Fishing Knot: How to Tie Improved Clinch Knot




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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!

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Step 1: Run Main Line Through Lure Eye

Step 2: Take Tag End Run Twist It Around the Main Line; 7-8 Times

Step 3: After Twisting Run Tag End Through the First Loop

Step 4: Run Tag End Through the Large Loop You Created From Previous Step

Step 5: Moisten With Spit and Pull Tight; Go Fishing

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    5 years 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!


    5 years ago

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    5 years 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.

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    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    5 years ago on Introduction


    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