Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by Trinidad1972, Mar 13, 2015.
Just be careful with your phenix bouncing your catch the tip break easy
I have four proteus and I think they are awesome. Best value out there to be sure, but beyond that excellent rods even at a higher price point. The 70xh took BFT to 90 lbs last Fall easily. I would buy an xxh in a heartbeat if they make one mine are paired with Penn FTHLD2 reels, 25n and 30, and the 20-50 spinner has a Saragossa 10k for now (too much reel I think).
Wow , I posted this over a year ago.
It took a while for people to realize the value of these rods ;D I bought ONE, now I have FOUR. I have Calstar, Seeker and UC but I fish mostly Proteus.
I just picked up the Proteus PRTB80MF to use as a 20lb bait stick for chovies for schoolie tuna and yt. Would you recommend this or the 8MH for this application? Thanks.
In my opinion, and that of virtually everyone I have heard comment on it including the Daiwa rep at FH, the rod ratings on Proteus are low. I think the 20-50 series is an easy 40lb stick and I fish the xh (30-60) at 50 with no issues. I would say that the 80m is the better choice for 20lb, I'll bet you'd find the mh too heavy.
Well I said that two weeks ago and today I have one, found it at FH. They are so new even the Daiwa rep doesn't have one yet The line rating is 40-60 but I just don't believe it. The rep said it's ridiculous, it's a solid 60lb stick. Please Lord let BFT come back soon !!!!!!
THIS IS ON Diawa Proteus I would say they handle these fish was 7 1/2 foot rod Talica 12 II 80LB BRAID TO 60 LB FLORO
I have 3 Proteus rods. Awesome rods for sure. Caught bft last year 60-100 pounds on the 80hf on 40#
X2 plus they can be used like a rail rod for the bigger grade fish
The Phenix (Abyss) series rods are nice for inshore too, thinking of picking one up at Turner's where I work, only because I get a fat discount it's the only way I can afford a Phenix haha
With a low profile bait caster (lexa 400), the Proteus 80 MF looked good until I pulled on it. The lined rubbed against the fore grip while the rod was loaded up. Perhaps the HF works better. The line angle looked better with a round reel, so I’ll go with that.
Anyone know if they will make a xxxh model?
Holy cow, I had to do a double take - thought it was a great white...
I have a xxh with a fathom 40 on it. Killed this guy with it.
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