Daiwa Proteus WN Blue Saltwater Rods

Daiwa Proteus WN Blue Saltwater Rods

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TD Code
DescriptionLengthPowerActionLine Wt.GuidesPrice
PRTWN76MHF
DAI-2866
Proteus-WN Saltwater Conventional Rod7 ft. 6 in.
1 pc.
Medium HeavyFast15 - 30 lb. Mono
40 - 80 lb. Braid
10$229.99 USD
PRTWN76HF
DAI-2867
Proteus-WN Saltwater Conventional Rod7 ft. 6 in.
1 pc.
HeavyFast20 - 50 lb. Mono
55 - 100 lb. Braid
10$239.99 USD
PRTWN76XHF
DAI-2868
Proteus-WN Saltwater Conventional Rod7 ft. 6 in.
1 pc.
X-HeavyFast30 - 60 lb. Mono
70 - 120 lb. Braid
10$249.99 USD
PRTWN80MHF
DAI-2869
Proteus-WN Saltwater Conventional Rod8 ft.
1 pc.
Medium HeavyFast15 - 30 lb. Mono
40 - 80 lb. Braid
11$229.99 USD
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PRTWN80HF
DAI-2870
Proteus-WN Saltwater Conventional Rod8 ft.
1 pc.
HeavyFast20 - 50 lb. Mono
55 - 100 lb. Braid
11$239.99 USD
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PRTWN80XHF
DAI-2871
Proteus-WN Saltwater Conventional Rod8 ft.
1 pc.
X-HeavyFast30 - 60 lb. Mono
70 - 120 lb. Braid
11$249.99 USD
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PRTWN810MHF
DAI-3297
Proteus-WN Saltwater Conventional Rod8 ft. 10 in.
1 pc.
Medium HeavyFast20 - 40 lb. Mono
40 - 80 lb. Braid
12$269.99 USD
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PRTWN810HF
DAI-2872
Proteus-WN Saltwater Conventional Rod8 ft. 10 in.
1 pc.
HeavyFast30 - 50 lb. Mono
55 - 100 lb. Braid
12$279.99 USD
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PRTWN76MHFS
DAI-3298
Proteus-WN Saltwater Spinning Rod7 ft. 6 in.
1 pc.
Medium HeavyFast40 - 80 lb. Braid7$269.99 USD
PRTWN76HFS
DAI-2873
Proteus-WN Saltwater Spinning Rod7 ft. 6 in.
1 pc.
HeavyFast55 - 80 lb. Braid7$269.99 USD
PRTWN80HFS
DAI-2874
Proteus-WN Saltwater Spinning Rod8 ft.
1 pc.
HeavyFast55 - 80 lb. Braid7$279.99 USD
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The Daiwa Proteus-WN Saltwater Rods are class rated for both monofilament and braided lines and are perfectly suited for today's saltwater angler. The conventional rod blanks are built with the exclusive X45 Bias Graphite Fiber which reinforces the blank and prevents twisting when the rod loads up. The exclusive Braiding-X carbon fiber braiding technology provides added blank reinforcement further reducing blank twist. The spinning rod blanks incorporate High Volume Fiber (HVF) modulus carbon graphite construction with more volume of fibers and less resin which gives the rods a lightweight, strength and sensitivity. The D-VEC WINN Grip Tape provides a soft, comfortable, yet firm grip throughout the troubles of landing a tough saltwater gamefish. The solid and secure Fuji Reel Seats feature a woven insert. The blanks are wrapped with Fuji Fazlite Ring Guides.

Daiwa Proteus-WN Saltwater Rods Feature:

