The Improved Clinch Knot is the first knot any beginner angler should learn. Much like a new guitar player learning to play the G, C, D, and E chords and instantly gaining the ability to play a majority of pop songs, learning the improved clinch knot will be enough for an angler to catch fish in a variety of situations. The knot is simple to tie and thus is very suitable for beginners. Next time you’re in a fishing pinch, try the improved clinch.
Here are the knot strength efficiency numbers for the Improved Clinch Knot as tested across the three major line types.
See the Fishing Knot Strength Chart for more data and details on the testing methodology.