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A friend just set me a link to a video of these being used down in Chile for big trout and in Wisconsin on small rivers.Just what I need...………….more stuff!!!!!

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Kellie... is correct.

Shadow - you'll throw out your other stuff.


I recently bought 3 Wulff integrated Ambush SHORT lines 

Heads are in the 15' range with thin running lines.- similar product to the OPST. 

Except the OPST lines are designed to be used with tips.  The Wulff's are not.

 

I'm teaching myself single-hand Skagit casting.  Up to 75' after 2 days on the beach.  Will get better distances when i can get further into the water.  Anchor point has to be further behind me than my beach allows.

And - OMG - the conventional overhead casts just fly.

I like to fish up-and-down the trough on Cape Cod. These lines do that with just a flick of the rod.

I own the 275gr, 300gr and 325gr.  My 6wt can handle the 300gr and with that grain weight can cast big flys.

Dumping???? - yeah - if your not careful.  But are manageable when you get the technique down

Herb

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3 hours ago, HL said:

Kellie... is correct.

Shadow - you'll throw out your other stuff.


I recently bought 3 Wulff integrated Ambush SHORT lines 

Heads are in the 15' range with thin running lines.- similar product to the OPST. 

Except the OPST lines are designed to be used with tips.  The Wulff's are not.

 

I'm teaching myself single-hand Skagit casting.  Up to 75' after 2 days on the beach.  Will get better distances when i can get further into the water.  Anchor point has to be further behind me than my beach allows.

And - OMG - the conventional overhead casts just fly.

I like to fish up-and-down the trough on Cape Cod. These lines do that with just a flick of the rod.

I own the 275gr, 300gr and 325gr.  My 6wt can handle the 300gr and with that grain weight can cast big flys.

Dumping???? - yeah - if your not careful.  But are manageable when you get the technique down

Herb

Yep! "friend"......You just had to show me video didn't you??????????????

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Yes.  In my current arsenal:

OPST 200 grain integrated- 11' 4 wt Peiroway glass spey

OPST 250 grain integrated- 11' 7" 5 wt Beualah Spey

OPST 350 grain on 30 lb lazer line- 11' 7wt. Echo Glass Switch

OPST 375 grain on 40 LB lazer line- 13' 7 wt Meiser and on Herb's rod I bought last summer.

OPST 450 grain on 50 lb lazer line - 11' 9/10 Beulah.  I also use a 475 3rd Coast intermediate Skagit( sci angler) on this rod.

 

Dumping is a problem, but you know when you get it right.

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3 hours ago, titleguy said:

Yes.  In my current arsenal:

OPST 200 grain integrated- 11' 4 wt Peiroway glass spey

OPST 250 grain integrated- 11' 7" 5 wt Beualah Spey

OPST 350 grain on 30 lb lazer line- 11' 7wt. Echo Glass Switch

OPST 375 grain on 40 LB lazer line- 13' 7 wt Meiser and on Herb's rod I bought last summer.

OPST 450 grain on 50 lb lazer line - 11' 9/10 Beulah.  I also use a 475 3rd Coast intermediate Skagit( sci angler) on this rod.

 

Dumping is a problem, but you know when you get it right.

Are you adding tips to that 450g for the Beulah 9/10?  If so, how long/heavy a tip?

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28 mins ago, titleguy said:

I like the 40 better than the 50 for some reason.  I wish they would make the integrated lines in heavier weights though.

 

Would the SA Spey light at 420g be heavy enough?

The head is 21' long though.

SF

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12 mins ago, Killiefish said:

Are you adding tips to that 450g for the Beulah 9/10?  If so, how long/heavy a tip?

Yes- RIO heavy MOW tips.  My usual set up is the 10' T-14 head.

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7 mins ago, Stonefish said:

 

Would the SA Spey light at 420g be heavy enough?

The head is 21' long though.

SF

I have tried the spey light. scandi lines- the Skagit tips shoot like a mutha.

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Interesting new toys to play with. Must be good for small over grown brooks.

 

Dry fly a bit of a challenge.

 

I have seen a world class Caster casting these lines  on single handers and it was amazing.

 

Mike

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