Clinch Knot

Slow Motion How to Tie the Clinch Knot

Slow Motion How to Tie the Clinch Knot

The Clinch Knot is also called the Fisherman's knot and it is the most widely used knot in fishing.  It is often the first knot that any fisherman learns and has applications throughout fishing in both fresh and saltwater.  

There are really 2 versions of this knot, the clinch and the Improved Clinch.  The Clinch knot is shown above in slow motion with heavy high visibility cord over a black background to make it extremely easy to see how to tie this knot.

How to Tie the Clinch Knot with Mono

How to Tie the Clinch Knot with Mono

The Clinch Knot, also called the Fisherman's Knot, is one of the most commonly used fishing knots.  While commonly used, it is exceptionally strong and is used in both fresh and saltwater for a wide variety of gamefish.

There are a few versions of this knot.  A simple Clinch knot is just 5 times around the line and then back through the hole above the hook eye.  With heavier line, like 15-20 lb, this can work fine, an Improved Clinch is the same knot but the tag end returns back through another loop.