HANDS ON: OPST COMMANDO SMOOTH & MICRO SKAGIT ROD Ed Ward of OPST is one of the most innovative figures in fly fishing. We got the chance to fish his Micro Skagit 10’4″ Fly Rod with a Commando Smooth line. Here’s how that turned out. The OPST Micro Skagit 10’4″ 5wt with the Commando Smooth on a Vosseler DC3 reel Leonard Schoenberger Leonard Schoenberger, Founder and Editor of The Wading List. In the Pacific Northwest
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We believe in keeping our waterways as clean as possible. Rajeff has redesigned their popular strike indicators with biodegradable foam so those indicators that end up floating away for any reason will break down over time.
ECHO is a small, personable company of fly-fisher folk residing in Vancouver, Washington. ECHO is the vision of Tim Rajeff – the culmination of his huge personality and an outlet of both creativity and service to the industry. Currently, Rajeff Sports distributes Echo Fly Rods and Air-Lock Strike Indicators to the world. ECHO stands for quality products and customer service to our fellow fly-fishers.
Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics is a group of steelheaders who focus on Skagit-style swing fishing for everything from king salmon to smallmouth bass. The Skagit River and the Olympic Peninsula have defined OPST’s products, the way we fish, and our philosophy.
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Matching Fly Lines to Fly Fishers [Part 1] This article is targeted primarily at the beginner, or possibly intermediate, salmon fly fisher as an aid to better understanding a logical approach to choosing which fly lines to buy. PADDY MCDONNELL BalticFlyFisher Ambassador / professional Flycaster and Guide based in Ireland Good quality fly lines are not inexpensive and beginners frequently buy lines that do not match their actual needs. All of this can be very
This article has been written by Ben Paull – one of the OPST Guru’s and it has been reproduced here with their permission. All content copyright Olympic Peninsular Skagit Tactics, 12644 interurban ave., s., bldg. 3. Tukwila, Wa 98168 A DISCUSSION ON TIPS: OPST SINK & FLOAT TIPS EXPLAINED OPST has rounded out our sinking and floating tip selection to accommodate rods from 6 to 14 feet long and beyond, from 2 to 10