Daiwa Proteus Boat Conventional Rods

Daiwa Proteus Boat Conventional Rods

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DescriptionPowerActionLengthSectionsLine Wt. (lb)Number of GuidesPrice
Proteus Boat Conventional RodXHF7 ft.130-60
(70-120 Braid)
9$189.95 USD
Proteus Boat Conventional RodMF7 ft. 6 in.110-2510$179.95 USD
Proteus Boat Conventional RodMHF7 ft. 6 in.115-3010$179.95 USD
Proteus Boat Conventional RodHF7 ft. 6 in.120-5010$179.95 USD
Proteus Boat Conventional RodXHF7 ft. 6 in.130-60
(70-120 Braid)
11$189.95 USD
Proteus Boat Conventional RodMF8 ft.110-2511$189.95 USD
Oversize Large Packaging Required
Proteus Boat Conventional RodMHF8 ft.115-3011$189.95 USD
Oversize Large Packaging Required
Proteus Boat Conventional RodHF8 ft.120-5011$189.95 USD
Oversize Large Packaging Required
Proteus Boat Conventional RodXHF8 ft.130-60
(70-120 Braid)
11$199.95 USD
Oversize Large Packaging Required
Proteus Boat
HF8 ft. 10in.1--$229.95 USD
Oversize Large Packaging Required
Proteus Boat Conventional Rod7 ft.XXHF1--$229.99 USD
Proteus Boat Conventional Rod8 ft. 10 in.HF1--$229.99 USD
Oversize Large Packaging Required
The Daiwa Proteus Boat Conventional Rods are newly designed with saltwater actions. These rods are perfectly matched for fishing both nylon and braided lines as well as working both heavy and light lures. These rods are optimal for casting live bait.


  • Durable IM-7 Graphite Construction
  • FUJI Alconite-Tangle Free Frame Guides
  • FUJI DPS Stainless Steel Hood Reel Seat
  • X-Tube Grip Design
  • Blank Through Handle Construction
5 Stars based on 6 reviews
By Kou X.
Saltwater fishing
February 15, 2019
Takes care of thresher sharks and big sturgeons
ProsPlenty of backing
ConsWish they make it a light color so it don't get too hot in the sun
By Roger
Good kite fishing rod
January 26, 2019
I am using them with the daiwa saltiest fast reels. Very good for kite fishing. Cought a couple of sailfish no issues. Guides are good quality.
ConsOn the heavy side
By Alberto C.
Oakland CA
December 19, 2018
This is the one of best fishing rod on the internet.
ProsA lot
By Jake
new jersey
Great Rod
January 23, 2018
grips feel nice and has good action overall, plenty of backbone as well.
Consnone really
By JM A.
Salalah, Dhofar
A very durable rod
January 7, 2015
This is the first branded rod that I have used. I am using the 2.1m Proteus, and I have used it to catch queen fish from shore. So far, I have caught 11 of them (average of 10kgs each) and never had any problems. And the best one was when we went on boat fishing, a giant manta ray took our bait, probably around 50kgs, this rod gave a good fight for about 2 hrs. Although we lost the fight, the rod proved its worth as we caught another queen fish the following day as if nothing happened. :)
Gardena, CA
Love it
October 3, 2014
Nice action very well constructed. Caught two decent size yellowtails with it, had plenty of backbone to bring them in.
Prosquality constructed
ConsA little on the heavy side
11 Questions & 11 Answers
from Long island asked:
December 19, 2018
Would this be a good rod to match with a seigler sgn for bottom fishing? Can't decide between the M or MH, I plan on using this set up for seabass and deep water fluke when i'm required to drop lead.
1 Answer
The medium would pair up better with this reel
Submitted by: Bernie on December 19, 2018

Dylan Thayer
from Georgia asked:
February 25, 2018
Is this rod casting or spinning?
1 Answer
This rod is made only for conventional reels.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 26, 2018

from Hilton Head, South Carolina asked:
May 6, 2019
Hello...I mainly fish out of South Carolina during the spring & summer months where we mainly catch mackerel, jack crevalle, amberjack, barracuda, tarpon, sometimes tuna, and a very large variety of shark. 

I just bought a Fin Nor size 30 2 speed lever drag reel and am looking to pair it with a rod that can match 65-80lb braid. Can you recommend a model? Thanks in advance. 

1 Answer
Submitted by: Andrew Montagna on May 23, 2019

from florida asked:
November 12, 2018
how much does the prtb80xhf rod weigh?
1 Answer
This rod weighs at 2lbs 8oz.
Submitted by: Ricky on November 13, 2018

from California asked:
February 23, 2018
What rod is recommended for the LEXAWN400 PWRP Reel ? I was given this reel as a gift, now I am looking for a rod.
1 Answer
The Daiwa PRTB76MHF Proteus Boat Conventional Rod would pair nicely LEXAWN400 PWRP Reel.
Submitted by: Donald on March 3, 2018

from San Diego, CA asked:
March 14, 2017
Is the PRTB80HF a good rod for casting surface irons on the west coast, or is it too stiff..? Also, how much does this rod weigh? Thank you.
1 Answer
The PRTB80HF would be a good rod casting lures in the west coast. The actual weight of the rod is unavailable at this time. The shipping weight of the rod is 16 oz.
Submitted by: Donald on March 16, 2017

from CA asked:
March 14, 2017
Will the PRTB80MF be ideal for a 20lb bait stick? Or should the PRTB80MHF be better for this application? Going to pair it with a Lexa 300 HD to fish light anchovies.
1 Answer
The PRTB80MHF would be a better fit for the Lexa 300HD using Sardines. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Submitted by: Donald on March 15, 2017

from CA asked:
July 15, 2015
Any chance of getting the 7ft XH model that is listed on Daiwa's product page? I need a 3rd proteus rod but can not find that model anywhere. Thanks
1 Answer
Hello Jared. Please contact us via one of the outlets below to check availability and we will do everything in our power to get you the rod you want! 336-273-9101
Submitted by: Brandon on July 23, 2015

Joe Harper
from White oak Georgia asked:
May 26, 2015
is the but end gimbaled to fit a belt or rod holder?
1 Answer
Joe, this rod is not equipped with a gimbal but the but end will fit in a rod holder and a fighting belt if need be.
Submitted by: Frank on May 28, 2015

scott brown
from st augustine fl. asked:
October 7, 2014
what reel would you suggest for the 8ft heavy model, i was thinking of avet lx with 80lb jb and 50lb momoi on the top for tarpon and large snook
1 Answer
Of these rods, the DAI-2020 (7'6' Heavy) would be the best for your application.
Submitted by: Customer Service on October 7, 2014

from Phoenix asked:
September 6, 2014
will the H model work well with smaller game as well? OAR do you recommend the medium weight for the occasional 100 pounder?
1 Answer
We haven't seen these yet. We would suggest going with the Heavy if you have a chance at a 100 pounder. It will work well for smaller fish as well. It is rated to 50lb braid, so a 100# fish will really test its limits.
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 8, 2014


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