The Improved Clinch Knot, to connect the Tippet to the Fly

The final knot in putting your tackle together is the Improved Clinch Knot, which we recommend for tying a fly to your tippet. The turtle knot is also good. Insert 5” to 6” of tippet through the hook eye. Make five turns with the tag end around the standing part of the tippet, winding away from the hook.

Fly Fishing Improved Clinch Knot, Step 1 Push the tag end through the opening between the hook eye and the first wrap. This creates an open tippet loop over the wraps. Push the tag end through this open loop and pull slightly until the knot begins to close.
Fly Fishing Improved Clinch Knot, Step 2 Moisten the knot area. Alternately pull on the standing portion of the tippet and the hook until the knot snugs up against the hook eye. Trim the tag end.

 

Essential Knot- Tying