Daiwa :: Baitcasting Reels :: Millionaire-S


Daiwa Millionaire-S

Overall Customer Rating: 4.33 of 5 stars Daiwa Millionaire-S Reels 4.33 out of 5 (3 Reviews)
Manufacturer: Daiwa
Series: Baitcasting Reels
Model: Millionaire-S
Reel Type: Casting

Daiwa Millionaire-S specifications

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


12/280, 14/230, 16/200

5.1 : 1

2 BB, 1 RB




14/330, 16/280, 20/210

5.1 : 1

2 BB, 1 RB



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


Fishermen's opinions about Daiwa Millionaire-S

Daiwa Millionaire-S

Saltwater reel


1/20/2013 1:51:59 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

Have had a Millionaire reel for years.
They're reliable, last a long time, and do great in saltwater.
Reviewed by: Susan J. Brice

Daiwa Millionaire-S

Daiwa 300 size S series Millionaire round reel


1/2/2013 1:52:51 PM 3 of 5 stars 3 out of 5 stars

I own and fish with a Daiwa Luna. This Millionaire S series is not even in the same league. I've inspected the CV Millionaires which seem to be nicely made rugged reels. The S series hardly even resemble them. I've taken my S series apart and looked closely at how it's made and I'm not impressed. It has a fairly heavy duty looking clicker that makes a loud enough sound. Every thing else about it looks cheap and only time will tell how it will stand up to catching heavy catfish and stripers. The handle knobs are hard, not a softer material you can hang onto with wet hands, the spool tension knob is plastic where it should be metal and the drag star is plastic. I've never had any real problems with plastic drag stars other than they look cheap, but I have had nothing but problems with plastic spool tension knobs. A set of handle grips would take care of the slippery handle knobs. I have fished with a lot of different brand and price range round reels for years. Looking at this reel makes me think it should retail for under 50 dollars. I ordered this reel on sale at an advertised savings of more than 200 dollars. After clicking order I did some research on the S series and found most retailers were selling it for 10 dollars less than what I had ordered mine at and they were advertising it as a budget class reel. I immediately hit the cancel order button but the seller shipped the reel anyway, perhaps before they saw the cancel e-mail or maybe they didn't want to lose a sale. I decided to keep the reel rather than go through the hassle of returning it. It's not very smooth operating, but maybe it will surprise me and last long enough to get my money's worth out of it. There are better round baitcasters out there for what this reel is selling for at it's "sale" price.
Reviewed by: Matterman (Florida)

Daiwa Millionaire-S

Smooth and noisless


12/23/2012 1:51:20 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

Great reel; this is my second Daiwa and still a great experience.
Make no noise and the materials feel good.
Reviewed by: Carlos Calderon (Texas)

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