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OPST Commando Tips // Steelhead and Salmon

Original price $29.99 - Original price $29.99
Original price
$29.99
$29.99 - $29.99
Current price $29.99

OPST Commando Tips // Steelhead and Salmon

We're known for Skagit, but what some people don't know is that if you harness the power of a Skagit head, and finish it with a tapered, floating tip, you get something very similar to a Scandinavian head. Laser-sharp loops and delicate presentations are now possible with a Commando Head, with our new floating Commando Tips in 7.5, 10, 12 and 14 foot lengths. For skating flies to aggressive summer steelhead, to chugging poppers for silver salmon to nymphing, these strong, tapered tips are a vital component of a complete fishing kit. Designed for single hand rods all the way up to full-length spey rods, they will work on rods at least as long as 14 feet. Our SHS Commando Floating Tips come with a welded loop at both ends, as well as a line ID on the rear end. Try them with our sink tip wallet to keep them neatly organized.

OPST now offers Commando Tips, completing your Pure Skagit system from hook to reel. It's a fact that not every hole calls for the fastest, heaviest sink tip. Riffles and shallower runs are extremely important too, especially in high water. In such conditions a shallower, yet still level, sink is the way to go. Commando Tips will make you a more complete angler by allowing you to choose, within a grain weight, from between three different sink rates: Riffle, Run and Bucket, for shallow, medium and deep water. Our tips are 12 feet long to enhance water load and prevent blown anchors, and come with strong welded loops at both ends for easy rigging. The rear ends come with color-coded line IDs to identify both grain weight and sink rate. 96 Grains are looped with Yellow, 132 grains with Light Blue, and 168 Grains are Tan. Within those three grain weights are the three sink rates (Riffle, Run, and Bucket) for each weight.

Those familiar with MOW tips will be able to choose from three different grain weights: 96 grain, 132 grain and 168 grain, (T8, T11 and T14 grains per foot) for use on 2 weight switch rods up to 9 weight two handers.

You will notice that the designations are S2/3, S5/6, etc- meaning the back half of the line is a Type 2 (2 inches per second), and the front half is a Type 3 (3 inches per second). This produces a straighter sink to the fly and reduces the belly effect that occurs in level sink tips.
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