Fish-Skull Next Generation Articulated Shank


Flymen Fishing Company

The Fish-Skull Next Generation Shank range represents the next generation of articulated shanks with a focus on improved functionality and ease of use. The NGS range provides a single, improved design across the full range of shank sizes, making it easier for fly tyers to create and tie better, more effective articulated flies such as the Game Changer style of flies. The design improvements offer significant advantages over previous shank models:

Triangular Rear Loop

Reduces the gap between interconnected shanks by pulling the shanks closer together resulting in flies with tighter, more integrated bodies.

Triangular shape is easier for the jaws of the vise to grip and hold the shank, especially important with the smaller size shanks.

Loop Eye

Stronger than a ring eye, the loop eye eliminates chance of shank failure enabling you to land bigger, stronger fish.

Extended Wire Tags

The "tag end" of the shanks are now extended to run the full length of the shank. This means there are now 3 parallel wire strands creating an even base platform to wrap the thread and materials along the entire length of the shank. Makes it easier to wrap, more precise and overall, much stronger shank.

Single Design

Easier for fly tyers to better understand the articulation concept and tie better, more effective articulated flies across the full spectrum of fly sizes.

Shank Sizes and Quantity Per Pack

Micro Shanks: 6mm Micro Tail Shank, 6mm and 8mm (Qty 25)
Standard Shanks: 7mm Standard Tail Shank, 10mm, 15mm, 20mm and 35mm (Qty 25)
Longer Shanks: 45mm, 55mm (Qty 20) and 65mm, 80mm (Qty 16)

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Charles Farneth
Great service and product

Placing my order was easy. Delivery was quick and the product was perfect for me to prepare for a lifetime trip. I now have the flies I need to catch my trophy.

Pablo W.
Best shanks for game changers!

Bought the Fish-Skull Next Generation Articulated Shanks for tying Game Changer Flies. Tried to tie this fly using another brand, just wasn’t working. The Fish-Skull Next Generation Shanks made tying these flies so much easier it was amazing. I will be using these for all of my articulated patterns from now on. Thanks guys!

Marcus C.
New & Improved Shanks

I'm digging these new shanks. They're stronger than the previous fish-skull articulated shanks and have the same great action in the water. Very easy to tie game changers with!