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Fish-Skull Articulated Fish-Spine

The Fish-Skullฎ 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 future of articulation has arrived!

The Fish-Spine was co-developed with Blane Chocklett who is one of the fly fishing industries 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.

Key Features:
  • Four specially designed articulated shanks of varying lengths.
  • Tapered effect creates life-like action.
  • Stainless steel for saltwater flies.
  • Six Fish-Spines per pack (24 individual segments).

    The Articulated Fish-Spine provides a highly customizable system of shanks upon which any number of streamer types and lengths can be built.

    Want to tie the GAME CHANGER or other articulated minnow?
    Vertebra: Fish-Skull Articulated Fish-Spine shanks (10mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm).

    Hook: Any hook make, type and size appropriate to the size of fly you are tying. In this example, it is a Gamakatsu B10S 2/0 which has a nice wide gap on it.

    Eyes: Any 3D fish eyes you want appropriate to the size of fly you are tying. We recommend Fish-Skull Living Eyes in 8.5mm or 10mm size for this particular fly. Or Oval pupil eyes in 6.0 3/8"

    Body: In this fly, we use Hareline Minnow Body Wrap. In the Game Changer, refer to CCT Body Fur. Note: there are several other types of synthetic materials on the market that can be easily wrapped or tied onto the shanks and trimmed to form the body.

    Tail: Any straight synthetic fiber or hackle/fur fibers. In this example, we use DNA fiber.

    More directions and Pictures HERE.

  • Fish-Skull Articulated Fish-Spine