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I saw a line req thread for the VT2 and thought I could get some similar intel for my CPS 9'6wt. For the VT2 I saw a recommendation for the Airflo 40+, Rio Gold and Rio Grand. I was planning to mate the rod with a reel I have spooled with Rio Gold as I like the line. Anyone fish with the CPS and see the Gold as a poor choice? I have a spare spool lying around and it looks lonely without any line on it.

Uses will be big stonefly/hopper dropper chucking in the wind, some bank pounding with streamers and some weighted nymphs.
 

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Take a look at the Rio "Nymph" line as well for the uses you''ve listed. I prefer to go to a shop that carries the lines I'm interested in, and try them in various weights etc. What I like might not work for another guy.
 

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Rio Gold could work just fine, depending on your casting motion/abilities. I 'd give it a try since you already own the line. If you have difficulty loading the rod with the Rio Gold, them try something like Rio Grand. The added weight can really make a difference for some.
 

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The RIO Gold is a true weight line, ie. a 6 wt line is a true 6wt. The RIO grand is a half weight heavier. In general the weight is the weight of the first 40 feet of line.

If you are going to be fishing in close, less than 40 feet the RIO Grand is an advantage. You will feel the rod load with less line in play than with the RIO Gold. The Grand or any other half weight over lines will also tend to slightly slow down the rod action and increase the feel of rod load.

Personal preference is always a consideration. Both lines will cast equally well for distance.

Dave
 

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I have two of the 9664S CPS's but mainly use them for beach fishing. I fish it with a 7 wt Airflo 40+ fast intermediate.

The other line I use on it is a 7 wt Airflo Multi-Tip. I'm not a huge fan of the floating tip, but the others get plenty of use.
With the standard intermediate and sinking tips + T-8, T-11 and T-14's I make myself, I can cover just about everything I want to fish on the river below the surface.

Rio Gold would be an excellent line for a floater.

Good Luck

SF
 

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Take a look @ the SA streamer express, I have it in the 250 grain & it shoots well off my Redington CPX 9' 6". Told Anil down at PSFC I wanted to fish the beach w/ my 6 weight. He asked "so, how well do you cast ?" I truthfully said "like crap". He handed me this line.....:hmmm:


My stick might be a touch faster than your CPS, but they oughta be close.

I use the clear/saltwater line. Here's a quote on it...........

"Scientific Anglers Streamer Express 250 Grain Fly Line

This clear version of Scientific Anglers' Streamer Express is perfect for long-distance casting, bigger flies, and windy conditions. It is very popular for fishing the saltwater beaches for salmon and sea-run cutthroat in our local area. The crystal clear 30-foot head has a sink rate of 1.25 to 1.75 inches per second and is ideal for fishing 1- to 4-foot depths. The running line uses SA's AST coating for increased slickness, durability, and reduced tangling and is colored so it is easy to see when you're at the optimum casting amount of line. Use the 150 grain for 5- or 6-weight rods, the 200 grain for 6- or 7-weight, the 250 for 7- or 8-weight, and the 300 grain for 8- or 9-weight rods. The running line color varies with each line weight and is red (150), yellow (200), surf (250), and green (300)."


Have also used a 7 weight Rio Grand for a floater, had the line so I gave it ago. It seems to be too much for this rod, the 6 would probably be perfect. OK on short casts but it dies on me when I try to push it for distance.



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Update - mated the CPS to my reel with the Rio Gold and put that in the boat as my streamer rod on the Clark Fork over the weekend. Thumbs up! I do think a slightly heavier line (the Rio Grand? The airflo 40+ (though I have not tried that so no frame of reference there)?) might have suited it better for what I was doing, but I came away very impressed with the rod. Given that I ended up getting the rod new for $99, I am feeling pretty good about it!
 

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I fish several CPS rods in sizes 5 thru 12. I've had the most experience with an 8 wt and I prefer the Rio Outbound for beach fishing though I also have a Streamer express and it casts well, too. I use Outbound Tropicals on a 10 and 12 wt. but also have a coldwater Outbound for the 10 wt. I've also fished a 40+ but don't care for it as much. I usually fish it on a 7 wt. (Have a 7wt. Outbound I like better) It's all in what you like and what feels best.
 
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