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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > June 2016 > Fishing Knot Tips: The Clinch is a Cinch
There are many kinds of fishing knots. Which type to tie depends on what you are connecting or the fishing line type. Frankly, unless you stay well practiced and tie every day, remembering what to tie and when can be a little overwhelming. The first knot I learned was simply called the “fishing knot.” I later learned that it is better known as the “improved clinch or cinch knot.
For bass fishing it is one of the strongest knots and works great with monofilament, fluorocarbon, or any of the superlines, (although some packaging may recommend the Palomar knot). Best of all, it is simple. (I mean, if I can do it…)
Knots are critical to any successful fishing trip. Learn more about tying fishing knots.
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Andy is an outdoor writer (http://www.justkeepreeling.com/) and stressed-out Dad has contributed over 380 blogs to takemefishing.org since 2011. Born in Florida, but raised on banks of Oklahoma farm ponds, he now chases pike, smallmouth bass, and steelhead in Pennsylvania. After earning a B.S. in Zoology from OSU, he worked in fish hatcheries and as a fisheries research technician at OSU, Iowa State, and Michigan State.
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