How to Tie a Hook for Beginners

February 03, 2021 3 min read

 

How to Tie the Improved Clinch Knot

[00:00:00] Hey, welcome back, ladies and gentlemen, Joshua here with another video.


[00:00:04] So today, I'm going to be showing you how to attach a hook to your mainline. Now, this is a video tutorial for beginners. So a couple of months ago, more like six to eight months ago, I showed you how to attach a swivel to your mainline and your leader, and that had a lot of success. So I want to help you, beginners. Let's jump in. I will show you two simple knots that you can learn to tie in under a minute. Let's go.

[00:00:31] All right. So the very first knot, and please don't mind the scales, guys catching a lot of mackerel today, but the very first fishing knot we're going to do is called the improved clinch knot.


1. Go ahead and take your leader material, pass it through the eye of your hook just like that.

 

How to tie an Improved Clinch Knot Pt. 1

2. Then what I like to do is hold my middle finger here

 

How to Tie an Improved Clinch Knot pt. 2

3. Wrap your tag in four to seven times depending on the diameter, if it's a smaller diameter you may want to pass it around more. Now you'll see that you have a loop here.

 

How to Tie an Improved Clinch Knot Pt. 3

4. You want to go ahead and run that tag again right back through the loop.

 

How to Tie an Improved Clinch Knot Pt. 4

Use saliva and cinch it down right there, and your knot is finished.

5. I like to make it that much more robust to pass it back through the loop here.

 

How to Tie a Clinch Knot Pt. 5

[00:01:21] And it should be right here.

[00:01:24] 6. Use a little saliva, pull it tight, and you'll see that that cinches down beautifully.

 

How to tie the Improved Clinch Knot pt.6

Very, very simple knot, guys. It's one of the very first knots I learned with my grandfather. And it will work. It's probably realistically the only knot you ever need to know. But hang on. I'm going to show you another one that's just as strong and super simple.

How to Tie the Loop Knot


[00:01:46] The next fishing knot that I would advise to learn is the loop knot all you do is take your main line to a simple overhand knot. So it should look like this.

[00:01:57] And then what you do is you put your hook.

[00:02:06] Oh, and just like that, so you should be here at this point on this line, back through that loop that you just made, and then you want to wrap it three times around the mainline, one-two. Three, so now we're here. Put your tag through here, moisten with saliva and then pull tight, and now you could trim, and that is how you tie the knot, which will give your bait fish or lure the best action.

[00:02:47] Hey, guys, I hope you enjoyed today's video demonstration on how to attach a hook to a fishing line or a mainline; if you did, please give a thumbs up, subscribe for more. And hey, let me know what type of instruction or tutorials you would like to know below? I can do it for both beginners and the pro. So if you want to know something, I want to learn something. Let me know below. And guys, the Loop knot and the improved clinch knot. Not too easy. Easy not. And two of the most common notes that I use regularly.

[00:03:17] So until next time, guys, we'll see you on the water.

 

 

 

 


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