OPST Commando Tip 10 ft - OPST now offers 10 foot long Commando Tips, completing your Pure Skagit system from hook to reel. Presenting your fly at the depth where fish are holding is one of the most important factors in successful fishing. Commando Tips are ideal for making swung fly presentations to steelhead and salmon. It's a fact that not every run calls for the fastest, heaviest sink tip. Riffles and shallower runs can be just as important as deep holes, especially in high water. In such conditions, a shallower, yet still level, sink is the way to go.
Commando Tips will make you a more complete angler by allowing you to choose, within a set grain weight, from between three different sink rates: Riffle, Run and Bucket, for shallow, medium and deep water, respectively. For 80 grain tips, Riffle corresponds to S2, Run to S4 and Bucket to S6. For 110 and 140 grain tips, Riffle is S3, Run is S6 and Bucket is S9.
- 80 grains tips: These tips are good for 2-weight spey rods up to about a 6-weight spey rod. They are optimized for switch rods, but they can be used on spey and single hand rods as well.
- 110 grains tips: Best for rods from about a 6-weight switch to an 8-weight switch, or about a 275 grains to a 375 grain Commando Head.
- 140 grains tips: Best for heavier rods, from about a 7-weight switch to a 9- or 10-weight spey rod, or a 375 to a 475 grain Commando Head.