fishingmag.co.nz

Daiwa Millionaire 6RM Fishing Reel Review

Departments
NZ Fishes
NZ Freshwater Fishes
Allan's Fishing Blog
Freshwater Places
Saltwater Places
Surfcasting Places
Knots
Rigs
Sinkers
Fish Hooks
How To
Feathered Lures
Dry Flies
Wet Flies
Nymphs
Saltwater Fly
Baits
Freshwater Lures
Salmon Lures
Saltwater Lures
Competitions
YouTube Videos
4x4s Vehicles
Fishing Photos
Whitebaiting
Trout Fishing
Salmon Angling
Deep Sea Fishing
Surfcasting
Game Fishing
Boats
Books
Tackle
Message Board
Home
Diawa Millionaire 6RM

Daiwa Millionaire 6RMDaiwa have produced a large number of different reel models over the years. The Daiwa Millionaire 6RM baitcaster is very similar to the 6HM. Both are very well made and have stood the test of time well.

These reels were sold in New Zealand mainly to salmon anglers in the early 1980s which means they are now some 25 years old! The two models are essentially the same except for several key differences. However they are best looked at together.

Both the 6RM (red) and the 6HM (gray) share many of the same parts. The spool on the gray 6HM is slightly lighter and the pinion and drive gears differ slightly. But the level wind, frame, reel seat and so on are identical.

The red 6RM has brass bushes while the 6HM has superior stainless steel ball bearings. The ball bearings however will fit either reel. Aside from the colour the most noticeable difference between the two reels are the handles. The red 6RM has more of a "game reel" type handle while the gray 6HM has a more typical paddle handle normally used on a baitcasting reel.

When purchasing an one of these old reels watch out for line guide wear. This is relatively soft metal and long hard use tends to cut grooves which in turn damage your monofilament line. A good tackle store should be able to track down the correct guide or adapt a slightly different one. You can at a pinch smooth the guide "wires" by sanding with progressively finer wet and dry sand paper.

Return to Fishing Tackle

 
 

 

fishingmag.co.nz 1999 - 2013