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 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.
There seems to be quite a lot of confusion concerning whether a recommended Skagit head weight for a given rod should include the weight of the sink tip or not. Before we get into the nitty gritty of this subject lets just briefly review how a rod is loaded in a spey cast.