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OPST SIGNATURE INTRUDER DRABS

By now, most people who have spent any time pursuing steelhead have heard of the intruder. The large-profile fly is no longer a secret, but what many people don’t fully appreciate is the critical importance of material selection in tying it. All materials are not created equal, and this is as true for ostrich plumes as it is for any other material. We searched for a long time for the perfect intruder plume and eventually found a feather called the “drab”. Don’t let the name fool you; there’s nothing drab about this feather. Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics selected the drab for their Signature Intruder Plumes because drabs are stout at the base and taper to fine tips, making them perfect for twin tails and wings. The tips of the drabs are palmerable and can be wrapped as a hackle to create a wide profile with a very slim base. The rest of the drab performs extremely well in a dubbing loop. Additionally, the length is perfect for intruders and other steelhead flies, meaning there is much less waste than with a traditional, oversized ostrich plume. OPST draws from only the finest ostrich drabs so you don’t have to deal with the annoyance of missing feather tips or matted feathers. The final step in creating a perfect intruder plume is in the dyeing. OPST’s drabs are dyed in all the most popular steelhead and streamer colors, enhanced with unique black barring that mimics the mottling pattern found in many species in nature. There’s just something fishy about a barred fly, and OPST has incorporated this into their Signature Intruder Plumes to inspire aggression in fish and confidence in you.

The Drabs are available as barred or dotted and come in 2 per pack

Retail Price: 13.99€ incl.Vat @ 19%

OPST SIGNATURE INTRUDER DRABS

13.99 incl. 19% VAT

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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 they fish, and their philosophy.

 

OPST's program revolves around Skagit casting, the most recently innovated "Spey" or anchor-based type of casting. It is THE preferred methodology because of its wide latitude of angling versatility.

 

The Sustained Anchor is key to Skagit casting versatility and OPST strives to optimize that effect by utilizing SAS (Sustained Anchor Systemology). By concentrating on SAS, the utmost potential of Skagit casting is achieved. The entire concept is called "Pure Skagit".