Tie animated baitfish patterns with ultra-lifelike action.

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Tie animated baitfish patterns with ultra-lifelike action.


Co-designed with Blane Chocklett. 

Blane Chocklett is one of the fly fishing industry’s most forward-thinking and innovative fly tyers. Essentially a tapered daisy-chain, the Fish-Spine is a series of specifically-designed articulated shanks that allow you to create multi-jointed, highly articulated streamers, such as the revolutionary Chocklett’s Game Changer.

To tie your own Game Changer, simply combine the Fish-Spine with Chocklett's Body Wrap and ultra-realistic Fish-Skull® Living Eyes™



  • Ultra-lifelike movement- This method of daisy-chaining a series of articulated shanks allows for a level of realism that was previously impossible.
  • Highly customizable- Flies of various sizes and styles can be created through different combinations of shank lengths, hooks and materials.
  • Wrap it up- Game Changers have never been so easy to tie since the release of Chocklett's Body Wrap.
  • Stainless steel- For use in saltwater streamers.


Articulated Fish Spine tying instructions


How To Use:

Potentially any dense synthetic material (we recommend Chocklett's Body Wrap) or natural feathers can be used, flies can be weighted or unweighted, and the hook can be in the front or the back.

The concept is simple. A fly is tied in segments. Each segment is tied using one of the 3 or 4 articulated shanks or the hook. Typically, a fly is tied by starting first with the tail segment and once completed, more segments are added on one at a time until you finish at the front of the fly.

To explain in a little more detail, each segment is created by tying the materials onto an articulated shank. Once a segment is tied, the articulated shank is removed from the vise and connected to the loop of the next size of articulated shank. In turn, this new shank is held in the vise and the materials in turn are tied onto that shank. This process continues until the segments of the fly (shanks and hooks) are all connected together. The fly is then trimmed to shape and any final features like eyes or body markings can be added to finish off the fly.