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WATCH | Trouts Tips // Quick & Easy Technique for Tying a Clinch Knot

Ivan Orsic / Jun 22, 2021

The Clinch Knot is a standard in the world of fly fishing, especially for trout. It is one of the most effective and popular ways to attach your fly to your tippet. While it's a relatively easy knot, the clinch can get a little tedious when you're making 5 or 6 wraps.

A couple of months ago, while we were enjoying a day of fishing with Umpqua's own Alec Gerbec, Alec whipped up a clinch knot so quickly, we did a little double take. It's such a quick's almost easy to miss. This technique is such a time saver that frankly, we felt it irresponsible to not share it with you. With that in mind, enjoy this quick Trouts Tips video.

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