Daiwa Proteus rod questions

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  1. Trinidad1972

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    I know this is not the right place for questions, but seeing that the forum does not have a place for Daiwa I thought this would be the appropriate place for my question. Does anyone have any experience with these rods(saltwater only)?Any input on the Proteus rod would be great. Will be putting a Trinidad 14A, do a lot of inshore fishing.
     
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    So I went to my favorite place to pull on this rod and it has almost same action as the Phenix in equivalent rating
    In fact I was told it is the almost exact copy of the Phenix
    Go pull on both and you will know
    I'd say it's a cheaper alternative to Phenix
     
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    Check their warranty b4 you pull the trigger. Nonetheless they fell awesome!
     
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    Thanks for the input guys , went to the Longfin in Orange today , the rod is very heavy compared to the Phenix rods. Went with a 7'-9" 20-45 lb. Phenix M1 inshore rod instead. $20 more than the Daiwa.
     
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    Good call. The Daiwa rods are WAY heavier. Definitely worth the extra 20 bucks for the Phenix.
     
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    Yes.... My buddy has a Proteus 8' rated 12-30....weighs considerably more than his phenix 8' 15-40 rod
     
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    I have one of the Proteus rods and Love it!

    Which Phenix Model are you comparing to the Proteus?
     
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    Have a couple and I think they are great rods for the cash. Have already caught tuna and yellows on mine, great purchase! cant wait for the proteus extra heavies to come out.
     
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    'I was comparing it to the Phenix Model SMX-79H 7'-9" 20-45 lb. 3-8 oz. Very happy with my choice.:cheers: The Daiwa rod was the Proteus Model PRTB 76MF.
     
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    Compared to Phenix black diamond series weight is the same I fish the Diawa Proteus rods and they have their line rating correct unlike Phenix which is Under rated and dont shut off as nice, M1 you bought is a Big bait Bass rod not an accurate comparison
     
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    Tell em fool. ^^^^
     
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    I got an 8' 55-100 braid rating on mine. I like it. Got 4 yt up to 27lbs on it
     
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    You are so right Leonard. I failed to mention that I was looking for an all around inshore rod. Not a technic specific rod.
     
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    Do the proteus rods have a soft enough tip to fish braid with a short top shot of flouro? I was looking at the 76HF to match with a talica 10 to fish 30-40# flouro. Thanks in advance!
     
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    Any clue when that is? I have two proteus rods and freaking love them. Wanted a third, a 7ft XH, and noticed it's listed on daiwas site but I couldn't find it anywhere
     
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    what models do you currently have and what do you fish it with? was planning on using the 8' H with the lexa 400 fishing 40lb topshot.
     
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    After landing this slug using my daiwa proteus 8 xh i gotta say these rods are solid it handled this estimated 70lb yft with no problem..

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    Picked one up from Mahi Tackle in Huntington Beach. Mahi is selling one on Ebay for $210 free shipping.
     
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    8ft MH and H paired with a saltist level wind HC30 and lexa 400. Honestly, best combos for the money. Never been disappointed. The heavy with the 400 can really muscle fish around while the MH is great at flinging smaller lures and live bait out. I have a few shoddy videos where im using both if you wanna check em out in action. But I'm also pretty new to saltwater fishing and suck

     
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