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Fish Skull
Fish Skull Articulated Shanks

Fish Skull
Fish Skull Articulated Shanks

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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.
  • 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.


  GETTING STARTED GUIDE for some ideas on tying different styles of articulated fly.

 ARTICULATED SHANK PATTERNS with step-by-step tying instructions.

Articulated “Skulpin Bunnies” tied by Martin Bawden