How to Make an Improved Clinch Knot

The improved clinch knot is a very common knot used by most fisherman. This particular knot is used for securing lures, hooks, swivels, clips, flies, and more. It’s designed in such a way where the more something pulls on it, the tighter, and stronger the knot gets. This is perfect for when you have a fish on your line that’s pulling at the hook.

Do note that for this knot tutorial, I scaled it up so it’s easier to understand. Normally you would use the white, inner strands of your paracord to fish, not the entire paracord with the outer sheating. Also, with the inner strands or regular fishing line, this knot would come together much tighter and hold much better.

Step 1: Twisting loose end around the line 4-5 times.

1. Put your line through the hole at the end of the hook.

2. Wrap your loose end around the standing line.

3. Contntinue to wrap your loose end around the standing end 4-5 times.

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Step 2: Finishing the knot so it stays in place.

1. Weave your loose end through the first loop which was created in part 2 of step 1.

2. Now continue to weave it through the loop you just created in the previous step.

3. Pull tight and cut remaining line. Leave about 1/4″ so your line doesn’t pull through.

4. This is what it will look like once loosely finished.

And you’re done!

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The Finished Improved Clinch Knot

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