If you fish, then you need to know the Fisherman's Knot. This one - also known as the Improved Clinch - is a classic knot for all anglers, especially those using monofilament fishing line. In this video, we go through tying the Fisherman's Knot step by step, and explain each action we take.


For more on knot tying, see our How to Tie Knots Playlist. You can also find lots of knot tying how-to info in the readable form in our Features How-To section.


Written by: Lenny Rudow
With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, Lenny Rudow has contributed to publications including YachtWorld, boats.com, Boating Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Boating World, Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, and many others. Lenny is a graduate of the Westlawn School of Yacht Design, and he has won numerous BWI and OWAA writing awards.