Micro Spine Shank NextGen
Fish-Skull Micro Spine Shank Next Generation
Introducing the Next Generation of articulated shanks
Designed with Blane Chocklett and Martin Bawden
The Next Generation Shank (NGS) 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 create and tie better, more effective articulated flies such as the Game Changer style 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.
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.
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 Qty Per Pack
Micro Shanks: 6mm Tail Shank, 6mm and 8mm (Qty 25)
Standard Shanks: Tail Shank, 10mm, 15mm, 20mm and 35mm (Qty 25)
Longer Shanks: 45mm, 55mm (Qty 20) and 65mm, 80mm (Qty 16)
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Blane Chocklett designed a tapered daisy-chain of articulated shanks that allow you to create multi-jointed, highly articulated streamers, such as the revolutionary Chocklett’s Game Changer using the Fish-Skull® Chocklett's Articulated Micro-Spine™
See the micro bugger changer fly tied with Chockletts micro shank
This method of daisy-chaining a series of articulated shanks allows for a level of realism that was previously impossible.
Flies of various sizes and styles can be created through different combinations of shank lengths, hooks and materials.
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Game Changers have never been so easy to tie since the release of Chocklett's Body Wrap.
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Created in partnership with renowned fly tyer and fishing guide Blane Chocklett, the new Chocklett's Articulated Micro-Spine allows fly tyers to take the Game Changer style of fly tying to completely new territory.
The sky is the limit for realistically imitating insects, small baitfish, crustaceans, and other aquatic critters with never-before-possible lifelike movement.
The new triangular back-loop design reduces the gap between segments and makes it easier to fit in your fly tying vise jaws.
The system is comprised of 3 different shanks (8mm, 6mm and a 6mm long Tail Shank) which can be connected ("daisy chained") in a limitless number of different combinations to create virtually any highly articulated, small fly you desire.
The three individual shanks in the system can be purchased in individual size packs (25 shanks per pack).