The Fish-Skull Articulated Shank™ is an innovative, new fly tying material designed to simplify the tying of articulated flies.
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 such as Intruder-style salmon and steelhead flies.
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.
3 Shank lengths (20mm, 35mm and 55mm)
20 Shanks per pack
Typically for streamer flies 3″ (7.5cm) and longer
Wire diameter fits hook sizes starting from about #4 up to 3/0
Will fit the Fish-Skull™ (SM, M and L sizes) and the Fish-Skull™ Sculpin Helmet
The high strength, stainless spring steel shank can be used in saltwater
for some examples of flies tied with the articulated shank