Friday, January 14, 2011

Knot Tying Refresher: Part 6 Improved Clinch Knot

The Improved Clinch Knot, or sometimes referred to as the Fisherman's Knot is one of the most well known and easy knots to tie. When the pressure is on, fish are rising all around you, and your buddies are landing fish, tying knots goes into auto pilot. That's the way it is for the Improved Clinch Knot. Growing up as a kid and fishing with your dad or grandpa, this is the first knot they teach you.

Application: This knot is used to tie flies to the leader or tippet.

Step 1: Feed the leader/tippet through the eye of the hook.

Step 2: Wrap the tag end around the running line approximately 6 times.

Step 3: Bring the tag end back through the area between the eye of the hook and the first wrap.

Step 4: Take the tag end and place it back through the area between all the wraps and the line.

Step 5: Lubricate with saliva or water, pull tight, and trim close.

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