paired this rod with VR50 reel. I fish fish it mainly for bonita and albies from my kayak. its perfectly balanced for this type of fishing. also use it for catching schoolies on the flats. the softer tip makes it easy for working plastics.
Are there any differences in the blanks between the proteus inshore rods and the original proteus boat rods? I want to use the conventional proteus inshore in the Heavy, and I want to be sure it can pull huge calicos out of thick seaweed, and throw 1-3 ounce baits comfortably.
Both inshore and boat rods come equipped with a graphite composite blank both made with fuji dps reel seats as well as fuji guides. The grip is the same on both rods as well Daiwa used the X-tube grip for better handling.
Do you recommend the 7 foot medium heavy rod for working soft plastics, Bucktails and other lures? I fish off piers and boats and I need a rod that will be strong and hold up, but at the same time be able to cast and retrieve without problems. I fish for sea bass, fluke, striped bass , bluefish.
Yes, the MH rated for 12-20lb line would be a great option for what you are describing.
looking to match a Proteus Inshore spinning rod to a Penn slammer III 3500. To be used from a kayak for European Pike Do you recommend this rod for the application and if so what model?
This pairing would work well for bottom fishing or vertical jigging. I would not advise using this rod if your application will involve alot of casting because it has a rather long but section which could make casting from a seated position difficult.