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#12819485 - 07/07/18 12:21 PM Re: Rod weight question [Re: Fly Fishing Scout]
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Registered: 02/23/06
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Loc: Richardson TX
Look up OPST Commando heads/Micro Skagit. On YouTube.
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#12822279 - 07/09/18 09:34 PM Re: Rod weight question [Re: Fly Fishing Scout]
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Registered: 05/27/15
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Loc: The Colony, TX
I've been looking at the OPST heads, look like fun, I mean useful.

Something else to consider is rod action, when I was looking at 8wt Helios 3s the manager was telling me he found the F series threw his large flies better than the D model due to the deeper loading. I'm starting to play with +1 line weights and seeing how the heavier line loads differently and turns certain flies over easier.

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#12822350 - 07/09/18 10:40 PM Re: Rod weight question [Re: Fly Fishing Scout]
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Registered: 03/18/12
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Loc: Tarrant County
I overweight all my fast action rods plus 1. Note the new Rio lines are plus a half anyway especially the Perception lines which are my favorite lines going.
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#12822371 - 07/09/18 11:16 PM Re: Rod weight question [Re: Fly Fishing Scout]
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Registered: 12/04/07
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Really like the OPST Commando Head on a 5wt-9ft rod I use. Made a video to demo why...

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#12826340 - 07/12/18 06:58 PM Re: Rod weight question [Re: Fly Fishing Scout]
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Registered: 03/18/06
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Loc: Arlington, TX
I love the spey/skagit casting game. I only use my OPST heads for single hand skagit casts with sink tips. I tried it a few times in stillwater, but for me, if I could set my anchor in moving water, the cast was way more fluid. I can't say I enjoy overhead casting shooting heads that are less then 30 ft on any rod.
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#12826513 - 07/12/18 09:23 PM Re: Rod weight question [Re: Fly Fishing Scout]
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For ponds and creeks, for me, I love the pick up and shoot. The head must not be too long or you then have do a false cast. If you are standing in water the Skagit/Spey cast is the enjoyment and as BoPro said with a sustained water anchors the cast is so enjoyable.
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