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The tip our trout and smallmouth anglers have been waiting for. 5 feet, 40 grains, and three different sink rates: S2, S4 and S6. Finally, there is a micro tip optimized for single hand rods under 9 ft.
Generally, we like these tips on single hand rods that are 9ft. or less, and also are less than a 6 weight. However, there are definitely exceptions to this based on personal preference and on rod variances.
OPST presents our 7.5 foot, 60 grain Micro Tips. These are the perfect addition to your OPST Sink Tip Wallet. Just like our 5 foot Micro Tips except 2.5 feet longer, these tips perform extremely well on 7-11 foot rods, and are designed for those between 4 and 8 weight. Our 7.5' tips come with welded loops on both ends, as well as line IDs for easy tip identification. Like our other sink tips, these 7.5 foot Micro Tips come in three different sink rates: Riffle (S2), Run (S4) and Bucket (S6), which sink at two, four, and six inches per second, respectively. These sinking tips allow you to penetrate deeper into the water column, whether you are making a swung fly presentation or stripping flies. OPST has fished these tips with great success for rainbow trout, sea run cutthroat and smallmouth bass. The tips perform equally well in fresh and salt water. For all of those fish, streamers are extremely effective, and a sink tip is one of the best ways to present them. Depth is often key to catching fish, and the Riffle, Run and Bucket Commando Tips will help you get down to where fish are holding. They have low-stretch cores for quick and effective hook sets, and are a key component of a Skagit fisher's tool kit.
* Note that the 10ft. 80 grain and the 12 ft. 96 grain tips are the only 10 + 12 ft. tips that we would consider in the micro category.
Our micro 10' and 12' foot sink tips (96 and 80 grain only) typically belong on longer lightweight rods. Single hand rods greater than 9', not to mention, many trout spey and micro skagit setups will like these tips. However, as always, there are exceptions to this based on personal preference and rod variances.