clinch knot


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clinch knot

n.
A knot used especially to attach a hook to a fishing line, made by coiling the end around the line and passing it through the loop at the bottom.
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To the end of this leader a 1/0 short shank hook is tied on using a clinch knot or uni knot.
After he slips the bobber onto the braided line, he uses what he calls a super-improved clinch knot to attach a #12 black crane swivel.
Use an improved clinch knot to attach your hook to the line.
As I sat next to him, learning all the twists and loops that create a clinch knot, I saw him squinting and noticed the fine creases at the corners of his eyes.