Daiwa Millionaire M7HTMAGST Surfcasting Reel

Daiwa Millionaire M7HTMAGST Surfcasting Reel

Price: $499.95
Model
TD Code
Action
FW/SW
BearingsGear
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Line Per
Handle Turn
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Line Capacity
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Price
M7HTMAGST
DAI-1393
H/MH9 [8CRBB]5.8:128.0''11.5015/330, 20/20011$499.95 USD
The Daiwa Millionaire M7HTMAGST, designed specifically for casting maximum distance in the surf, boasts proven, record-class performance in European casting competition. The Millionaire M7HTMAGST is built in Daiwa's Japanese factory to ensure maximum quality control.

To control the high-performance spool, capable of reaching speeds up to 30,000 rpm, Magforce Z (called Magnofuge in Europe) applies smooth magnetic braking as the spool approaches maximum speed to prevent over run, and then backing off as the spool slows. The result is the spool starts and builds speed faster, then keeps spinning longer. And the amount of control is fully adjustable to meet varying conditions and your particular casting style.
Daiwa Millionaire M7HTMAGST Surf Reel Features:
  • Factory Super Tuned for optimum performance
  • Super Tuned machine cut spool–super-balanced, super-lightweight aluminum alloy
  • Carbon Swept Handle for reduced weight, maximum leverage and control
  • EVA double handle knob
  • Fast 5.8 to 1 retrieve picks up 28'' per crank
  • High-grade brass drive gear and stainless steel pinion
  • Nine Ball bearings (8 CRBB) plus roller bearing
  • Rigid, one-piece aluminum frame
  • Smooth star-adjust drag
  • Advanced design, Super Tuned, Magforce-Z (known in Europe as Magnofuge)
3 Stars based on 5 reviews
By Dan
Maryland
Work in its sweet spot
September 22, 2020
These take 330 yards of 15 pound line and will cast farther than that with the right payload. Anyone using the MH7MAG as a surf reel is going to be disappointed if using lures much over one ounce. I've had mine on a lami XCC 7'9" fiberglass/graphite rod for ten years and have been very happy with it with twelve pound braid for bank fishing in the bay. A 1-ounce Hopkins shorty will load up the whippy rod enough to run all of the line off the reel if I don't stop it with my thumb. Best reel ever made, for a very narrow range of applications.
ConsThis reel needs regular cleaning and service.
By Sean C.
Manomet
Excellent
March 30, 2020
The finest long range surf reel I have ever used. This is a distance reel for 10’+ surf rods on a clean beach. It is exceptional. It is like a sports car. You have to take care of it. Rinse with a little sudsy water after each use. Oil the bearings after each use. I use it on an 11’ Lamiglas xcra 1322. I kind of collect surf reels. I own 26 conventional reels. Akios, Daiwa, Penn, Abu, Shimano, from 6500 size to 7500. I melted the brake blocks on a Penn fathom in one afternoon of fishing last year. Good reel, but needs better blocks. Graduate up to this reel. Start with a Penn Squall. Another really good reel.
ProsOutstanding
ConsCost
By The T.
Lothian, MD
Casts a Mile, But Jams on Retreive Every 10th Cast
February 18, 2019
This real casts a mile, but fails to engage the handle about every 10th cast. You have to loosen the gear box cover screws and jiggle it to make it work. This must be a chronic issue because the screws are designed to be turned by hand with no tool. Does not matter if the reel is dry, greased or oiled, it still jams.
ProsCasts a mile.
ConsJams all the time. Very little spool capacity.
By Jessie
nj
Absolutely terrible company for saltwater reesl!
December 2, 2018
Had mine for a year and so did a friend (bought at the same time). Within the first month had a grinding in the ball bearings. I don't do any beach fishing at all so i assumed that i got salt inside of it and cleaned it to no avail. A week later my friend's reel started doing the same. Now both of these reels were thoroughly cleaned after each use. Luckily another friend of ours knew a Daiwa rep., and we got all of the internals replace for free. Upon receiving it the worked great.....for about a month again..... I went as far as to replace the "sealed" ball bearings inside with ceramic ones i bought online, which did help, but has not totally absolved the issue with their crappy bearings grinding and locking up.
By Stephen
Albany, CA
Like an Italian race car. And about as reliable.
August 6, 2016
No doubt this reel casts farther than anything I have ever seen! But unfortunately the clutch mechanism has been very unreliable, and I have had to send it back to the factory twice in the first six months I had it. I'm sure it is wonderful for tournament settings, but my experience it that it doesn't stand up to regular use in the surf. If you like to tinker with your gadgets, then get this reel by all means. But if you want a good casting reel that is reliable for use in the surf, go somewhere else.
ProsIt really does cast a mile.
ConsThe clutch mechanism is very unreliable.
7 Questions & 7 Answers
Bill
from charleston, wv asked:
November 25, 2015
I am left handed. Will this work for me? Thanks in advance.
1 Answers
These reels are a standard right-hand retrieve.
Kaitryn
on December 4, 2015

Ravindra
from Krugersdorp, Gauteng asked:
July 23, 2015
Hi Guys, A quick question - does this reel come standard as a right hand retrieve model? Thanks
1 Answers
Hello Ravindra. Yes, these are standard right hand retrieve.
Brandon
on July 23, 2015

Robert
from Australia asked:
May 28, 2015
Hi Guys, Has anyone used one of these reels ? (M7HTMAGST) Im currently using a Daiwa Saltiga surf 30 with a saltiga rod, no complains, my interest is beach/surf fishing, Any feedback on this reel would be appreciated, thanks guys, Rob ( Australia )
1 Answers
Robert, This is an excellent choice for surf casting, The open face designed make for an excellent casting reel.
Frank
on June 1, 2015

Bart
from Boston asked:
December 9, 2014
I am considering buying this reel to surf cast the Florida beaches. I typically have a lot of problems with bird nests and backlashes with a conventional reel. Do you think I'll have this problem with this reel?
1 Answers
Yes. This is not the reel for you if you have backlash issues. The spool revolves way too fast. Check out the Avet SX MC reels.
Customer Service
on December 10, 2014

Bart
from Boston asked:
December 9, 2014
I am considering buying this reel to surf cast the Florida beaches. I typically have a lot of problems with bird nests and backlashes with a conventional reel. Do you think I'll have this problem with this reel?
1 Answers
Yes. This is not the reel for you if you have backlash issues. The spool revolution is way too fast on this reel. Take a look at the Avet SX MC reels.
Customer Service
on December 10, 2014

Ravindra
from Krugersdorp, Gauteng asked:
October 29, 2014
Is this reel being discontinued?
1 Answers
This Reel is not discontinued and it is available from us and our suppliers
Customer Service
on October 29, 2014

John
from Houston Texas asked:
August 5, 2014
Does this reel have a clicker? What are the actual dimensions of this reel?
1 Answers
No, it does not have a clicker. Here is the link for the reel on the Diawa site; http://www.daiwa.com/reel/detail.aspx?id=595
Customer Service
on August 5, 2014

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