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OPST Pure Skagit & Micro Skagit Series Two-Handed Rods

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Manufacturer: OPST

Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics is proud to release their very own line of Micro Skagit and Pure Skagit Two-Handed Rods, designed by Ed Ward. OPST developed rods over five years during which they refined the taper to represent Ed’s concepts. It will initially include seven rods in total, ranging from a 9’9” Micro Skagit Two-Handed 3wt up to a 12’3” 9wt, and every whole rod weight in-between. This line-up will be classified by design differences, into two categories: Micro Skagit and Pure Skagit rods. These rods were designed by Skagit legend Ed Ward and represent decades of dedication purely to sustained-anchor two-handed casting. A rod reflects its designer, and these rods are a true illustration of Ed’s vision. 

Micro Skagit Series

The Micro Skagit category consists of three rods rated to cast 275 grain heads or lower. Their tapers have been designed to pleasantly accommodate both single-handed Spey/Skagit-type casts and two-handed Spey/Skagit-type casts. Whether you’re picking apart small to medium sized rivers on foot swinging soft hackles, throwing big streamers into the bank from a boat, or busting big bushy salmon flies into the teeth of an afternoon breeze, these nifty little hybrid rods should have a permanent place in your quiver. The 9’9” 3wt and 10’4wt both have cigar-style single-welled upper grips and switch-style lower handles, while the 10’ 4” 5wt has a grip/handle configuration like the Pure Skagit Rod style outlined in the next section.

Pure Skagit Series

OPST Pure Skagit Rod line-up is definitively more focused towards Spey/Skagit-type two-handed casting. Represented by a 10’8” 6wt, an 11’ 7wt, 11’6’ 8wt and 12’3” 9wt they depart from OPST Micro Series in a few ways. The upper grips are double-welled and thus more aligned with contemporary two-handed rods under 12’, while the lower handles remain switch-style. These rods are also faster than the Micro series, being a true medium-fast action that casts off the upper third of the taper. This taper loads very well during the Sweep phase of the Skagit casting sequence and maintaining that load into the Forward Cast, with a very crisp final delivery. This rod line-up is targeted toward the fishing of large trout up to Canadian and Alaskan King Salmon.

Specifications:

Series Line Weight Length Sections Cork Grip Action Color
Micro Skagit 3 WT 9' 9" 4 pieces Reversed half-wells Medium/Fast Matte Black with Blue Accent Wraps
Micro Skagit 4 WT 10' 0" 4 pieces Reversed half-wells Medium/Fast Matte Black with Blue Accent Wraps
Micro Skagit 5 WT 10' 4" 4 pieces Full-wells Medium/Fast Matte Black with Blue Accent Wraps
Pure Skagit 6 WT 10' 8" 4 pieces Full-wells Medium/Fast Matte Black with Blue Accent Wraps
Pure Skagit 7 WT 11' 0" 4 pieces Full-wells Medium/Fast Matte Black with Blue Accent Wraps
Pure Skagit 8 WT 11' 6" 4 pieces Full-wells Medium/Fast Matte Black with Blue Accent Wraps
Pure Skagit 9 WT 12' 3" 4 pieces Full-wells Medium/Fast Matte Black with Blue Accent Wraps

OPST Fly Line recommendations:

OPST Rod Recommendations Commando Head Commando Smooth Commando Groove Lazar Line Sinking tips
9'9" 3wt Micro Skagit Rod 150-175 grain 150-175 grain N/A 30lb 7.5' 60 grain Micro Commando Tips, 10' 80 grain Commando Sink Tips
10' 4wt Micro Skagit Rod 175-200 grain 175-200 grain 200 grain 30lb 7.5' 60 grain Micro Commando Tips, 10' 80 grain Commando Sink Tips
10'4" 5wt Micro Skagit Rod 225-250 grain 225-250 grain 200-225 grain 30-35lb 10' 80 grain and 12' 96 grain Commando Sink Tips
10'6" 6wt Pure Skagit Rod 275-300 grain 275-300 grain 250-275 grain 35-40lb 10' 80 grain and 12' 96 grain Commando Sink Tips
11' 7wt Pure Skagit Rod 325-350 grain N/A 300-325 grain 35-40lb 10' 110 grain and 12' 132 grain Commando Sink Tips
11'6" 8wt Pure Skagit Rod 375-400 grain N/A 350-375 grain 40-50lb 10' 140 grain and 12' 168 grain Commando Sink tips

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#3, 9'9" - Micro Skagit Series
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#4, 10'0" - Micro Skagit Series
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#5, 10'4" - Micro Skagit Series
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#6, 10'8" - Pure Skagit Series
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#7, 11'0" - Pure Skagit Series
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#8, 11'6" - Pure Skagit Series
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#9, 12'3" - Pure Skagit Series
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