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Fish-Skull Articulated Fish-Spine Shanks

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!

Buying Individual sizes now allows you to customize the length of your fly. Just mix and match the sizes to get the effect you want!

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:
  • Twenty Four specially designed articulated shanks of a single lengths.
  • Stainless steel for saltwater flies.
  • 24 segments per pack.

    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 (you chose the size and quantity from 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 Shanks