Hear from Ed Ward, Jerry French and Trevor Covich about what makes OPST Commando Heads extraordinarily fishable. These Skagit Heads are the result of decades of focus on sustained anchor systemology (SAS) by Ed Ward and Jerry French.
They are designed to expand the capabilities of shorter spey rods, switch rods and single hand rods beyond that of normal. You may be surprised at their short length, but this was no accident. The ultra-short design provides an effortless casting feel and enhances performance in circumstances of restricted casting room, troublesome winds and in casting bulky flies. It also makes OPST Commando Heads more fishable than longer lines that are hard to control on the water. Wanna roll cast? Underhand? Nymph? Single hand Skagit with a haul? Overhead? Go right ahead. You have never cast a line like the Commando.
Long-time Alaskan fly fishing guide Trevor Covich teaches you how to tie his sparse, deadly sculpin pattern that has accounted for untold numbers of big rainbows. Sculpins are some of the most effective flies in Alaska, and Trevor's version, with minimal materials and maximal movement, is one of the best. To recreate this sculpin ask for barred ostrich plumes from Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics.