If you are looking for all the benefits of fishing a Commando Head but without the loop-to-loop connection, then the Commando Smooth is the line for you. It integrates a Commando head with a thin, slick running line to create a 100 foot line that casts like a dream on single hand, micro spey and switch rods. Note that the head length is given with each size, but the overall line length is 100 feet. For line size recommendations, see the image to the left.
OPST Commando Smooth Line
The original OPST Commando Head changed the game for trout spey and single hand Skagit tactics. But for streamer, dry fly and nymph fishing, where you often fish at close range and strip flies right up to the rod tip, we knew we could improve it. Enter the Commando Smooth—a Commando Head and a thin, slick coated running line integrated into one with a smooth, gradual taper. No longer will you feel a bump as the running line/Commando Head junction enters the guides. You won’t feel anything at all, except a jarring strike as a fish attacks your streamer. We listened to the requests of numerous Commando Head fans, and created a line that fishes even better than the original. The Commando Smooth is designed to be used with our Micro Tips and Commando Floating Tips, from 5 to 10 feet long. The running line is orange to provide a nice contrast against the Sauk Blue head. If you are looking for a line that can do almost anything, experience the Commando Smooth. It’s just like the wildly popular Commando Head. Only smoother. Length: 99.3 feet. Head weights: 150, 175, 200, 225, 250, 275, 300 grains.
* Note that 150-250 grain Smooths are rated at 25 lbs, while the 275 and 300 grain Smooths are rated at 30 lbs. Please take this into account when targeting larger species.
Brad Elfers has been a fly fishing & river guide in Alaska since 1993.He opened Alaska Fly Fishing Goods in 1998.
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