At Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics, we know that when all is said and done, it is your hook that catches the fish. All of the money you invested in your fly rod, line and reel is for nothing if that hook doesn't penetrate, hold and withstand the strain of the fight. We at OPST have designed what we think is the perfect hook for fishing on the Swing. We call it the Swing Hook. If you've bought an OPST Commando Head, Lazar Line, and Commando Tip, you should complete your system with the top hook in the industry: the OPST Swing Hook.
OPST Swing Hooks are barbless, causing the minimum possible amount of damage and stress to fish and people alike. The slightly upturned eye produces an optimal line of pull into the fish, and enables proper fly assembly when using shanks, tubes and string leeches. The round bend produces superior hook strength and holding ability. OPST Swing Hook points are offset, exposing a larger purchase area to fish, resulting in more hookups and fewer lost fish.
With their upturned points, our short-shanked hooks resemble circle hooks, and as such they tend to produce more hookups in the corner of the mouth than a normal straight-shanked J hook. All in all, OPST Swing Hooks are highly specialized, fly fishing specific, fish-friendly hooks that will penetrate instantly, hold longer and resist bending. They come in sizes 6 to 1/0 for everything from trout to giant king salmon and saltwater predators. Even in a size 6 they are hard to bend out.