OPST Commando Head

  • Quick Recap of the Weekend! #coaffieldteam #flyfishing

    By / August 19, 2018 / Lower Illinois River

    Had a fun weekend making the run across the border from Texas to Oklahoma to have a little non-work time… Minor League Baseball, good food and drinks, fishing a river for trout and striped bass, and even a little catch and cook time! Had a great time… here is a quick recap of the fun…. [read more]

  • Pond Hopping with the OPST Commando Head… One-Handed Spey Casting! #coaffieldteam

    By / July 29, 2018 / Bluegill

    Having fun pond hopping local ponds and getting lots of practice casting the OPST Commando Head that we like using on our 5wt Fly Rod. Able to demo different casts that we use while in the Field. Not sure if they are the traditional fly casts techniques… mainly go with variations of casts until we… [read more]

  • Wet Wading for Trout on the Lower Illinois River! #coaffieldteam

    By / June 11, 2018 / Lower Illinois River

    Made it to the Lower Illinois River earlier this month – June 2, 2018. Had a fun time wet wading the river for a chance at trout and other fish! Went with the 5 weight fly rod and one-handed spey casting with the OPST Commando Head. Used an olive Near Deere for the fishing fly…. [read more]

  • Why We Like One-Handed Spey Casting… #opstcommandohead #speycasting

    By / April 8, 2018 / Fishing

    Video that shows the fly rod/reels we used, and what led us to using a Switch Rod and a Trout Rod for most of our fly fishing trips now. We learned about spey lines and Switch Rods after injuring a shoulder. Normal overhead and side casts was painful. We were doomed to waiting for the… [read more]

  • Running Line Management with Ed Ward #opst

    By / April 2, 2018 / Fishing

    Still working on a one-handed spey casting video… but did come across this one! Liking this video from Ed Ward at OPST! Going to use it next chance, should make a difference in keeping the mono running line tangle free when casting the OPST Commando Head!

  • Quick Update – March 27, 2018 #coaffieldteam

    By / March 27, 2018 / Fishing

    Slight rain delay in fishing but did note the OPST Commando Head demo is gaining interest from viewers! Liking the one-handed spey technique! Also, the broiled trout recipe is doing well… working another one… Pan Fried Trout with a little fortified buttery nipple cocktails to have while cooking! Hope to have it posted soon!

  • Quick Demo of the OPST Commando Head #speycasting

    By / March 26, 2018 / Fishing

    Here is a quick demo of the OPST Commando Head that we use with a 5wt flyrod for one-handed spey casting. Nothing fancy… Switch Cast and a modified “Perry Poke” gets an easy 21 yard cast. Lots of fun casting this rig; even more fun when a fish is on the line!     OPST… [read more]

  • Fun Casting with the OPST Commando Head #opstcommandohead

    By / March 8, 2018 / Fishing

    Able to get some casting practice in Sunday at the local pond. Was hoping for trout but did not get a strike. Did try another pond later in the day. Managed four Bass – three went for a Purple Damsel Fly and one went for a Foam Grasshopper! Here is a video that details how… [read more]

  • Quick Update – March 5, 2018 #flyfishing

    Not able to fish today but did get a round in yesterday. Went with the 5wt lined with the OPST Commando Head. Struck out at Murphy in the morning, but did get some great practice in. Later, stopped at Bethany and caught three little Bass on a Purple Damsel Fly, and a bigger one on… [read more]

  • OPST Commando Head on a Short 4wt Fly Rod #flyfishing

    By / February 15, 2018 / Fishing

    Originally planned to “test” the RIO Trout Max shooting head using a short 5′ 3″ 4wt Fly Rod. But, grabbed the wrong reel and ended up using the OPST Commando Head Skajit line instead. Works well on a 9′ 5wt, looks like it works well on the short 4wt Fly Rod, too!  

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