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  • Tip for Tying an Easier Improved Clinch Knot

    We see a lot of anglers who struggle on-stream when tying the most basic knot most fly anglers use, the Improved Clinch Knot. Fishing guides learn early on that the quicker they can tie on a fly, the better the odds are their client will catch fish. On another message board this morning, a new fly angler was bemoaning the amount of time he lost fishing because he spent so much time tying this knot. To help him understand, I produced a short video that we now have up on our website. It's a great trick and one that may help you keep your fly in the water more. Here's a link to the video.
    Jimmy Harris
    Unicoi Liars Club
    Unicoi Outfitters Online Store

  • #2
    Great video, Jimmy. Thanks a lot for putting that together.
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    • #3
      I like that. You be surprised at how much more fishing you can get in by just
      Practicing your knots.
      dink
      Last edited by dink; 12-03-15, 03:26 PM.
      Some fishermen see no fish and foolishly
      believe that the river is empty.
      Henry Van Dyke

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      • #4
        Thanks Jimmy. Do you prefer the improved clinch knot over the Davy knot?
        "Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."
        -Henry David Thoreau

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        • #5
          Great video Jimmy. Newbies take note some days you have to tie lots of knots.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by NealH View Post
            Thanks Jimmy. Do you prefer the improved clinch knot over the Davy knot?
            I'm knot recommending one over another. I learned a long time ago, the hard way, that the best knot for you to use is the one you are most comfortable tying, assuming it's an acceptable fishing knot. The improved clinch is probably the most utilized knot in fishing but certainly nothing is sacred about it.
            Jimmy Harris
            Unicoi Liars Club
            Unicoi Outfitters Online Store

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            • #7
              That's how my grandfather taught me to tie the clinch. I teach it the same way. Nice video.
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              • #8
                Thanks for the video Jimmy. I utilized the technique today on Smith Creek. Had I been alone I would have stopped in for some flies in support of great videos like this. The person with the ultimate veto power had his foot on the gas pedal and he just wanted to get to the Creek. Next time I will stop and buy double .
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                • #9
                  Rotate the finger that you hang the fly and tippet on, much faster.
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                  And sitting by desolate streams;
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                  On whom the pale moon gleams.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for sharing. I agree you lose lots of fishing time when you're not proficient at knots. I can tell a difference in myself - easier around noon, then when I start out in the morning. Tells me - I need to practice at home before I ever wet a line. I'll be putting this video information to practical application for me.


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                    • #11
                      Great tip. I've been tying this knot for practically my entire life and I'm fixin' to go practice this technique. Many thanks for taking the time to do the video, sir.
                      Gene

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for the video Jimmy. This is great, as I too, spend too much time tying knots.

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                        • #13
                          Great video, jimmy. Any more videos or tips you could post?
                          Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. ~Mark Twain

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