We get quite a few questions regarding OPST commando heads and we were even considering compiling a really exciting article to answer them (a sort of OPST-Commando FAQ) when we bumped across this very informative and humorous film about OPST Commando Heads.
Tim Rajeff told us way back that he was going to introduce a One Hand Spey rod for the 2017 season and being as Spey/Skagit casting has become a very important part of my fishing enjoyment I was looking forward to getting my hands on one of the se new beasts. So when our box of 2017 samples arrived sometime at the beginning of July I dived in and grabbed the OHS and dissapeared off to my local sea trout stream to give it a try…
Tim Rajeff sent me a sample OHS (One Hand Spey) back last summer, and I used it for salmon in the spate streams of western Ireland last Autumn. I liked it, sure, but it wasn’t until a recent “boy’s trip” to the coast that the versatility of this rod really sunk in.
We just have to admit it, leaving politics aside, there is a lot of funky stuff coming over from the USA. Pulsing over the big ocean a rather new “flyfishing- movement” has hit the shores of Europe. An alternative movement which is in the midst of “reinventing” flyfishing or at least how we have perceived flyfishing over the last few decades. Rethinking flytackle and it’s practical use: a never-ending-story 🙂
Olympic Peninsular Skagit Tactics (OPST) MKII Ostrich Drabs
With the salmon and trout season drawing to a close here in Europe we thought you might be interested in a series of articles about our favourite winter pastime – fly tying. This the first is about feathers – or OPST Drabs.
Stuart, aka “the tea boy” at Balticflyfisher, asked me if I would to take one of the new 2017 ECHO models on a recent trip to Swedish Lapland. I called by Stuart’s house a few days before leaving for Kiruna to try a couple of the new models. The first one I tried was a 9ft #5 ECHO DRY. It was love at first sight.
When we spoke to the guys at OPST about adding a little more contrast between their Commando Head and their [Kawasaki] green Lazar running line, we were thinking more along the lines of a subtle colouring of the rear loop of the Commando head. I guess we should have known different. Nothing they produce is normal. So what did they do?