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Pure Skagit Commando Sink Tips, 12’

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OPST 12’ Tips

Rounding out our tip selection are our 12’ Dual Density Commando Sink Tips.  These are best on 5wt rods and up that are 12’ to around 14’ in length.  The 12’ 96 grain will work on the Trout Spey rods that are 4wt to 6wt and above 11’6”.  The 12’ 132 grain will work on your 6wt and 7wt rods above 11’6”, and the 12’ 168 grain will fit your 7wt through 9wt rods 12’ and above.  These tips are dual density, meaning the rear half of the tip sinks 1 inch per second slower than the front half, allowing for a straighter connection to the fly.  So whether you have a 12’ 5wt or a 13’ 8wt, we have a tip for your setup!

Ed Ward on OPST Commando Lines

Micro Skagit Commando Head Tips with Ed Ward


Our Commando sink tips come in 5, 7.5, 10, and 12 foot lengths. Within each length and grain weight, they come in three different sink rates, which we call Riffle, Run and Bucket, for shallow, medium depth and deep water. The exact sink rates within those three categories will vary based on length and grain weight, so not all Bucket tips are the same across grain weights, but the three sink rate within each grain weight system is a constant throughout our sink tips. This means that you can get a deeper-sinking tip or a shallower tip with the same tip grain weight, so you don’t have to change your cast to fish different depths of water. For example, all of our 5 Foot Micro Tips—the Riffle, Run, and Bucket, all weigh the same, even though there are three different sink rates, or densities.


Rounding out our sink tip selection is our original series of 12 Foot Commando Tips. These work best on rods from 10 to 14 feet. Like our 10 foot Commando Tips, these come in 8, 11 and 14 grains per foot, or 96, 132 and 168 grains total, with a Riffle, Run and Bucket option within each grain weight. However, these tips are dual density—the back half of the tip sinks at one inch per second slower rate than the front half. This gives you a slightly more direct connection to the fish by reducing the belly effect in your line. This could potentially increase hookups. Our 96 grain Commando Tips work best with rods from about a 4-weight switch to a 6-weight spey, or about a 225 grain to a 300 grain Commando Head. The 96 Grain Riffle tip is an S2/3, the Run is an S3/4 and the Bucket is an S5/6. Our 132 grain tips work best for rods from about a 6-weight spey to an 8-weight switch, or about a 325 to 400 Grain Commando Head. There Riffle is S2/3, the Run is S5/6 and the Bucket is S8/9. Finally, our 168 grain tips work best on 7-weight spey rods to 9 weight spey rods, or about a 375 to 475 grain Commando Head. Their sink rates are the same as for the 132 Grain Commando Tips.
96 Grain, 12 foot (T8): 132 grain, 12 foot (T11): 168 Grain, 12 foot (T14):
Rod Size: 2-6 Rod Size: 5-8 Rod Size: 7-10
Color: Yellow Color: Light Blue Color: Tan
Riffle: S2/3 Riffle: S2/3 Riffle: S2/3
Run: S3/4 Run: S5/6 Run: S5/6
Bucket: S5/6 Bucket: S8/9 Bucket: S8/9