  • Daiwa's exclusive D-VEC WINN grip tape
  • X45 Bias graphite construction
  • BRAIDING-X carbon fiber braiding technology
  • Daiwa's exclusive HVF graphite (Spinning models)
  • Fuji FazLite ring guides
  • Limited lifetime warranty
5 Stars based on 22 reviews
By Jason
Cambridge
Great rod
August 1, 2022
Great rod alot of power long casting
By Curtis J.
York, PA
Very Versatile Rod...
June 23, 2022
Had this rod for over a year now without any issue. I've fished it inshore for Black Sea Bass and Ling and it handled both easily. Even a bonus 10lb Gator Blue couldn't defeat this rod with 30/30 test/leader combo. Will be putting my AVET JX G2 on it this year for a 2 day Tilefish trip where I plan to use it at night for Tuna. Will be using a 60/50 PR knotted combo. Loved the Win Grip so much that I've put it on all of my rods.
Pros
  • Versatile, light and extremely strong
Cons
  • none
By John
Ventura, CA
Hopefully great Rod!
June 13, 2022
I have not used but looks well built
By John
Ventura, CA
Hopefully a great Rod!
June 13, 2022
I have not used yet but looks well built
By Cam
High Point, North Carolina
Awesome, versatile rod
March 24, 2022
Wanted a rod that I could use for heavy inshore, offshore jigging/bottom, and trolling... this bad boy checks all the boxes! Sensitive yet strong, feels great fighting fish, and looks great as well.
Pros
  • All
Cons
  • None
By anthony m.
CA
great rod
October 11, 2021
happy with it should have bought two
Pros
  • holds 80 lb braid casts great
By Debra M.
Minnesota
Saltwater fishing
September 13, 2021
These rods are awesome, works great with my power assist reels.
By Endofparalysis
Kona
After a couple days of heavy use.
June 22, 2021
Very nice rod. Daiwa's line ratings are a bit confusing but I find this 76xhf to be ideal in the 50-60lb range. Needs at least 20 lb drag to bend the rod for you. Would not recommend this with 80lb line or trying to fish 35lbs of drag was not heavy enough to turn the head of 150lb tuna. Easy to pull hooks on 30lb fly lined fish.
Pros
  • Great quality for the price.
Cons
  • None. Just fish the right line/drag class each rod is meant for.
By Rick
Gainesville, FL
Great looking and well made rod
May 27, 2021
Can't wait to use it, I've been testing it out and it appears to be of excellent quality. I want to get another one
Pros
  • The wraps are nice
By Julio
Ocean city
Amazing rod
February 13, 2021
Top notch components beautiful handle .
By Eric
Newark, Delaware
PRTWN76HFS
November 16, 2020
I paired this spinning rod (PRTWN76HFS) with a Penn TRQS7 and it performed flawlessly. I liked the rod so much I bought another one (PRTWN76HF) for use with a conventional setup. This is a quality rod that is light weight, very strong, and well priced.
By Kevin K.
Savannah GA
outstanding rod
June 21, 2020
I've been deep sea fishing for 40 plus years and never had a more lite weight or heavy duty rod than this rod, extremely lit weight and all the back bone you'll ever need even in deep drop love it so much I have three two conventional and one spinner by far the best rods I ever owned
Pros
  • winn grip is perfect
Cons
  • a little pricey but you get what you pay for
By Bob
Sc
Nice rod
May 6, 2020
Like the rod goes good with my blue Avet reel
Pros
  • Nice grip
Cons
  • None
By Mark S.
San Antonio Tx
EXCELLENT ROD
March 9, 2020
This rod is incredible, I waited for this rod to be back in stock and finally got it. It did not disappoint, appealing to the eye, and just a great a rod to cast. That winn grip and the color is just awesome. Paired with a saltist.
Pros
  • Light weight and grip is fantastic
Cons
  • A bit pricey, but worth it.
By Mason
Gulf breeze, FL
Great rod
January 20, 2020
Love this rod it is my new favorite spinning rod, just ordered a conventional one cuz I liked the spinning rod version. Has a nice back bone and I love the Winn grips they are amazing
Pros
  • braided x wrapping, Winn grips,
Cons
  • none
20 Questions & 20 Answers
Tony
from CA asked:
November 17, 2019
Are these ideal for bait fishing from boat for stripers and sturgeons?
1 Answer
The 8 foot extra heavy would be ideal for sturgeon and the 7'6 mh or heavy would be ideal for stripers from the boat 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on November 18, 2019

Mario
from Miami, FL asked:
September 23, 2019
Is there any type of gimble on the spinning rods?
1 Answer
These rods don't have gimbles 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on September 26, 2019

DAN CLARK
from EAST BRUNSWICK nj asked:
February 16, 2019
The PRTWN 76 HFS will work with what ounce JIGS ?
1 Answer
Nothing is listed but max I would think would be 8 oz's.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 20, 2019

Bruce
from Utah asked:
May 20, 2022
Does this come with a rod sleeve / cover. 
1 Answer
Hi Bruce, Unfortunately the Daiwa Proteus WN Blue Saltwater Rods do not come with any rod sleeve but are shipped in plastic. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on May 23, 2022

anthony D moon
from CA asked:
September 8, 2021
would the diawa porteus wn76mhf handle 130lb braid?
1 Answer
Anthony, it should be able to handle 130lb braid, but we certainly would not advise going that high above the rod's listed line rating.
Submitted by: Brian - TackleDirect Customer Service on September 9, 2021

