We are dedicated to designing and manufacturing “next generation” nymphing and streamer products for use in both fresh and saltwater environments. Our products are categorized as Fly Tying Materials or Flies.
Fly Tying Materials
The popular Nymph-Head® brand includes all products used predominantly in the tying of nymph fly patterns. This includes the most comprehensive ranges of fly tying beads on the market today.
Nymph-Head® Evolution™ Beadheads
Fly tying beads have evolved! Nymph-Head® Evolution™ is a family of tungsten fly-tying beads molded in the natural shape, size and colors of the heads of the three most common aquatic insects that trout feed upon and which fly fishermen attempt to imitate, namely mayflies, stoneflies and caddisflies.
Nymph-Head® Heavy Metal™ Beads
The Heavy Metal™ range of modern tungsten fly-tying beads have 3D “nymph eyes” creating a realistic insect profile. The beads are available in 10 different colors, 6 sizes and are the heaviest tungsten beads on the market today. Not only do they enhance and breathe new life into existing bead head nymph patterns, but they also offer fly tiers endless possibilities for creating exciting, new flies.
Nymph-Head® Flycolor™ Beads
The FlyColor™ range of modern brass fly tying beads offer fly tiers a lighter, lower-cost option to tungsten beads. These are high-quality, Industry standard, round countersunk brass beads that are available in 10 vibrant Natural, Traditional and Attractor colors in our unique Chromax™ anodized finish. The beads are available in 6 sizes.
Nymph-Head® Articulated Wiggle-Tail Shank for Trout Flies™
Articulation for smaller trout flies now made easy. The Articulated Wiggle-Tail Shank™ offers a convenient way to tie articulated “wiggle-tails” or rear body sections on nymphs, emergers, small streamers and even dry flies!
The Fish-Skull® brand includes all products used predominantly in the tying of streamer fly patterns.
Fish-Skull® Fly Tester™
The Fish-Skull® Fly Tester™ enables fly tiers to “swim-test” and, ultimately, design better fly patterns. It also provides fly shops, outdoor retailers, and commercial fly companies with a compelling way to demonstrate flies to their customers.
The Fish-Skull® is a weighted head that has a realistic baitfish profile and is specifically designed for tying freshwater and saltwater streamer fly patterns. Quick-and-simple to tie, this latest innovation in fly tying offers fly fishermen an exciting alternative to using old-style dumbbells or cones to weight their flies.
Fish-Skull® Sculpin Helmet™
The Sculpin Helmet™ is an exciting, new style of Fish-Skull™ with a realistic, flat and broad profile that imitates common bottom-dwelling fish species such as sculpins, gobies and baby catfish. Heavier than the Fish-Skull®, it is designed for use on both hook and tube flies allowing anglers to easily tie weighted streamers that fish deep and imitate these popular food sources.
Fish-Skull® Articulated Shank™
The Articulated Shank™ is an innovative, new fly tying material designed to simplify the tying of articulated flies. It can be used as a simple component in different styles of articulated flies such as single-hook and two-hook articulated streamers and poppers. It is also used for streamers that use a free-swinging stinger hook such as Intruder-style salmon and steelhead flies.
Fish-Skull® Frantic Tails™
Frantic Tails™ are ultra-lightweight, bite-proof, synthetic fish-tails that can be used for almost any style of baitfish fly pattern or surface popper. They have a realistic baitfish profile offering fly fishermen a simple and effective alternative to using hackle and other traditional tail materials. They are made of an almost indestructible synthetic suede that cannot be bitten off, will not shrink and is easily colored with a permanent marker pen. Most importantly, they produce a frisky, fish-attracting tail action when fished!
Fish-Skull® Living Eyes™
Fish-Skull® Living Eyes™ are the next generation of 3D fish eyes for fly tying. Using the latest in photo-realistic holographic technology, Flymen has developed the most realistic range of 3D fish-eyes for fly tying on the planet at a very compelling price point. No longer will fly tiers have to rely on fish eyes created using an ‘artist’s impression’ of what they think fish eyes look like.
This is the key “flash” material used in the new Fish-Skull™ Egg Sucking Flash Minnow™ (ESFM) pattern which we have made available as a stand-alone fly tying material to meet the strong demand from fly tiers who wish to tie their own ESFM style of flies.
Fish-Skull® Senyo’s Articulated Shank™
Greg Senyo’s Articulated Shank™ is a new version of the Fish-Skull™ articulated shank designed specifically for tying Intruder-style and other modern steelhead & salmon flies.
The Fish-Skull® CrawBody™ is a realistic, anatomically correct crayfish (“crawdad”) exoskeleton made of the same light-weight, synthetic suede material as the Fish-Skull™ Frantic Tails. They are easy to use enabling even a novice fly tier to create simple, but effective crayfish imitations.
Fish-Skull® Chocklett’s Articulated Big Game Shank™
As the name suggests, Blane Chocklett’s version of the Fish-Skull® Articulated Shank™ is designed for large, articulated flies used when hunting river, lake and sea monsters!
The Fish-Mask™ with its front fitting technique is quick-and-easy to tie with, and offers a simple, effective alternative to using 5-minute or light-hardening epoxies to create streamer heads.
Fish-Skull® Articulated Fish-Spine™
The Fish-Skull® Articulated Fish-Spine ™ is an innovative system of interconnected, articulated shanks that combine to form a multi-jointed, “fish spine” upon which incredibly animate and realistic baitfish patterns can be tied.
These “best-of-breed” fly ranges are tied using Nymph-Head® or Fish-Skull® products.
Evolution™ Fly Collection
The first in a series of next generation nymphs tied with the new Evolution™ tungsten beadheads. Anatomically shaped heads combined with natural colors make the Evolution Fly Collection irresistible.
The Nymph-Head® Heavy Metal™ fly collection is built upon proven nymph patterns found in every angler’s fly box. The vibrant bead colors offer irresistible fly color combinations. With the addition of “3D nymph eyes,” a more realistic insect profile is born from the fastest sinking tungsten beads on the planet.
The Fish-Skull® fly collection offers fly fishermen an exciting alternative to streamer flies tied with dumbbells or cones. Innovative design and incredibly authentic materials have resulted in a compelling new range of modern flies. They are designed and tested to be irresistible to a broad range of fresh and saltwater species.