That being said, even I still use the improved clinch in a couple of scenarios. Occasionally I am in such a hurry to get a different fly to a tailer that it is worth the risk of losing a pound or two of breaking strength to gain a second or two. I am also using it on the top-side of a new super strong leader system I have been working on with a tippet ring, a bimini twist and a hand-shake knot.
Since knot even I (pun intended) can completely abandon the improved clinch, I decided to put together a video showing improved clinch stalwarts how they might be able to squeeze a smidge more strength by tightening this knot differently.
Especially if you use flourocarbon, adjusting how you tighten down the knot can increase the strength of this knot dramatically. Give it a shot.