Flymen Fishing Company

Fish-Skull® Articulated Shank for Steelhead and Salmon Flies

$ 9.85

Flymen Fishing Company

Fish-Skull® Articulated Shank for Steelhead and Salmon Flies

$ 9.85

Specialized shanks for articulated freshwater and saltwater steelhead and salmon flies.

Specialized for use in intruder-style and other modern steelhead and salmon flies, the shanks have sought-after features such as a loop-up eye at the front of the shank, stronger stainless steel wire, and a slightly smaller rear loop. 

To make the most of the possibilities a good reference is the book - Fusion Fly Tying: Steelhead, Salmon, and Trout Flies of the Synthetic Era - for 36 patterns that'll push your comfort zone and teach you to combine modern and traditional fly tying styles.

Quantity per pack: 20

  • Quick and easy to tie
    Senyo's Shank is held straight in any vise, avoiding the need to tie the fly at strange angles. This allows you to easily attach a free-swinging stinger hook or do a direct hook-to-shank connection using the rear loop.

    Loop-up eye
    Keeping with traditional salmon and steelhead flies.

    Small rear loop
    Allows you to attach hooks directly onto the shank.

    Stainless steel
    For saltwater use.

  • 1. The shank is held in your vise by the rear loop.

    2. Tie your fly in the normal way.

  • Q: What is the difference between Senyo’s Articulated Shank and the normal Articulated Shank?

    A: Both shanks work very well, but Senyo’s Articulated Shank has been designed with special features that modern steelhead and salmon fly tiers have been asking for. The most significant of these is having a loop up-eye at the front of the shank, stronger wire, a slightly smaller rear loop and the choice of bright, vibrant shank colors that enable fly tiers to take the color blending of materials to a whole new level.

    Q: Is this shank intended for tying traditional and classic flies?

    A: Not really. This shank is intended for the tying of the more contemporary steelhead and salmon flies that have been gaining in popularity in recent years. Examples include intruder-style and various types of articulated Alaskan-style flies used for catching Pacific salmon species. However, if you enjoy tying classics then combining these techniques with the shank may offer some interesting possibilities for new flies.

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