OPST MICRO & PURE SKAGIT TWO-HANDED RODS
DESIGNED BY ED WARD : TRUE ILLUSTRATION OF ED'S VISION. "FEEL THE DIFFERENCE"
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Pure Skagit Lines
Pure Skagit Commando Heads represent decades of dedication to the principles of Sustained Anchor Systemology; featuring the Commando Skagit Heads, Lazar Running Line and Commando Smooth Integrated Line System
OPST Rods
OPST is proud to introduce our new line of Switch Rods! Featuring short Two-Handed Switch Rod models designed to favor sustained-anchor style casting, we’ve got a model to fit your waters.These rods are a true illustration of Ed's vision.
Fly Tying /Accessories
Here at OPST, our “outside-the-box” mentality has helped us make our customers lives on the water easier, simpler, and a lot more fun. With that in mind and as our main motivation our fly-tying products are designed to...
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Would you like you know where our line charts are? Curious as to why our lines are lighter that what your rod suggests? Wondering about the history of Skagit casting? How about links to all our “how to” video’s? Well, Look no further!
Pure Skagit Lines
Pure Skagit Commando Heads represent decades of dedication to the principles of Sustained Anchor Systemology; featuring the Commando Skagit Heads, Lazar Running Line and Commando Smooth Integrated Line System
OPST Rods
OPST is proud to introduce our new line of Switch Rods! Featuring short Two-Handed Switch Rod models designed to favor sustained-anchor style casting, we’ve got a model to fit your waters.These rods are a true illustration of Ed's vision.
Fly Tying /Accessories
Here at OPST, our “outside-the-box” mentality has helped us make our customers lives on the water easier, simpler, and a lot more fun. With that in mind and as our main motivation our fly-tying products are designed to...
Learn More
Would you like you know where our line charts are? Curious as to why our lines are lighter that what your rod suggests? Wondering about the history of Skagit casting? How about links to all our “how to” video’s? Well, Look no further!
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Ed Ward on the Birth of Micro Skagit Rods.

When Ed Ward designed the Micro Skagit Rod series (our 3-5wt) he did so with explicit intent to replicate some of his favorite rods that he had converted from single-hand rods into two-hand rods to fit the Skagit-style fishing he was doing in his new environment. 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. This equals a rod that is very versatile, and well as a heck of a lot of fun to cast and fish! 

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