The Canadian Tube Fly Company
Egret Heavy Shanks
Though Partridge Double Waddington Shanks have been around for decades,
shank development is really beginning to evolve as more and more anglers are
seeing how they can be a versatile weapon in their fly boxes. Using a shank
allows you to switch out your hook, one of the most attractive attribute of
using tube flies. Tying on a shank allows you to have the versatility of
replacing a broken hook or switching the size or style of hook, without having
to toss out the actual pattern. We have had a good deal of customers using
shanks because they didn't want to take the "full plunge" into tying on tubes.
We like to think of shanks as the meeting of two styles - hooks meeting tubes.
55 mm total length
Here is a comparison between an Egret Heavy Shank and the
original Waddington shank on the bottom. You can see that both
the tail loop are not in line like the Waddington. The tail loop is
actually twisted so that it is in line with the pattern. You'll also
notice that the stainless steel wire used on the Egret Shank is a
much heavier gauge giving the Egret shanks almost double the
Egret Heavy Shank
Egret Heavy Shanks 40 mm. $6.99 per 20.
Egret Heavy Shanks 55 mm. $7.49 per 20.
Egret Heavy Shanks 70 mm. $7.99 per 20.
Egret Heavy
Assortment 7
each of all three
lengths - 21
Shanks total
Egret Heavy Shanks Assortment $7.49 per 21.
You can see that because of the large tail loop, the shank easily fits into the jaws of
any vise. The Eye loop is nice and wide and has the double shank that will securely
hold the head of the fly and, in particular, dumbell eyes that are popular on so many
Intruder patterns.

The large tail loop also allows you to connect your hook in a couple of different ways.
Many tyers like to tie in braided line, mono, or even wire right into the pattern. They
make a loop that allows them to switch out the hook easily. W e even know tyers who
will actually add a split ring to the tail loop too. Then they attach the hook right to the
3 sizes in
stainless steel!
70 mm
55 mm
40 mm
Brand New Tying Video
using Shanks!
40 mm total length