The San Diego Jam is also known as the Heiliger Knot, Reverse Clinch Knot, or simply as the San Diego. Long-range tuna fishermen developed the San Diego to tie on their heavy iron jigs to a line. It is a fast and easy knot to make, even in challenging conditions, and it can be used with all types of lines.
In addition, the San Diego Jam retains the strength of the line better than other knots, as has been demonstrated in comparison tests. This knot, along with the Palomar, is an excellent knot to use with braided line.
When tying this knot, make sure that it is secure by hooking your lure or jig to a post or railing and pulling hard on the long end of the line. Learn how to tie the San Diego Jam Knot following the 6 steps below.