Gear Review

Equipment Review: Daiwa Rods

Western Outdoor NewsPublished: Apr 25, 2018

Cutting edge Proteus WN


Daiwa Corporation is delighted to announce the arrival of a revolutionary new rod that incorporates the latest technological advances in the art of saltwater rod building. The Proteus WN rods combine well-designed, practical component features with state of the art blank construction. The 7 conventional and 2 spinning rod designs are line class rated for both monofilament and braided lines. The rods are perfectly suited for today’s saltwater fisherman.

The conventional rod blanks are constructed 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 additionally provides added blank reinforcement further reducing unnecessary blank twist. This combines to delivers longer more accurate casts.

Spinning rod blanks incorporate High Volume Fiber (HVF), a higher modulus carbon graphite construction with more volume of fibers and less resin which gives the rods a light weight, strength and sensitivity. The D-VEC Winn Grip Tape, a Daiwa exclusive, provides a soft, comfortable, yet firm grip throughout the rigors of landing a tough salt water game fish.

The solid and secure Fuji reel seats sport a handsome woven insert. The blanks are wrapped with the advanced design of the Fuji Fazlite ring guides. The tangle-free guides are tough enough for salt water and hard use yet minimally affect the bend of the blank.

Commitment to quality is insured by the limited lifetime warranty. With this winning combination of advanced features and cutting-edge blank technology, the Daiwa line of Proteus WN rods are sure to suit the needs of any serious saltwater fisherman on both coasts.


• Daiwa’s exclusive D-VEC WINN® grip tape

• X45 Bias graphite construction

• Daiwa’s exclusive HVF graphite (Spinning models)

• Braiding-X carbon fiber braiding technology

• Fuji FazLite ring guides

• Limited lifetime warranty


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