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How to Tie a Clinch Knot for Saltwater Fishing

Learn how to tie a clinch knot from Captain Layne Wagner in this saltwater fishing video from Howcast.

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"Hi, my name is Captain Layne Wagner of Hawk One Charters. I've been a captain for over 40 years. I've fished all over the world and now I'm up here in Long Island, New York. You can find me online at Hawk One Charters, www.hawkonecharters.com. I'll be talking to you today about saltwater fishing.

There are three basic knots I would like to teach beginning fishermen. Here is another knot that I am going to teach you today using like I did before visual aid before I teach you how to do it on a hook.

Take your line put it through the eye of the hook pull it through about 8 inches loop it around 5 times.

Take the tag end put it through the loop that's made. You always have to remember to wet your line before you tighten the knot otherwise the friction will weaken the knot. And just pull it through, tightens down.

Take your fishing line put it through the eye of your hook about six inches. Now take your tag end and loop it around the main line 5 times. 2, 3, 4, 5. Take the tag end put it through the loop and makes it by the beginning of the hook. Pull down. "

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