OLYMPIC PENINSULA SKAGIT TACTICS. This is not for big distance, its a short powerful head made for sink tips and big flies. The single-hand Spey game is the easiest to get into, as you just have to learn a few casts, most of which you probably already know. I am looking to pick one of these up, but not sure what weight to buy. I've also tried the Rio Single Handed Spey, which despite the accolades it received I thought it was just so so. Hope we can talk further. View More. Joe is the "blogger in chief" here at Red's in addition to being our guide service manager and partner here at Red's. What weight should I use on a 9 foot 8 weight Line is Airlflo skagit head with a 10ft tip. Die Schussköpfe sind extrem kuz gehalten. View More. View More. This is perfect for trout spey guys that need to do the "fishy" stuff like jigging, side drifting, and strip retrieving. OPST Steelhead Shanks. No more drooping lines, broken tips and awkwardness in your setup. $17.00 View More. Single hand rod. Which would you recommend? The short upper grip allows for more feel and ease in single-hand Skagit casting, while the lower switch grip allows for a two-hand approach when the situation dictates. Tackle Talk › Single Hand Spey Line Recomendations. No more awkward fiddling around with flexible hooks that won't grab a loop. OPST Lazar Line is the slickest, highest-performing, farthest shooting running line available today. $12.00 View More. I only have one spool for my only saltwaterproof reel, so the other option is to remove my scandi setup from my behemoth reel and throw it onto my saltwater ree... but i'de rather not. This line-up is classified by design differences, into two categories: Micro Skagit and Pure Skagit rods. The original OPST Commando Head changed the game for trout spey and single hand Skagit tactics. Home Shop All Single Hand … Initially found it really heavy but after taking it out 5 or 6 times here in B.C. View More. One way to compensate the work of single hand fly rod beyond 6wt range is using switch rod or two-hand rod. All of our shanks come with pre- rounded off ends to protect your trailing hook material as well as your tippet. Skagit tactics have traditionally been associated with two-handed fishing for salmon and steelhead, but OPST’s Commando Skagit Heads, in their lighter grain weights, are short enough to excel on single hand fly rods. But for streamer, dry fly and nymph fishing, where you often fish at close range and strip flies right up to the rod tip, we knew we could improve it. staff@redsflyshop.com Versandkosten. Viewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total) Author. 821 Near Mi. OPST Sort By: Products. Hello ! zzgl. I am currently using redington dually rods 5 and 6wt switch rods for big rainbows on the Missouri river. The result is Lazar Line, a line with so little memory you will forget you're fishing mono. The rear weight distribution loads a rod deeply in the tightest of quarters, allowing anglers to make long, effortless casts with obstacles close behind. Thanks! OPST Commando Heads excel on conventional two handed Spey rods but are optimized for shorter switch rods from 10 to 12 feet. view our offer. Ed Ward Talks About OPST Two-Hand Rods. The preferred ostrich feathers for tying the intruder, Dirty Hoh, and myriad other steelhead flies. Looking at your Commando chart above, I would therefore buy either the 350 or 375 heads to match with the T11s. AIRFLO SKAGIT G2. While the OPST chart doesn't specify it, I go with a MOW tip down to 175 grains with no problems. I purchased the T11 MOW tips for my 8wt. I'm curious, is your comment specifically in regards to light trout switch rods + OPST commando head? View More. Single Hand casting the Airflo Skagit Scout & OPST Micro Tip; The Art of…Me- Anlgers Roost on Mieser Components; The Best, Cheapest, Favorite Mono Running lines: Use and Disposal ; Buying a Spey Rod and other Two Handed Humor. They take experienced casters to a whole new universe of casting pleasure. Pick the Rio if - you want to quickly pick up your big heavy fly and launch it with very limited back room. I am considering a Hydrogen spey 4wt, but I reading that it only throws a 225grain opst head, which will not work for me. I'm going to struggle to shoot out past the breakers... but what would happen if I threw a OPST commando head onto the end? One person found this helpful. I am now using the Airflo Switch Float 26ft-27ft and switch streamer 16ft-17ft for my single and double hand rods. Most of the time, when people hear the words ‘spey casting,’ they immediately think of two-handed rods. This is super easy. I own an 11 feet sage one trout spey rod