The clinch knot should be probably the most written-about, talked-about, and argued-about knot in fly-fishing historical past. Matters have included: Is it actually the strongest knot? What number of wraps present optimum energy? Do you have to at all times “enhance the clinch knot?”
On this video, Joe Rotter from Purple’s Fly Store, makes his case for a plain, outdated UN-improved clinch knot, which he says he makes use of on a regular basis. In his view, the unimproved knot seats higher, which is the important thing to constant efficiency. He employs eight wraps, which is greater than I’ve ever used.
I’m a six-wrap man. However then once more, on any hook bigger than a 12, I at all times enhance. Nevertheless, I’ll wager that Joe fishes a heck of much more than I do, so who am I to doubt his findings? This video is solely extra fodder for dialogue. What do you assume?