Fly Fishing the Sierra

Articulated Fish Spines and Shanks

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Articulated spines

$9.00 per pack

24 Shanks (6x4 sizes)

The Fish-Skull® Articulated Fish-Spine ™ is an innovative system of interconnected, articulated shanks that combine to form a multi-jointed “fish spine” upon which incredibly animate and realistic baitfish patterns can be tied. The Fish-Spine was co-developed with Blane Chocklett who is one of the fly fishing industry's most forward thinking and innovative fly tiers.   By daisy-chaining a series of articulated shanks, Blane conceived of a way to impart incredibly realistic action into baitfish patterns that has until now been impossible to achieve. Multi-jointed “swim flies” with ultra-real action!  The starter pack has 24 shanks. 6 each of size 10mm, 15mm, 20mm, and 25mm.

 

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Articulated Shank

$5.95 pkg

Size

It can be used as a simple component in different styles of articulated flies such as single-hook and two-hook articulated streamers, poppers and sliders. It is also used for streamers that use a free-swinging stinger hook.

Key Features:

  • Easy-and-fast tying process.
  • Increases tail action.
  • Increases the overall fly length.
  • Reduces the leverage a hooked fish typically places on a fly.
  • Eliminates the need to “sacrifice a hook” to make a shank.
  • 2 Shank lengths (20mm and 35mm).
  • 20 Shanks per pack.
  • Wire diameter fits hook sizes starting from about #4 up to 3/0.
  • Will fit the Fish-Skull™ (SM and M sizes) and the Fish-Skull™ Sculpin Helmet.