Daiwa Proteus rod questions

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  1. ayawsaisda

    ayawsaisda Newbie

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    Just be careful with your phenix bouncing your catch the tip break easy
     
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    Shimano Penn I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    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).
     
  3. Trinidad1972

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    Wow , I posted this over a year ago.
     
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  4. Shimano Penn

    Shimano Penn I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    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. :)
     
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    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.
     
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    Shimano Penn I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    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 :D 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 !!!!!!
     
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  7. hotrail20

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    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

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  8. Shogunsc4

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    I have 3 Proteus rods. Awesome rods for sure. Caught bft last year 60-100 pounds on the 80hf on 40#

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    What model?
     
  10. pescadorable

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    X2 plus they can be used like a rail rod for the bigger grade fish
     
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    $ALT_$OLDiER-33 -==Fish 4 Fun Not Fame==-

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Anyone know if they will make a xxxh model?
     
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    Holy cow, I had to do a double take - thought it was a great white...
     
  15. Spanky79

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    I have a xxh with a fathom 40 on it. Killed this guy with it.

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