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OPST Commando Heads

OPST Commando Heads
OPST Commando Heads
OPST Commando Heads
OPST Commando Heads
OPST Commando Heads
OPST Commando Heads
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Get ready for the final revolution in skagit heads!

Price: $54.95
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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.

Specs -
SKU Head Weight Length Color Sink Rate
PS-150 150gr 12ft Sauk Blue Float
PS-175 175gr 12ft Sauk Blue
Float
PS-200 200gr 13.5ft Sauk Blue
Float
PS-225 225gr 13.5ft Sauk Blue
Float
PS-250 250gr 13.5ft Sauk Blue
Float
PS-275 275gr 13.5ft Sauk Blue
Float
PS-300 300gr 15ft Sauk Blue
Float
PS-325 325gr 15ft Sauk Blue
Float
PS-350 350gr 15ft Sauk Blue
Float
PS-375 375gr 15ft Sauk Blue
Float
PS-400 400gr 16.5ft Sauk Blue
Float
PS-425 425gr 16.5ft Sauk Blue
Float
PS-450 450gr 18ft Sauk Blue
Float
PS-475 475gr 18ft Sauk Blue
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"Bavido"

on 10/30/2017 3:15:39 PM

Review (Tell us Why?: Gorge fly shop has the best products such as opst commando heads. All of their products are excellent. So don't mess with stupid Web sites but stick with and trust a dependable one such as gorge fly shop....excellent service, advice and quick order delivery.

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"A New Favorite"

on 5/17/2017 10:50:10 AM

Review (Tell us Why?: The new 200gr, 13', Spey/Skagit Commando Head is incredible. Designed as a bridge for single hand application in the spey world this head is nothing short of just plain fun. On my 9' 5wt rod Skagit casting from my pontoon boat is now a breeze. The benefits of this short head are limitless but bringing the fun of Skagit casts to the single hand fly world is brilliant.

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"OPST Commando"

on 1/17/2016 9:24:09 AM

Review (Tell us Why?: Very easy to perform spey style(snap-T, double spey)casts on a single hander with this line. I chose 300 gr for my 10 foot 7 weight.

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"OPST Commando Heads"

on 11/25/2015 10:09:38 AM

Review (Tell us Why?: These shorter heads used on single hand rods gives me more of a reason not to use my switch rods. It's so much lighter and more pleasurable to cast and fish with all day. I can fish it any way I like in almost all situations that I encounter. I'm not an advanced caster but distance wise, I was comfortably spey casting 60-70ft with my 9ft 6wt on the 250g, and 80-90ft with my 10ft 8wt on the 300g. In my opinion, it's more than enough distance to find fish in larger river systems here in the Midwes... More details

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"OPST Heads - awesome!"

on 10/24/2015 1:10:51 PM

Review (Tell us Why?: This line is tons of fun to cast. A good cast will rip the rod out of your hands. It will not fix casting problems. It is a different stroke than a normal spey cast. Almost a sidearm single spey, but tons of fun from single hand rods to short spey rods. I don't really like them on rods over about 12'9"

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