OPST Commando – Pure Skagit!
The Last Skagit Line You Will Ever Fish!
OPST’s Commando Heads represent the culmination of decades of innovation in Skagit casting by Ed Ward and Jerry French.
Ed and Jerry were at the forefront of the “Skagit Revolution”, and they have been refining skagit fishing techniques ever since.
These are remarkably efficient, easily casts and enjoyable for the simple reason that they are specifically designed for SAS (Sustained Anchor Systemology).
The philosophy behind SAS is simple: The Skagit cast is a water base cast with the rod load coming from the tension between the water surface and the line.
As Such a sustained anchor cast where the fly remains stationary until the final power stroke is the most efficient form of casting.
Our lines are shorter than traditional skagit lines and perform exceedingly well with a continuous “out and around” casting stroke.
There is no pause before the final stroke and the cast is one continuous motion.
Pure Skagit lines take beginning casters and make them effective.
They take experienced casters to a whole new universe of casting pleasure.
Our Commando heads excel on conventional two hand “Spey” rods but are optimized for shorter switch rods from 10 -12 foot.
But where these lines really get interesting is in single hand casting.
We have taken two handed casting theory, traditionally associated with steelhead and salmon and applied it to the micro end of the spectrum.
Now you can skagit cast and swing flies for everything from sea run cutthroat trout to smallmouth bass to panfish with rods as light as a 3 weight, and as short as 6 foot.
The same principals of sustained anchor and water load apply.
You can haul or not, back cast or not, roll cast, skagit cast, just about whatever you want to do, these lines will do it and they will fly off your rod tip.
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Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics Commando Heads Specs:
PS-150 – 150gr – 12ft
PS-175 – 175gr – 12ft
PS-200 – 200gr – 13.5ft
PS-225 – 225gr – 13.5ft
PS-250 – 250gr – 13.5ft
PS-275 – 275gr – 13.5ft
PS-300 – 300gr – 15ft
PS-325 – 325gr – 15ft
PS-350 – 350gr – 15ft
PS-375 – 375gr – 15ft
PS-400 – 400gr – 16.5ft
PS-425 – 425gr – 16.5ft
PS-450 – 450gr – 18ft
PS-475 – 475gr – 18ft
Suggested Olympic Peninsula Commando Head Setups:
•7’6″ Fiberglass 4 weight, 150 grain Commando Head, 7 foot Rio Versileader
•9’0″ 5 weight, 200 grain Commando Head, 7 foot Rio Versileader
•9’6″ 6 weight, 250 grain Commando Head, 8 foot Airflo polyleader or light MOW tip
•9’0″ 8 weight, 275 grain Commando Head, light or medium MOW tip
•11’0″ 7 weight, 325 grain Commando Head, medium MOW tip
•12’6″ 7 weight, 400 Grain Commando Head, heavy MOW
•13’0″ 8 Weight, 450 Grain Commando Head, heavy MOW.
Line charts showing Commando Head pairings for several of the major rod manufacturers:
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