Daiwa Proteus 70xxh Capabilities

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  1. EdgeOfTheKelp

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    I'm looking to build a good yoyo, dropper loop, and heavy bait set up and was looking at the proteus 70xxh. Rod is only rated 40-60 but after pulling on it I feel like it could easily handle fishing 80 pound if necessary. I am most likely going to be getting a penn fathom 40NLD2. I have heard a lot of good things about the reel and was looking to get some input on this pairing for fishing 50-80 pound.
    Thanks for the input.
     
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    So what rod would you recommend for that application and reel?
     
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    Seeker 1x3
     
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    I will say that I have the 76xhf it’s 30-60 and I had my fathom 40nld on it fishing 60. That rod definently had more could fish a light 80 but not with the fathom. I put a 12visx on mine for 60-light80. Now I have rods that fish 80 better that said it can be done.
     
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    With the fathom? a 50-60 lb rod...Thats the limit of the reel..
     
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    skipjackrobert I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    lots of choices for 80 lb..search the topics here on BD..tons of choices..
     
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    The 70XXH is way under rated at 40-60, it’s a beast. Fast action (which I like) but may or may not be your thing.
     
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    Depends on your drag settings really. If you fish light drags it might be able to pull off 80, but for me is a 50/60 pound rod. Good match for the fathom 40.
     
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    Thanks for all the input. I don't have much experience with that line class so I appreciate all the input. I'll take a look at some other threads to get some more information.
     
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    Thanks guys. Appreciate the input. I'll keep it in mind.
     
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    So many perspectives but some pull harder than others..Good luck
     
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    I just purchased the proteus xxh and paired it up with a saltiga40 2spd lever drag for my 80lb setup. Just got it home tonight and think it’s perfect for 80lb. We’ll see when the bft start biting.
     
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    I borrowed a 70XXH last summer to pair with Mak20 to fish flatfall, I thought the rating was too low to fish 80# but tackle shop owner insisted. I landed a 80# bft relatively easy (<10min) and fought a 150#+ for an hour before losing it. I thought the rod held up well, maybe I could have use more power on the bigger 150+ fish.
    It's light so you can use all day.
    I'm selling my Phenix hybrid 760xxh to switch to 70xxh and hybrid is rated 40-100 so I think the Proteus is well underrated.
     
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    Indeed it is. Bang for the buck, lightweight sticks with massive pulling power...these are great rods. I've got a couple of the 7'6" ones and have been very impressed.
     

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