Flymen Fish-Mask. The Fish-Skull® Fish-Mask is an ultra-lightweight Fish-Skull® designed for tying weightless streamers that suspend in the water column. It has a realistic baitfish head profile that includes recessed eye sockets that secure and protect the fish eyes. Molded from a crystal clear, fluoro-epoxy material, the Fish-Mask takes on the colors of the body materials used on the fly.
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. #3 is for sizes 10-6 and there are 12 per pack; #4 is for sizes 8-4 and there are 10 per pack; #5 is for sizes 4-1 and there are 10 per pack; #6 is for sizes 2-1/0 and there are 8 per pack; #7 is for sizes 1-2/0 and there are 8 per pack; #8.5 is for sizes 1/0-3/0 and there are 8 per pack; #10 is for sizes 4/0-6/0 and there are 6 per pack; and #15 is for sizes 5/0-9/0 and there are 6 per pack.
A weightless version of the Fish-Skull®.
Realistic, baitfish profile.
Perfect for suspending baitfish patterns.
Equivalent of a pre-molded epoxy head.
Clear, transparent color.
Recessed eye sockets.
Consistent size, shape and weight.
Eight head sizes corresponding to the range of Living Eyes (3mm-15mm).
Quick-and-easy, front-fitting tying technique.
Easily combined with articulated shanks.
Fish-Mask Q & A:
Q: What is the quick-and-simple tying method?
A: The Fish-Mask is tied using the same innovative front-fitting tying method that Flymen Fishing Company introduced to the industry in 2010 when we launched the original weighted Fish-Skull®.
First: Tie the entire fly (tail, body, flash materials etc ) onto the hook (or articulated shank) leaving a small gap behind the eye of the hook. Tie off your materials in the usual way creating a large thread head in the process. Add super glue (or Clear Cure Goo Hydro) to the thread wraps.
Second: Fit the head (the Fish-Mask) from the front of the fly and position the Fish-Mask in place against the materials as desired. Note: If you use Clear Cure Goo, your UV light will shine right through the Fish-Mask and cure the goo within 8 to 10 seconds! A quick and efficient method to secure the Fish-Mask to the fly.
Third: Re-attach your tying thread between the Fish-Mask and the eye of the hook and wrap a small thread-dam. Tie off your thread and add head cement. The thread head locks the Fish-Mask firmly in place making it absolutely impossible to come loose.
Fourth: The fly is then completed by adding fish eyes to the eye sockets.
Q: Can the Fish-Mask be combined with an articulated shank?
A: Yes! The front-slot of the Fish-Mask is designed to fit our entire range of articulated shanks:
Fish-Skull® Articulated Shank, Fish-Skull® Articulated Big Game Shank, Fish-Skull® Senyos Articulated Shank for Steelhead & Salmon flies, Fish-Skull® Articulated Fish-Spine
Q: What is the Flymen Big Game Fly Solution?
A: We believe that the combination of a large size Fish-Mask (Sizes #10 or #15) + Living Eyes (10mm or 15mm) + Chockletts Articulated Big Game Shank provides the key building blocks or platform upon which large, Big Game Flies can be built.
Posted by Jmaes on 21st Jul 2017
Nice and easy to create fish heads without sticky hard to work with epoxy. This product has me won over,i wont be moving to anything else for the mean time .Lures are not the same without them .
A must buy
Posted by Max on 29th Jan 2016
probably the easiest way to make durable weightless streamers. Sure, you could just make uv resin heads, but all you need to do here in slip the head on and glue on some eyes! The mask also helps protect the tread from toothy critters like pike, musky, and saltwater species.