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Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Clark Fork, Missouri, Clearwater, Central PA springs, Lycoming Creek is home.
I like both systems but I agree that the 2.5/7.5 mini tip isn't very useful to me. I don't like a big hinge in my swing. Basically my goal is usually to attain depth without hanging up on the hang down, not be on the bottom for the whole swing. Unless it's brutal cold, the fish I'm looking for will chase the fly.
For the MOWs, I use the 7.5 T8/2.5 Int probably the most frequently. It helps in late fall low flows to not hang up as much as the full tips. Lately I've been using this one with my weightless marabou minnows, but as it gets colder I will switch to either the Run or the T8 10' for mid-winter/coldest water temps. Personally, my favorite thing about the 12' OPST tips is that they give you a long, level, line to the fly. I use all three of them at various times, but I think the Riffle and Run are probably the most useful.
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