OPST Micro Sink Tips
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5' is The tip our trout and smallmouth anglers have been waiting for. 5 feet, 40 grains, and three different sink rates: S2, S4 and S6. Finally, there is a micro tip optimized for single hand rods under 9 ft. Generally, we like these tips on rods that are 9ft or less, and also are less than a 6 weight rod. However, there are definitely exceptions to this based on personal preference and on rod variances.
OPST presents the 7.5 foot, 60 grain Micro Tips. These are the perfect addition to your OPST Sink Tip Wallet. Just like the 5 foot Micro Tips except 2.5 feet longer, these tips perform extremely well on 7-11 foot rods, plusor minus a foot or so. They are designed for 4 to 8 weight rods and are the ideal choice for a standard 9 foot single hand rod. These tips come with welded loops on both ends, as well as line IDs for easy tip identification. Like the other sink tips, these 7.5 foot Micro Tips come in three different sink rates: Riffle (S2), Run (S4) and Bucket (S6), which sink at two, four, and six inches per second, respectively. These sinking tips allow you to penetrate deeper into the water column, whether you are making a swung fly presentation or stripping flies. They allow for spey-style presentations on single hand rods. OPST has fished these tips with great success for rainbow trout, sea run cutthroat and smallmouth bass. The tips perform equally well in fresh and salt water. For all of those fish, streamers are extremely effective, and a sink tip is one of the best ways to present them. Depth is often key to catching fish, and the Riffle, Run and Bucket Commando Tips will help you get down to where fish are holding. They have low-stretch cores for quick and effective hook sets, and are a key component of a Skagit fisher's tool kit.
The micro 10' foot sink tips typically belong on longer lightweight rods. Single hand rods greater than 9', not to mention, many trout spey and micro skagit setups will like these tips. However, as always, there are exceptions to this based on personal preference and rod variances.