Do you know the traditional boy scout way of making a clove hitch? "Wrap, Cross, Wrap, Tuck, Tighten" It's exactly the steps you do with the tying end on two-half hitches around the long end. Basically, you just substitute the long end with the pole. The double loop technique you're using is hard to do in the wind. It's the only way one would be able to tie a clove hitch around, say, a light pole (aka when you can't slip loops over the end).
Anyhow, if you modify it to more like a tautline method rather than two-half hitches method (aka "Double Wrap, Cross, Wrap, Tuck, Tighten"), the double wrap lets you hold tight even in high winds with relatively little effort. I think this method technically has a different name... but I just tie it, I don't worry about the name.
Wow... this site is pretty simplistic, but it is the 'traditional' clove hitch I'm, talking about.
<s>Let's see if I can actually link the gif...
er... doesn't seem to animate properly when I link to it... it might if I upload...
yup, that seems to have worked...
Oooh! The sight has the modified clove, apparently it's calling a rolling hitch...</s>
Oy, just noticed the author of the site specifcally requested no linking or copying directly to the images. Anyhow, here' aa link to his Knot Menu