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OPST's Commando Skagit 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. These heads give the fly fisher a method of delivering streamers with less space than ever before. High banks, low canopies, and generating tailwaters all turn into very accessible water with our heads. 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 them more fishable for beginners compared to longer lines that are hard to control. Designed to work with our Lazar
Running Line and the corresponding tips, you'll have maximum versatility to dial your depth and shoot-ability in. Wanna roll cast? Underhand? Single hand Skagit with a haul? Overhead? Go right ahead. You have never cast a line like the Commando.
|Commando Head Lengths|
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. The Commando Smooth is ideal for the trout and bass world, or any other situation where you want to fish your fly all the way in. These are typically used with our Micro Sink and Floating Tips, from 5 to 12 feet long: Perfect for single hand, trout spey, and micro skagit rods. 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.
|150-175 grain.||12 '|
|200-275 grain||13.5 '|
|300 grain.||15 '|
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. From trout and bass to steelhead and salmon, the Groove is sure to maximize your chances. 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|
|300-375 grain||15 '|
|400-425 grain||16.5 '|
|450-475 grain||18 '|