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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Articulated Shanks for Steelhead and Salmon Flies

Just in time for chasing winter steel, we have a full assortment of Senyo Articulated Shanks for Steelhead and Salmon Flies in multiple colors and multiple sizes. What makes them so great? For starters, they fit easily into your vice. Gone are the days of putting on a Waddington shank and turning your vise sideways to orient the fly upright. The Waddingtons are also getting harder and harder to find! 
Two sizes, 25 mm and 40 mm, are available at the shop.

The rear portion of the Senyo shanks fit into jaws vertically and the eye is properly oriented to tie the entire fly. Secondly, they come in a variety of colors, from traditional black to a very fishy Western Washington green to steelhead candy pink, blue, and copper orange. They come in 25mm and 40mm, and they're stainless so you can tie some up for the salt as well. We also have an assortment of Senyo's Intruder Wire.  The wire comes in a few colors and in two sizes.

Custom tied intruder by our guide, Joel Oerter, on the Senyo shank.

One of the cooler features is that they fit the Fish-Skulls and Streamer Helmets, as they were developed by the same company.  If you haven't had a chance to tie with the helmets, they create some really fun patterns that jig and dive and create a perfect sculpin silhouette. There will definitely be some Sculpin Helmets on 25mm shanks for spring Yakima streamers in our future ...

What are you going to tie up with these vice friendly new shanks?