A solid buy here for a rod bearing the premium Daiwa badge!
The 12ft Proteus has a responsive tip action with the three-piece blank offering a progressive increase in power the further it loads down the blank.
This action generates casting power through the bottom half of the blank while the top provides loads of cushioning when you connect with a nice chub or barbel.
The blank is a tad thicker in girth in the butt section than some others on these pages, but it performs sweetly enough under load.
The lads at Daiwa give this rod a line rating of between 2lb and 8lb, so it’s perfect for big rivers and commercial carp work on the larger man-made pools where you might have to hit a distant feature like an island or aerator.