Mark
from Capemay, New Jersey asked:
May 8, 2021
Which conventional rod do you think would pair well with a diawa saltist ld20?
1 Answer
Submitted by: Paul Olah on May 18, 2021

Ron
from Southern California asked:
April 15, 2021
Which Proteus length and action would match up well with the Shimano Tekota 600HGA? I'm trying to create and all around boat rod for West Coast kelp and pelagic species. Would like to be able to live line bait and also cast surface iron and leadhead lures.
1 Answer
7'6" Heavy would be ideal
Submitted by: Billy - TackleDirect Customer Service on April 16, 2021

Chappy
from Cranston, Rhode Island asked:
March 1, 2021
Are these rods only rated for Boat use or can they be used for surfcasting?
1 Answer
The 8' may be okay for surf use, but otherwise, I would go with a longer rod for the surf. 
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on March 3, 2021

young
from NY asked:
January 31, 2021
is 8ft m or mh good for casting lures? and have enough backbone?
1 Answer
Either would be good for casting lures. It really just comes down to weight of the lure you're throwing and size class of fish you intend on targeting. 
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on February 2, 2021

Warren
from Maryland asked:
November 19, 2020
I'm winter fishing offshore NJ for seabass and cod from 120 -200' of water.  Would you recommend the MH or Heavy?
1 Answer
I would recommend the Heavy model, just because you will most likely be consistently using very heavy sinkers to hold bottom.

If you would prefer a softer feel then the MH rated rod should hold up to this fishery, especially if you can get away with using lighter sinkers or jigs

Submitted by: Alex T on November 19, 2020

Greg
from Aransas Pass Texas asked:
November 18, 2020
Would the 8 ft medium heavy in either conventional or spinning be good for fishing jetty’s with bait
1 Answer
Yes this 8' MH model rod would be perfect for most jetty and pier bait fishing applications
Submitted by: Alex T on November 18, 2020

Nathanial
from Ft Lauderdale, FL asked:
October 23, 2020
Would you be able to throw 8-10oz weights with the 8’ 10” heavy?          
1 Answer
Unfortunately we aren't able to find these specs from Daiwa, this generally is a bottom fishing rod and given the specs provided this rod is a beast. It should be able to handle those heavy weights no problem
Submitted by: Alex T on October 27, 2020

Sepa emayo
from Kauai Hawaii asked:
April 27, 2020
What rod is recommended for throwing big poppers?
1 Answer
You will be able to throw poppers extremely effectively with a Daiwa Proteus Salt Rod. 
Submitted by: Sydney on May 1, 2020

Michael
from Miami, Florida asked:
April 19, 2020
Would the PRTWN76MHF pair well with a Calcutta 400?
1 Answer
The Calcutta 400A will make a great pair for the Daiwa Proteus WN 7'6" MHF
Submitted by: Sydney on April 22, 2020

douglas reyes
from New Jersey asked:
April 1, 2020
Which model would you recommend for casting surface irons for tuna up to 80lbs?
1 Answer
Daiwa Proteus-WN Saltwater Spinning Rod 7'6" Heavy would be a great choice. It provides all the backbone needed to hold onto one of those tuna. It provides not just popping capabilities, but it's also a great jigging setup as well. 
Submitted by: Sydney on April 2, 2020

Jack
from Naples, Fl. asked:
April 1, 2020
Does the Diawa Proteus Winn 8 ft. Heavy spinning match to a Diawa Saltist 6500 spinning reel?
1 Answer
Yes, the 8' Heavy would pair up well with a 6500 Saltist Spinning Reel. 
Submitted by: Brian on April 1, 2020

Donato
from Makati City, National Capital Region asked:
March 18, 2020
Are these rods ideal for bottom fishing?
1 Answer
Yes, these rods would be great for bottom fishing.
Submitted by: Brian on March 19, 2020

Noah
from Birmingha, Alabama asked:
February 4, 2020
Will an Avet mxj pair well with this rod?
1 Answer
Yes this reel will pair well with the Daiwa Proteus WN Rods. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on February 5, 2020

Kyle Davey
from Plymouth ma asked:
October 10, 2019
Will the 7'6" spinning handle 50-100# tuna? Or is there a better daiwa spinning rod for that
1 Answer
yeah you while be good with that rod.
Submitted by: chris jones on October 10, 2019

Jack
from Naples, Fl. asked:
May 27, 2019
I'm looking for a diawa rod to match my diawa 300wn reel 7.1 gear ratio left hand please give me your sugestions  I fish inshore and passes here in Naples and Ft. Myers area
1 Answer
The 7' Medium Heavy or the 8' Medium Heavy will be a good match. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on May 27, 2019

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