The improved clinch knot… why is it improved? Well, the improved version of this popular fisherman's knot includes an extra tuck under the final turn. If you want to learn how to tie the improved clinch knot, just watch this video with Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV.
The improved clinch knot is a knot that is used for securing a fishing line to the fishing lure, but can also affix fishing line to a swivel, clip, or artificial fly.
It offers up to 95 percent of the original line strength. The key is to make five turns of the tag end around the standing end before running the tag end back through the formed loop.
As always, start with plenty of line. This knot is fairly quick and easy to tie and really popular. Use for lines up to 20-pound test.