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Daiwa Millionaire Classic

Overall Customer Rating: 4.71 of 5 stars Daiwa Millionaire Classic Reels 4.71 out of 5 (7 Reviews)
Manufacturer: Daiwa
Series: Baitcasting Reels
Model: Millionaire Classic
Reel Type: Casting

Daiwa Millionaire Classic specifications

Model Line Capacity Gear Ratio Ball Bearings Reel Weight (oz.) Max. Drag Type

M-C250

12/210/, 14/180

5.1 : 1

2 BB, 1RB

9.8

8.8

Round Profile

M-C300

12/310/, 14/260

5.1 : 1

2 BB, 1RB

10.2

11.0

Round Profile

M-C250L

12/210/, 14/180

5.1 : 1

2 BB, 1RB

9.8

8.8

Round Profile Left Hand Retrieve

M-C300L

12/310/, 14/260

5.1 : 1

2 BB, 1RB

10.2

11.0

Round Profile Left Hand Retrieve


* All Millionaire Classic Reels specifications from the official Daiwa catalog. Daiwa reserves the right to make changes without obligation.


 

Fishermen's opinions about Daiwa Millionaire Classic

 
Daiwa Millionaire Classic

Great reel for the price

2013-01-20T12:30:37

1/20/2013 12:30:37 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

Due to a recommendation I have 50# braid on it. I do not recommend that, it tends to nest a lot. I would imagine if you had 14# mono it would be fine. The braid I use is cheap. Otherwise the reel does well and is ergonomic. If I changed anything it would be a longer handle since I'm not used to it. It will cast a good 50 yards!
Use a stout rod, nothing flimsy, MH.
Reviewed by: theman

 
Daiwa Millionaire Classic

Good reel

2012-12-22T15:49:52

12/22/2012 3:49:52 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I bought this reel for the specific purpose of loading fly line with lead core for purpose of trolling flies in Eagle Lake and it is perfect for the job.
I recommend highly.
Reviewed by: BudL (United States, California)

 
Daiwa Millionaire Classic

Starting to grow on me

2012-12-06T15:51:42

12/6/2012 3:51:42 PM 4 of 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars

I own the 300, and I wasn't super happy with it for the first few uses due to a rattling noise in the left side of the reel. After taking it apart a few times and messing with the clicker, which I thought was the problem, I finally noticed that a retaining clip for the spacer on the left side plate was sticking out and occasionally rubbing on one of the plastic gears. I pushed the spacer all the way in and fully engaged the retaining clip, all good now. The drag is just okay in terms of smoothness, so I'm going to upgrade to Carbontex next. One nice thing I noticed during my disassembly is that this reel actually has "dual" anti-reverse, the one-way bearing and a silent back-up pawl under the main gear - a nice unadvertised feature. Considering the drag and small gears, I think this makes a nice 15-pound monofilament reel, and would probably be fine with 20 if needed. I use mine for salmon in freshwater/estuary, and shallow water jigging in the ocean, works great for both. I like it better than the ABU BCX series, but not as much as the ABU C-series.
Reviewed by: Thadius (United States, Central Oregon)

 
Daiwa Millionaire Classic

great steelhead reel

2012-11-26T12:26:43

11/26/2012 12:26:43 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I bought my first Daiwa millionaire reel about thirty years ago and it still works great. These reels cast well, have a very smooth drag and I will be very happy if they last as long as my first one has (they will probably out last me). I bought two of these this time which I rig different ways for trolling for medium to large size rainbows in Washington State lakes. ( You can now troll with two rods in most of our lakes)
Reviewed by: jdrabe (renton,wa)

 
Daiwa Millionaire Classic

Works as well as some more expensive reels

2012-11-25T12:27:47

11/25/2012 12:27:47 PM 4 of 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars

This reel is simple, with no sophisticated braking system, though I have found that no system works better than your thumb! That being said, this reel casts very well, has decent drag for a small reel, and looks great. My only complaint is the plastic switch for the bait clicker is rather cheap and looks like it may fall off, but overall, this reel is a good value. Design is VERY similar to the more expensive AbuGarcia C3 5500, and the less expensive Shakespeare AGL200 (which I have tried, but did not like), though the drag is way better than the AGL200. I have not tried the C3, but the reason it's almost twice as much may be because it's still made in Sweden. I have an older Ambassadeur 7, and still casts further than any of the dozen or so baitcasters I have ever tried.
Reviewed by: William Frye

 
Daiwa Millionaire Classic

Daiwa clasic Millionaire 250

2012-11-09T12:29:02

11/9/2012 12:29:02 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I Live at Lake Berryessa California and Love to catch the Kokanee and King salmon here. I have several reels and the Daiwa is right at the top in smooth performance. I have paid more money for the other reels and like to use this one the most. It's on a Lamiglas 7' 6" red Kokanee rod and in my opinion is the perfect set up for trolling the lake.
Reviewed by: Christopher (California)

 
Daiwa Millionaire Classic

YEAR! after YEAR! Performance

2012-11-01T15:50:29

11/1/2012 3:50:29 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I have two reels I have had for 12 years, they still work great, two I have for 5 years they still work great. I am getting ready to buy two more. For my money there is nothing else. Customer Service is the best I have ever seen.
Can't go WRONG.
Reviewed by: troll (United States, North Carolina)

 
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