Portfolio Category: Fishing Videos

How to Set the Hook

Trevor Covich has guided for years in remote parts of Alaska, where hookups on king salmon and steelhead come much easier than just about anywhere in the world. He has had the chance to watch hundreds of clients make thousands of hook sets on fish, and he has acquired valuable insight on the best way…
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How to Step Down a Run

Here's a quick video with Trevor Covich explaining how he approaches moving down a run. It's all based on water clarity—the more colored the water, the fewer steps you should take. Conversely, the clearer the water the more steps you can take. pureskagit.com.
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Beach Fishing With Commando Heads and a 3 Weight

Commando Heads have distinct advantages for beach fishers: they allow for easy distance with minimal false casting, they can be cast in multiple different ways, they allow for fishing up against trees and steep banks at high tide, and they allow for effective casts on lighter than normal rods. Ben Paull has been fishing Puget…
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Nymphing with Commando Heads

Many people have wondered how Commando Heads fish with nymph rigs. For both casting and mending, it turns out that the same short, powerful head that launches sink tips with ease allows you to throw heavy-duty nymph rigs as well- bobbers, multiple split shot, two eggs, a dead cat, the whole nine yards. This video…
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Fishing for Chrome Chum Salmon

Chum salmon get a bad wrap. Most of that is just snobbishness on the part of fishermen who don't appreciate an abundant, hard-fighting fish. But the chum most people know, the heavily barred, hook-jawed green goblins, don't start out that way. Chum enter the rivers as startlingly beautiful silver bullets that rival steelhead in every…
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OPST Highlight Reel 2016

Here is a quick compilation of some of our favorite shots from the last few years. Most of these were taken in Alaska and Chile, with some shots from Washington as well. Shot by Ben Paull and Trevor Covich. Music by Garrett Eaton. Edited by Ben Paull. Aerial shots by Hernan Barrientos K. opskagit.com
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Commando Head Trout Testing in Chile – OPST

We took our Commando Heads down to Patagonia, one of the world's great trout fishing regions. There we successfully fished streamers, terrestrials and even small dry flies to picky trout. We proved to ourselves yet again just how versatile our Commando Heads really are. There's almost nothing these lines can't do- and they do it…
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How to Catch Silver Salmon – OPST

Alaskan guide Trevor Covich offers some insight on finding, fooling and catching silver/coho salmon on the fly. This is one of the world's great gamefish, thanks to its willingness to take a fly and its acrobatics when hooked. Filmed primarily by Trevor Covich with additional footage by Ben Paull. Music by Garrett Eaton. See more…
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Single Hand Skagit for Bass – OPST Commando Heads

To purchase Commando Heads or find a dealer visit opskagit.com. While we may be known more for steelhead and salmon, we have a serious thing for smallmouth bass, for the following reasons: 1. They fight extremely hard. 2. They take many types of flies very well. 3. They live in a wide variety of habitats.…
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