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.