Hey Tugs, I see you want a CX but I have an older S2H12646C. It is in really good condition, I have only cast it one day to get the feel of it & grain weights needed. I bought it from a local fellow that I don't think he ever cast it, because he had several but all bigger rods & all were the same thread colors so they matched. U can send you photos if interested, just let me know a email address.
Hi, sorry for the late reply, just saw this. Any floating line will work. Your commando with floating tip is fine. I use Ambush and Rage heads most of the time. I use tapered Maxima Leaders, hand tied from#40 to #8, about 12' in length.