Here is a stronger alternative to the improved clinch knot. Very similar, but the wraps on a San Diego Knot are around a double line as opposed to the single line of a clinch knot. When learning to tie this knot, it helped me to think about it as an upside-down clinch. The knot can be used with fluro, mono, and does especially well with braid and doesn’t experience any slippage. This is an easy knot to tie and extremely strong as is retains 95% of the line strength. When using heavy line (over 30lbs test) you can use a fewer number of turns. Also important to note in step 5, tightening the knot up high before cinching it down on the hook eye. It will smoothly slide down and rest against the hook eye if tied correctly. The San Diego has replaced the improved clinch knot for me. Regardless of if it does for you, it is a good one to add to your arsenal of knots!
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