coils. Make sure the coils don't overlap as you pull, the must go one over another or the knot will not be as strong.

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If the coils do not overlap, pull it the rest of the way tight. Then trim off the loose end and you should have this as your final product: