Product Spotlight - The Shrimp & Cray Tail

Welcome to the Product Spotlight on the innovative Fish-Skull® Shrimp & Cray Tail where we encourage you to learn what is possible with this innovative fly tying product.    

The Shrimp & Cray Tail™ is a metal weight molded in the shape of a shrimp or crayfish tail. It is quick-and-easy to tie with and provides a simple, better alternative to using old-style bead chain eyes and dumbbells to add weight to shrimp and crayfish fly patterns.


We provide a number of resources for you to learn, tie and fish flies using this product.

Learn More:

Read this article by designer Martin Bawden on the design process:
Inside look: Designing the Fish-Skull Shrimp & Cray Tail.

Fly Tying Videos:

Fly Tying: The Shrimp Tail Gotcha

Fly Tying: The Shrimp & Cray Tail Faux Shrimp

Fly Tying Kit Tutorial: Fish-Skull Crawdaddy

Fly Tying: Gummy Gotcha Shrimp

Fly Tying Kits:

Fish-Skull Crawdaddy

Fish-Skull Shrimp Tail Gotcha

Fly Tying Materials:

Shrimp & Cray Tail

Kona fly hooks


Fish-Skull SCT Bonefish fly range

FS Rubber Legs Gotcha, FS Mantis Shrimp, FS Spawning Shrimp, FS Bonefish Special, FS Pink Gotcha & FS Bonefish Bugger

Fish-Skull Skull Daddy Crayfish