Daiwa Proteus Inshore Fishing Rods

One-piece spinning and trigger models measure 7 feet 6 inches and 8 feet.

Daiwa Proteus Inshore rods
Daiwa Proteus Inshore rodsCourtesy of Daiwa

Daiwa's new Proteus inshore rods are built with high-modulus carbon graphite and the company's exclusive high-volume-fiber, low-resin design for lightweight strength. Available in spinning and trigger versions, the one-piece rods range in power from ML to XXH and in lengths from 7 feet 6 inches to 8 feet. They sport Fuji alconite-ring guides with K-shape Tangle Free frames, Fuji reel seats, and hybrid grips of cork and EVA. Proteus rods cost $189.95 and $199.95.