OPST HEADS

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, Commando Groove System.

COMMANDO HEAD

Original Full Float

COMMANDO SMOOTH

Full Float with Integrated Running Line

COMMANDO GROOVE

Dual Density Float/Intermediate

DESIGNED BY ED WARD

ORIGINAL COMMANDO HEAD

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OPST's Commando Heads are the result of decades of focus on sustained anchor systemology (SAS) by Ed Ward. 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. Wanna roll cast? Underhand? Nymph? Single hand Skagit with a haul? Overhead? Go right ahead. You have never cast a line like the Commando. Commando Heads are Skagit lines, so they are used with a water-loaded cast. Rod load is generated through water tension and maintained throughout the stroke. The Commando Head's short length and thickness makes it ideal for this style of casting. Coming in grain weights of 150-475, in increments of 25 grains, Commando Skagit Heads match with everything from 7'6" 3-weights to 14' 9-weights. OPST has taken Skagit-style fishing, optimized it for steelhead and salmon, and then brought it to the world of trout and bass. Skagit tactics have traditionally been associated with two-handed fishing for salmon and steelhead, but OPST's Commando Skagit Heads, in their lighter grain weights, are short enough to excel on single hand fly rods. We regularly fish them on rods as short as 7'6". And if you have a 9 foot 5-weight, you owe it to yourself to test it out with a 200 grain Commando Head. Or try a 275 grain on your 8-weight. The Commando Head turns your single hand rod into a slingshot, a technical streamer presentation tool that you can cast almost anywhere since a Skagit cast, especially a single hand one, requires almost no backcasting space. Another thing we love about Commando Heads on single hand rods is that they can be cast in a variety of different ways. Skagit casting is the most common method employed, but if your Skagit casting starts to suffer, you can overhead cast them. Or, you can even single spey or snake roll with Commando Heads. This variety of casting possibilities makes for a more interesting day on the water, and it allows you to switch up styles if you're not happy with the way you're casting. For single or double hand fly rods, the Commando Head is revolutionary. Above all else, its popularity stems from one fact: it's easy to cast! Try it for yourself, and take your fishing enjoyment to the next level.

Commando Head Lengths
150-175 grain. 12 '
200-275 grain 13.5 '
300-375 grain.15 '
400-425 grain.16.5 '
450-475 grain.18 '

DESIGNED BY ED WARD

COMMANDO SMOOTH

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The original OPST Commando Head changed the game for trout spey and single hand Skagit tactics. But for streamer, dry fly, and nymph fishing, where you often fish at close range and strip flies right up to the rod tip, we knew we could improve it. Enter the Commando Smooth—a Commando Head and a thin, slick coated running line integrated into one with a smooth, gradual taper. No longer will you feel a bump as the running line/Commando Head junction enters the guides. You won't feel anything at all, except a jarring strike as a fish attacks your streamer. We listened to the requests of numerous Commando Head fans, and created a line that fishes even better than the original. The Commando Smooth is designed to be used with our Micro Tips and Commando Floating Tips, from 5 to 10 feet long. The running line is orange to provide a nice contrast against the Sauk Blue head. If you are looking for a line that can do almost anything, experience the Commando Smooth. It's just like the wildly popular Commando Head. Only smoother.

Smooth Lengths
150-175 grain. 12 '
200-275 grain 13.5 '
300-375 grain.15 '

Dual Density Intermediate Commando Heads

COMMANDO GROOVE

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Introducing the Commando Groove, OPST’s new Dual-Density Floating/Intermediate Heads. Featuring the same popular and effective taper designed by Skagit Guru Ed Ward. Now in a floating rear third and an intermediate front to really slow down that presentation, along with getting that head under the conflicting surface currents for a more user-friendly swing! Available in Commando Head Sizes ranging from 200 grains all the way up to 475 grains, to cover all your needs on the water. Same great Commando Heads now in dual density-intermediate to round out your Pure Skagit quiver. Slide into that slot with the Commando Groove!

*If you're already rocking our Commando Head and Smooth Systems, you'll want to go down 25grns when choosing your Commando Groove to account for the added water tension created by the intermediate portion of the line.

Groove Head Lengths
150-175 grain. 12 '
200-275 grain 13.5 '
300-375 grain.15 '
400-425 grain.16.5 '
450-475 grain.18 '

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DESIGNED BY
ED WARD

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