Daiwa Proteus Rods are built out of a premium graphite so they are light weight and durable. We like them because of the superb action, Fuji DPS stainless steel reels seat, Fuji Alconite tangle free guide, X-Tube grip, and the one piece blank through handle construction. With the lifetime warranty, you just can't go wrong with the Daiwa Proteus Rods.
I have paired 5 of these up with Saltist MQ reels (spinning, 8000, 1000, 14000, 18000, 20000). The rods are good quality, very well built, i like my purchase. Still waiting on a couple rods but as they show up the reels are waiting for them (the 18000 and the 10000).