OPST Commando Head Skagit Lines

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OPST Commando Heads are short Skagit lines for Spey rods, switch rods and even single-hand fly rods.  With lengths of only 12- to 18-feet, OPST Commando Heads allow anglers to effectively cast in super tight quarters.  They are also extremely easy to cast and respond to even basic roll casting techniques.  OPST Commando Heads are ideal with rods from 10- to 12-feet in length and work well with most sink-tips around 10-feet in length, including RIO Mow Tips.

OPST Commando Heads are "Sauk Blue" in color.  The end of the head with the printed identification information is the front of the line where you attach your sink-tip.

  • A short, floating Skagit head ideal for short Spey, switch or single-hand fly rods
  • Easy casting and great for beginning Spey casters
  • Casts well in tight quarters with no backcast room
  • Excellent for Spey casting single-hand fly rods with sustained anchor casts like the Snap-T or Double Spey
  • Casts sink-tips and large flies very well
  • Great for swinging streamers for trout as well as traditional steelhead and salmon swinging methods
  • Printed identification information on the front end of the head
OPST's Commando Head Sizing and Recommendations
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Head wt
150 gr
175 gr
175 gr
200 gr
200 gr
225 gr
225 gr
250 gr
250 gr
275 gr
275 gr
300 gr
325 gr
350 gr
375 gr
400 gr
425 gr
450 gr
475 gr
Head
Length
Single Hand
Rod Weight*
Single Hand
Rod Length*
Switch
Rod Weight*
Spey
Rod Weight*
12 ft 3wt 9' & Under 3wt 2wt
12 ft 3wt 10' & Up 3/4wt 2/3wt
12 ft 4wt 9'6"ft & Under -- --
13.5 ft 4wt 10' & Up 4wt 3wt
13.5 ft 5wt 9'6" & Under -- --
13.5 ft 5wt 10' & Up 4/5wt 4wt
13.5 ft 6wt 9'6" & Under -- --
13.5 ft 6wt 10' & Up 5wt 5wt
13.5 ft 7wt 9'6" & Under -- --
13.5 ft 7wt 10' & Up 6wt 5/6wt
13.5 ft 8wt 9'6" & Under -- --
15 ft 8wt 10' & Up 6wt 5/6wt
15 ft 8/9wt -- 6/7wt 6wt
15 ft 9wt -- 7/8wt 6/7wt
15 ft 10wt -- 8wt 7wt
16.5 ft 10wt -- 8/9wt 7/8wt
16.5 ft 11wt -- 8/9wt 8wt
18 ft 11/12wt -- 9/10wt 8/9wt
18 ft 12wt -- 9/10wt 8/9wt

*Rod Weight designations provided by OPST and should be used as a general guide and will vary based on different manufacturer’s rods, as well as each angler's casting style.