OPST now offers 12′ dual density tips! These tips are 12 feet long to enhance water load and prevent blown anchors. Perfect for most switch and full spey rods. The rear ends come with color-coded line IDs to identify both grain weight and sink rate. 96 Grains are looped with Yellow, 132 grains with Light Blue, and 168 Grains are Tan. Within those three grain weights are the three sink rates (Riffle, Run, and Bucket) for each weight. See the image below. Those familiar with MOW tips will be able to choose from three different grain weights: 96 grain, 132 grain and 168 grain, (T8, T11 and T14 grains per foot) for use on 2 weight switch rods up to 9 weight two handers. You will notice that the designations are S2/3, S5/6, etc.- meaning the back half of the line, for example for an S2/3, is a Type 2 (2 inches per second), and the front half is a Type 3 (3 inches per second). This produces a straighter sink to the fly and reduces the belly effect that occurs in level sink tips.
The 12′ tips are suitable for most switch and full spey rods! Be sure to check out our line charts narrow the appropriate grain weight for your rod. There are definitely exceptions to our recommendations based on personal preferences and rod variances.