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The  Clinch  Knot  (Original)
Illustration on how to tie the original clinch knot on your fishing line.


Knot-May1.gif (5590 bytes) 1. Bring the free end of the line
up through the eye of the hook.
Give yourself about a foot of free
line on top to work with.

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2. Take the free end back, behind and then under the straight line.

Knot-May3.gif (9046 bytes) 3. Bring the free end back over the top to form a full loop. Keep loops
fairly loose at this point.
Knot-May4.gif (17477 bytes) 4. Continue looping the free end around the straight line in the same direction. Form about four loops.
Knot-May5.gif (21224 bytes) 5. With the free end coming from the bottom of a turn, pass it between the eye and the first loop.
Knot-May6.gif (7060 bytes) 6. Slowly pull out all slack. Then pull tightly and trim off the end.




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