Tie animated baitfish patterns with ultra-lifelike action. Co-designed with Blane Chocklett. Blane Chocklett is one of the fly fishing industry’s most forward-thinking and innovative fly tyers. Essentially a tapered daisy-chain, the Fish-Spine is a series of specifically-designed articulated shanks that allow you to create multi-jointed, highly articulated streamers, such as the revolutionary Blane Chocklett Signature Fly Collection. To tie your own Game Changer, simply combine the Fish-Spine with Chocklett's chenille and ultra-realistic Fish-Skull® Living Eyes™. If you enjoy tying Game Changer style flies but get frustrated with tying the tail section, the NEW Tail Shank is the solution you've been looking for. The Tail Shank is the newest addition to the Fish-Skull Articulated Fish-Spine system and is designed to simplify and improve the tail tying process. We've essentially modified the design of a Fish-Spine shank by removing the rear loop and replacing it with a tag, which is to be used as an easy way for you to place the Tail Shank in your fly tying vise. Now, rather than having to try the difficult process of tying around the rear loop of a shank or modifying the shank by cutting part of it off, you can easily tie a...
This innovative, multipurpose material is a key component for tying different styles of articulated streamers, such as single-hook and double-hook articulated streamers, poppers, and sliders, as well as in streamers that use a free-swinging stinger hook, such as intruder-style salmon and steelhead flies.
Quantity per pack: 20
Quick and easy to tieEliminates the need to sacrifice a hook to make a shank.
Realistic movementIncreases both tail action and overall fly length.
DurabilityReduces the leverage a hooked fish typically places on a fly.
Stainless steel For saltwater use.
How to use:
1. Tie materials onto the hook to create the tail of the fly.
2. Fit the finished tail hook on the loop of the Articulated Shank.
3. Put the Articulated Shank in the vise and use thread wraps to close off the loop.
4. Continue adding body materials to the Articulated Shank and finish the fly in the normal way.
Blane Chocklett is one of the fly fishing industry’s most forward-thinking and innovative fly tyers. His beefed-up version of the Articulated Shank is optimized for strength with heavy-gauge, stainless steel wire, and has extended length with oversized loops for bigger hooks.
Quantity & Size per pack: 28 mm (20); 40 mm (16); 80 mm (12)
Oversized loopsGive the eye of the fly enough room to use a heavy-duty bite tippet, and creates space for bigger hooks (6/0 or 7/0) to move freely on the back loop.
Extended loop lengthAllows you to tie them down further along the shank, which adds strength to the loop and helps prevent bigger fish pulling out the loop during an extended fight.
Stainless steelFor use in saltwater streamers.Part of the Flymen Big Game Fly SolutionCombine with 10 mm or 15 mm Living Eyes and #10 or #15 Fish-Masks for ultimate big game flies.