Video: How to Tie the San Diego Jam Knot


There are plenty of good knots to use when you’re chasing trout or warmwater species, but do you know which knot to use when you’re after serious big game? Orvis ambassador Conway Bowman guides anglers for mako sharks off San Diego, so he needs a connection that’s going to survive a long fight with a fish that might go hundreds of pounds. In this video, he demonstrates the San Diego jam knot, which looks like a cross between a clinch knot and a uni knot.

So if you find yourself trying to catch a tuna or some other powerful, salty beast, give this knot a try. If Conway says it works, that’s good enough for me.

To see the knot as an animation, click here.

4 thoughts on “Video: How to Tie the San Diego Jam Knot”

    1. Correction. It’s not an improved clinch. Similar though. The wraps are done around a doubled over running line. In a clinch knot the wraps are just around the stand alone running line.

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