I used to tie the improved clinch but have switched to a uni knot. I've had way less knot breaks since changing. I also learned the double uni which is awesome for when your line breaks but you still have both pieces. or when you have to cut out wind knots/birdsnets.
I like a Rapala knot when I want a loop to fly, Dbl surgeon loop for a loop to loop leader to fly line, blood knots for building leaders, and a dbl Surgeon for tippet, I think a clinch sucks! I used the improved clinch for ever, but gave it up for a Davey it is a fast strong easy tie, for a big eye do the last step of the Davey twice, this is a great knot and strong w/a small profile :yes:
Anybody catching those Pompano yet, Destin had the water temp at 71 this morning? I went out yesterday morning and caught one sm lady and a hard tail in the surf, saw a few mullet passing by, very slow.
Thanks to Flylipps I use the loop knot for pretty much everything now (unless I'm back up north where I'm using 5x- and can't afford the loop w/ the small fly). It allows the fly/lure to move more naturally and I've never lost a fish because of this knot and that includes big AJ's on my trevali jigging rods w/ 80lb braid. Slight variation from the pic below is that I pass the tag end back through the main loop.