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Van Staal VM150 Spinning Reel

Van Staal VM150 Spinning Reel

The aluminum and stainless steel construction of the affordable VM150 create more than enough strength and power to tackle big and exotic fish.

Reg Price $449.00Our Price $399.00
TD Code
Mono Capacity
Braid Capacity
285/12350/304.9:122.533'' / TurnReg Price $449.00Our Price $399.00
The versatile and affordable Van Staal VM150 has all the strength and power that you would expect from a Van Staal reel. At $449 it's the strongest, most affordable reel in its class.

The Van Staal VM150 spinning reel features a changeable left- or right-hand retrieve, holds 350 yards of 30-pound braided line and can handle up to 30 pounds of drag stopping power. The aluminum and stainless steel construction of the VM150 create more than enough strength to tackle big and exotic fish and the precision gears and smooth drag performance make it the perfect go-to reel from boat or from shore.
Van Staal VM150 features:
  • Machined body, rotor and spool
  • Anodized protection
  • Sealed surfaces
  • Strong 316 Stainless Steel helical face gear and Stainless Steel pinion gear
  • Stainless bail with internal trip
  • Interchangeable right/left hand retrieve
  • 30lbs of drag pressure
  • Stainless Steel power handle
Van Staal VM150 Spinning Reel
4.5 Stars based on 18 Review(s)
Gary Quek
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Van Staal VM150
June 4, 2012
I use it on my Malaysian water trip(Sabah)to jig for Amber Jacks/Red Snappers/Big name it...Strong yet affordable.If you do not have consider it.I rate it a 5 stars low Budget spinning reel!!(Gary Quek>>Singapore)
Solid and Affordable for this model..That's why i do own a number of Van Staal VS and VSB model's too!

Dustin Farlow
Bonita Springs, FL
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Amazing reel!
April 13, 2012
Great reel, fit and finish are superb. I use it for everything from snook, tarpon, redfish to offshore grouper and amberjack. Silky smooth drag and performs flawlessly. Mine cranked in legal grouper after legal grouper while my friends Penn Torque ate it!
Merchant Response:
Thank you for your review. We agree, it's a great reel.
Everything! Fit, finish, drag, price, features.....all great!
Wish there were more sizes! Particularly a "100" size for smaller inshore fish!

Reggie Mason
Atlanta, GA
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Very nice reel, though not as nice as the VS. Pretty heavy
November 21, 2015
I found this reel to be a very smooth operating reel with an awesome drag, but a little disappointed that it is not dunkable like the VS, and much heavier than the VS. That said, I think that it is going to be a super reel for heavy surf bait fishing. Glad I bought it. Would I pay 150 more for the VS?? Absolutely if I could afford it.

4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

High quality reel
September 28, 2015
If your looking for a high quality boat reel, look no further. I've put 6 trips on the reel so far and bagged a handful of doormat Fluke with ease.
Built for braided line Smooth,powerful drag Built like a tank Easy to service

York, PA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great for bottomfishing too!
July 9, 2015
I purchased this item as an upgrade to the collection of 5000 sized reels I use for bottom fishing. I've used it for SeaBass, Fluke and plan to use it for Blues later this season inshore off central New Jersey. So far this reel is everything as advertised. Very sturdy, very sharp looking. I used the stainless steel handle without any problem as I cranked up SeaBass from 85' with 8oz sinkers on 30# test braid. The rod I'm using is a custom build utilizing a St. Croix Muskie blank 7ft, This reel operates so well that it will be the one reel to rule them all in my arsenal. I'll be putting both my 4500H Saltist and my Saragosa 5000 on sale this year as I highly doubt I'll use either one unless something drastic happens to my VM 150! Is it worth the cash? Absolutely as I may not have to buy another reel..! Lastly, by all means get the aluminum handle. Makes the reel even lighter.
Strong, solid, holds plenty of 30# braid. Looks sharp even without the aluminum handle.