for #3 line , Hours Monday—Friday: 10:00AM–5:00PM Saturday & Sunday: Closed. AIRFLO SKAGIT SCOUT. Sorry. OPST Pure Skagit Commando Head: OPST arguably started the whole Trout Spey revolution by being the first to put out super-short Skagit heads that make it possible to use single hand and short Spey rods for trout fishing. Price: $599.99 More Details. Floating Tips. We have taken two handed casting theory, traditionally associated with steelhead and salmon and applied it to the micro end of the spectrum. I have been going out with my two-hand Scandinavian outfit built on Beulah Platinum Spey 12’6" 6wt for sometimes where I expect to have not much back space while needing to cast heavily weighted fly or sinking line in lake, river, and ocean. They are designed to expand the capabilities of shorter spey rods, switch rods and single hand rods beyond that of normal. Enter the Commando Smooth! OPST's Commando Heads are the result of decades of focus on sustained anchor systemology (SAS) by Ed Ward. Don't try it. So how do they do that, what is Micro Skagit, and is it easy to understand? Short heads sound exactly what I require. Smooth Line. What do you recommend ? But for streamer, dry fly and nymph fishing, where you often fish at close range and strip flies right up to the rod tip, they knew we could improve it. Salmon and sea run cutts. And if you have a 9 foot 5-weight, you owe it to yourself to test it out with a 200 grain Commando Head. The OPST performs better with spey casting. How To Make a Single Handed Spey Cast - RIO Products - YouTube Pick the OPST if - you want a smoother presentation and spey cast more often than overhead cast. Single Hand OPST Line. But for streamer, dry fly and nymph fishing, where you often fish at close range and strip flies right up to the rod tip, we knew we could improve it. browse. It fills the bill just fine. Would it be foolish to jump to the 350 grain or even 375 grain? So as an example, my rod takes a traditional 300gr skagit head - subtract 75gr and you get 225gr for an OPST head. I have limited back cast with the structure behind and I need a shooting head system or the Commando system you write about. View More . Enter the Commando Smooth! 'Hi folks hoping to get a little direction on what head or heads I should purchase. Close search. Is that all it will throw? Pick the Rio if - you want to quickly pick up your big heavy fly and launch it with very limited back room. Submit. To help make building your spey line process easy, here is a diagram of how a modular spey line system is put together. Micro Skagit Two-Handed Rods category consists of three rods designed to accommodate both single-handed Spey/Skagit-type casts and two-handed Spey/Skagit casts. But the Rio does overhead cast better in tighter quarters. I love it. There are two ways to set up a single hand Spey rod 1) the head system, or 2) an integrated line. I have a Redington 4wt Hydrogen trout spey and love the 225gr OPST head on the rod with a 10' T8 floating or sink tip and tapered leader for trout! AIRFLO SKAGIT F.I.S.T. todd The Echo Ion XL has long been one of our favorite medium fast action rods on the market at an incredible price. Our Commando heads excel on conventional two hand "Spey" rods but are optimized for shorter switch rods from 10 -12 foot. Come to think of it...I was throwing 225 gr. But where these lines really get interesting is in single hand casting. Best Selling Spey Line System Components at Red's Fly Shop. We are using these heads for presenting nymphs and midges, under an indicator, on local still water fisheries. They are designed to expand the capabilities of shorter spey rods, switch rods and single hand rods beyond that of normal. Stout at the base, with fine tips, and in all the best colors for steelhead, salmon and streamer fishing. Posts . From my perspective, mass is mass and therefore the entire weight, head + tip, should be taken into account. I absolutely love this painting…. They are basically head systems with integrated running line that cast overhead cast and double hand cast IMO better than the Rio. Gordon. On a side note I really appreciate very much the lack of plastic wrap in the packaging, shows that OPST is thinking more broadly about the impact we have on our world while they make a living doing what they have committed their lives to (the closure of every river in their neighbourhood has to hurt pretty bad) View More. But where these lines really get interesting is in single handed casting. Stay with me here. 1) the Rio and 2) Wulff’s Triangle Taper. Not sure of how the hole system is intrigued . 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