The Clinch Knot

Also called the half-blood knot, fishermen use the clinch knot for tying a fishing line to the swivel, lure, or snap line. When you use two half blood knots to tie together the lines, it turns into one knot. So, people call it a blood knot.


One of the most secure knots for fishing used for tying medium sized hooks is the clinch knot. It is one of the strongest ways to secure a hook in size 4 to 4/0 to a line with a size ranging from 6 lbs to 30 lbs. It’s readily used in saltwater fishing as well as fishing in fresh water.

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