Newburgh, NY
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

so far sweetie LOVES IT
November 20, 2014
Bought this for my sweetie who is a big time salt water fishing guy! would spend every spare minute on the water if he could. Has Avets reels Accurate and Penn. This is his first Van Staal. He cannot wait to get some line on it and get to using it!
Made in China :-(

Philadelphia, PA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Reel
November 27, 2013
I purchased this reel for stripers and blues and it works great. Landed several large stripers with no issue.
Durable, heavy construction.

4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

By laurensius 7-9-2013
November 26, 2013
reel is very good .... you must have this reel for your fishing satisfaction
Solid, strong
To small spool

Australia NT Darwin
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

VM 150 vs sailfish
September 29, 2013
On recent fishing tip to Malaysia. VM150 reel and terez rod performed faultlessly.Over the two days the reel and rod handled 5 sailfish all around 2.5 meters.This included popping and live baiting,this is one powerful little reel with a great drag and good line capacity.Reel was spooled with 50ld braid.

Antonio Ruiz
New York
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

van staal vm150
July 28, 2013
I have caught fluke and blue fish with no problem.I can't wait for striper and cod season for the real test so far its worth every dollar that I paid for it .
great reel for the money.
I put it on the rail holder and it got a little scrtch, I got a little upset .but its ok minor scratch.

Spring, TX
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Excellent Reel
June 20, 2013
I purchased this reel with the intention of using it in the GOM for snapper, tuna and kings. So far it works great. I have caught snapper to 20 lbs and several nice size kings on it. The drag is very smooth and the reel has performed flawlessly. This is an excelent reel if you want to actually 'fight' your fish and not just power winch them in with the heavy gear. I highly recommend this reel.

Hong Guang
New Market, Alabama
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

nicely priced van staal, good for most spinning applications
April 18, 2013
pity that the price went up to $449 (from the old price $399), still a welcomed option to anglers looking to try out the van staal spinners at a more affordable price performance wise this reel is pretty capable, smaller in size that a Daiwa 4500 sized reel, but pack the same amount of line, and more drag! may be consider a tad too heavy for popping usage, but for bottom bashing it's rock solid!
small overall frame and reel foot packs a punch of drag
slightly heavy cranking feels a bit stiff initially

Princeton, NJ
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Awesome Reel!
December 2, 2012
Simply the best.

Wei Liang
Singapore, Singapore
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great reel
November 3, 2012
First of all, I received the goods in a good condition and the delivery was fast. The reel was smooth and had a good drag, that could fight any fishes in the water of singapore and malaysia.
spool line cap, drag, design.
knob, weight of the reel.

Holmdel, NJ
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

The best I have
September 27, 2012
I have more than a hundred reels, but this is by far the best spinning I have. The cleaning is easy, just put it in the dishwasher and dry it off apply what you need and it is almost new again.
Looks, speed and a great drag

John M.Sheehan
port townsend
3 Stars

I wish you would clearly post where an item is made
September 15, 2012
The reel seems sturdy and well constructed, but I would not have purchased it had I known it was manufactured in China.
Merchant Response:
Sorry, we can gladly take it back for a refund. Most reels are made in China. The manufacturers rarely post as a specification where the item is made so TackleDirect and every other tackle retailer do not post it. Van Staal is very upfront about their manufacturing in China and that reel you received is of very high quality.
seems sturdy and durable
MADE IN CHINA, if you don't start clearly marking country of manufacture I will take my business elsewhere

Annandale, NJ
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Just as good as a VSB
September 12, 2012
This reel is everything you would expect from a Van Staal. Solid, rigid, durable construction. It just feels quality. Very smooth and plenty of drag. Although they say it is not entirely waterproof as a VS or VSB I have seen this reel dunked repeatedly and still remain water tight.
Solid Durable Optional auto bail Water tight
A little heavy, but heavy means reliable.

allyn horne
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Van Staal VM 150
August 22, 2012
Great reel can throw it at anything, casts well in the surf, Only been spooled by sharks off the rocks. 5 star for me. On special in OZ , would like 3000 to 4000 size reel.
strong , likes the salt, great drag
Does not fit the winch on some rods, tescata. would like smaller reel as well. Not a dislike as it fills in between the 4000 and the much bigger reels. Service from america first class.


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