How to Tie a Cinch Knot

If you want to learn how to tie a fishing knot on your own, there is no better knot to start with than the cinch or clinch knot. This is one of the easiest and strongest fishing knots you can use to tie your line or leader to your hook.

One of the easiest and strongest fishing knots you can use to tie your line or leader to your hook is a cinch knot (also known as a clinch knot). Learning how to tie a cinch knot is literally a "cinch." Tying a cinch knot for fishing involves just a few simple steps.

Cinch Knot Steps

If you want to learn how to tie a fishing knot on your own, there is no better knot to start with than the cinch or clinch knot. The clinch or cinch knot is a good fishing knot to use when tying monofilament or fluorocarbon fishing line to a hook, lure, or swivel.

Follow these four easy steps to learn how to tie a cinch knot:

  1. Pass the tag end of your fishing line or leader line through the eye of the fishing hook. Make sure you have at least 6 inches of length on the tag end.
  2. Wrap the tag end of the line around the standing end five or six times.
  3. Moisten and pull both the tag end and standing end so that line tightens up against the eye of the hook.
  4. Trim the tag end.
 


Once you learn how to tie a cinch knot, you can try using a cinch knot tool to see if it helps you tie the cinch or clinch knot a bit easier. All you have to do is practice tying the clinch knot and a few other easy fishing knots so that you'll be ready to rig your own lines when needed.