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Daiwa Prorex spinning rod in the test

The Daiwa Prorex Spin is a spinning rod from Daiwa, which thanks to its not too hard action (almost semi-parabolic) is suitable for wobbler fishing but also for soft fish jigging. The Prorex is one of the very often recommended spinning rods and when looking for a new one for pike from the bank, I took the version with me 2.7 m and 40-90g Throwing weight increased.

Daiwa Prorex with a cloth sheath on leaves

my first impression

Daiwa Prorex roll holder
The original Fuji reel seat from the Prorex

The rod is very light (190g!) And really fast, but not too much with what that too Have fun fishing for wobblers nothing stands in the way. The cork-EVA handle feels good and the rod is overall valuable and properly processed. In any case, I did not notice any processing errors. The connectors are neat and tidy and the lower male part is painted.

My version is not yet the new Prorex XR from 2018, which comes with a pure foam rubber handle and a slightly different design.

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There is still cork on the handle of mine, which also looks nice to me in terms of design. Currently, the Prorex spin has also become cheaper, although not much has changed in terms of technology compared to the XR blank. The (new) XR version is only 5 grams lighter than the classic Prorex with the same casting weight and length.

Equipment:

  • HVF carbon fiber blank
  • X45 carbon fiber construction
  • V-joint tenon joint
  • Titanium Oxide Rings
  • Fuji reel seat
  • High quality cork handle
  • Transport case

The rod is available in different casting weights and lengths that range from the light spinning rod with 7-21g casting weight and 2.1 m in length to the model that I now fish. For boat anglers there is also a 2.4 m long version, which is a little heavier with a casting weight of 50-110g.

Bending curve of the Daiwa Prorex
The bending curve of the Prorex under medium load

Practical test

I also really liked the rod in practice. Under extreme stress the rod bends up to the handle, but the spine is still

Daiwa prorex in a fight on the water
With small fish, the rod cushions everything with the tip.

really neat. On the other hand, she parries smaller fish with the tip, which quickly returns to the starting position. Even trout can be fished with my heavy rod without dropping out. The feedback in the blank is also ingenious. Bites or even the smallest pluck can be felt very well, not even a Skeletor can keep up.

Casting my 40-90g WG rod is really good with 20 grams of bait, 45 grams of bait are then really peppered into the horizon. At the top I have not yet fully exhausted the casting weight and will write a little more when the rod has been fishing for soft baits on the Rhine again.

In the meantime I have also drilled one or the other pike with my rod and it has to be said that the previous picture has been confirmed. Bites can be felt very well in the fight, the rod cushions everything and so far the bite to landing ratio was 3: 3.

Although the rod is so light, my 2.7m Prorex was only with one 450g roll plus line well balanced. Therefore, a slightly heavier spinning reel from Penn, for example, is recommended. I also noticed that my Spro Passion 750 (5000 size) just doesn’t fit into the reel seat. The roller foot of the Spro is 7 cm to around 6.7 cm in length, a roller just fits into the holder.

Daiwa Prorex rod and Penn Slammer 3, a nice pike in the fight in the front of the water.

With a Penn Clash 5000 the rod should be relatively perfectly balanced. But mine comes with a small counterweight and a Slammer III 4500 (~ 400g).

Conclusion

Great spinning rod at a fair price. I really enjoyed the rod and it will definitely be with me for a while. Who has a rod for Wobbler and rubber fish in an addiction is spot on here. For once, I have nothing to complain about. I only missed a hook eye, but it can also be retrofitted without any problems.

Daiwa Prorex Spin

Daiwa Prorex roll holder

Pros

  • Very easy
  • Well processed
  • Great feedback
  • Good throwing behavior

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