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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-18-2017, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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OSPT commando tips

I bought two to use on my 550 grain rio max line. Anyone using these on their Skagit lines or are they basically made for use on the commando head lines.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-18-2017, 07:40 PM
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For what it is worth, there isn’t much special about tips for skagit heads. It is a very adaptable, non-finicky sytem whether you use a comando head, a long skagit head, or something in between. There is the sink rate, the lenght and the total weight of a tip, but the main feature about them that that matters as far as casting compatibility is the weight per foot. If the weight per foot of the tip is close to - preferably a bit less but not a ton less - than the weight per foot of the head where the two connect that is a match, regardless of the lenght of the head and tip, or really any thing else. So yes, those tips can be used just fine on any other skagit head that matches (and it doesn’t need to be very exact) just that one characteristic.

The best way to see how it casts, and the ultimate arbiter is just to try it, but if you give the specs on those tips (I use different ones) it would be probably be possible to to say what other range of skagit heads would be copacetic. You of course will have to make minor adjustment in your casting for different lengh heads and tips, etc.

Hope that helps a bit.
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Thanks for the input. They are the 132 grain tips.
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Well, first thing is that everything Botsari says on every post is 100%. Much to learn from that fellow on this site.

I have been using them in BC and to be honest I think they are much like the old Rio 15' type 3,6,8 (corresponding OPST "riffle", Run, Bucket"). I am sort of old school but I am trying these out. Oh, and of course they are 12' length.

They are so similar that if you already have the 15' type 3,6,8 might as well save the money. I am however respectful of the OPST outfit big time.

Another solution is to throw on 10' of T 8 or 11 and forget all the rest..
Anyway hope it helps.
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