Welcome to Knot Tying

Clinch Knot

By James Castwell

If there is any standard knot used to attach a fly to a leader or tippet it's the clinch knot. Probably the first knot any fly fisher learns, and for very good reasons. It can be tied in variations depending on the thickness of the material being used, it's fast, easy to learn and simple to tie. This knot is usually used to tie on small flies where minor strain is expected. This is the one I use on size twenty and smaller.

Rather standard is the one shown here constructed with five turns. ~ J. Castwell

Joining Leader/Tippet and hook

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