Last Summer I picked up a Cortland Fairplay 8′ 5/6 fly rod at Walmart. You can’t order these things online through Walmart but you can find them at some of the larger stores if you’re lucky. I was pleasantly surprised with the rod’s performance. Of Course, the components on a 30 dollar fly rod are…Continue reading Rio Skagit Mow Tips as Skagit lines (shooting heads) for Short rods.
Thanks to Poppy at the Redshed Fly Shop I was able to implement the try before you buy plan and try a couple Airflo Skagit Scout heads and a 10′ OPST Micro Spey floating tip. I picked the Airflo Skagit Scout 180 grain as opposed to the OPST Commando head because I wanted to…Continue reading Single Hand casting the Airflo Skagit Scout & OPST Micro Tip
I have not invested in an OPST Commando head, yet, because I shot my wad on a Carron competition rod and a fabulous Galeforce shooting head that is 72′ long and weighs in at over 1000 grains. These long lines are great fun for recreational casting and distance competitions. What is recreational casting? In my…Continue reading OPST Commando Heads: Home made vs The real thing: Including Single handed Spey Casting