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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.

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Reg Price $449.00
Our 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.

The VM150 has quickly become the go to for anglers that require a strong reliable reel for both jigging and popping.

  • Machined out of aeronautics grade aluminum
  • Hardened stainless steel gears
  • Solid stainless steel main shaft
  • Left to right hand conversion
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
4.5 Stars based on 22 reviews
By Tony
high springs, FL
March 13, 2017
If you have never fished VS you are in for a pleasant surprise. If you are loyal to VS then you will be happy with this VM150 series. It is good for all around inshore and most saltwater duties you can find for it. I use it for everything from snook to reds to barracuda to dolphin to grouper. Try the larger option for big sharks and tuna too. I recommend this highly. It's come in handy and looks like it will be on my boat for year to come. Thanks TD and VS!!
Prosoverbuilt looks great capability
Consmaybe cost if there has to be a con
By Gunsmoke
Great reel
February 15, 2017
Handled a 150 lb tarpon with no sweat. Smoothest drag I ever owned.
ProsBattleship construction
By Vjekoslav Kukec
best for ever
November 18, 2016
Im from Croatia in Europe and van staal vm150 is my best reel ever i have
ProsPower,drag sistem
By Ben
West Palm Beach, FL
You wont be disappointed
October 12, 2016
Best and smoothest reel I have ever owner. From snook, to bluefish, to big jack. It wont disappoint.
By Reggie Mason
Atlanta, GA
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.
By Craig
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.
ProsBuilt for braided line Smooth,powerful drag Built like a tank Easy to service
By curtis
York, PA
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.
ProsStrong, solid, holds plenty of 30# braid. Looks sharp even without the aluminum handle.
By Anna
Newburgh, NY
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!
ConsMade in China :-(
By John
Philadelphia, PA
Great Reel
November 27, 2013
I purchased this reel for stripers and blues and it works great. Landed several large stripers with no issue.
ProsDurable, heavy construction.
By laurensius
By laurensius 7-9-2013
November 26, 2013
reel is very good .... you must have this reel for your fishing satisfaction
ProsSolid, strong
ConsTo small spool
By Peter
Australia NT Darwin
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.
By Antonio Ruiz
New York
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 .
Prosgreat reel for the money.
ConsI put it on the rail holder and it got a little scrtch, I got a little upset .but its ok minor scratch.
By Craig
Spring, TX
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.
By Hong Guang
New Market, Alabama
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!
Prossmall overall frame and reel foot packs a punch of drag
Consslightly heavy cranking feels a bit stiff initially
By Joel
Princeton, NJ
Awesome Reel!
December 2, 2012
Simply the best.
By Wei Liang
Singapore, Singapore
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.
Prosspool line cap, drag, design.
Consknob, weight of the reel.
By Robert
Holmdel, NJ
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.
ProsLooks, speed and a great drag
By John M.Sheehan
port townsend
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.
Prosseems sturdy and durable
ConsMADE IN CHINA, if you don't start clearly marking country of manufacture I will take my business elsewhere
By Justin
Annandale, NJ
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.
ProsSolid Durable Optional auto bail Water tight
ConsA little heavy, but heavy means reliable.
By allyn horne
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.
Prosstrong , likes the salt, great drag
Cons 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.
By Gary Quek
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)
ProsSolid and Affordable for this model..That's why i do own a number of Van Staal VS and VSB model's too!
By Dustin Farlow
Bonita Springs, FL
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.
ProsEverything! Fit, finish, drag, price, features.....all great!
ConsWish there were more sizes! Particularly a "100" size for smaller inshore fish!
18 Questions & 19 Answers
from Hatfield Pa asked:
February 5, 2015
Can you change the retrieve to a left or right hand retrieve?
Yes you can.
on February 12, 2015

from Pittsburgh PA asked:
April 9, 2017
I like to use this reel for kayak fishing and wondering if you could suggest a compatible rod for jigging. Currently I am using a st criox tidemaster 7'6 med hvy. Do you think the reel is too big for this rod?
The VM150 would not be too big to balance well with the rod, however you might prefer a shorter rod for jigging. I would suggest looking at the Shimano Trevala.
on April 11, 2017

from Rhode Island asked:
April 2, 2017
Would the St. Croix Tidemaster 7' heavy be a good match?
Some might prefer a smaller reel on a 7' Tidemaster, but I don't think it would be a mismatch by any means.
on April 4, 2017

John M Manolakis
from Pennsylvania asked:
March 10, 2017
hay I wanted to ask if the 10ft.TFO surf rod would be ok with the 150 thanks
The Van Staal VM150 Spinning Reel will be a good match with the 10 ft TFO Surf Rod. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 10, 2017

from Hayden, Idaho asked:
February 12, 2017
How does the VM 150 pair with the St Croix LTS76MHF3?
The VM 150 being 22.5 oz will be a bit heavy for the St Croix LTS76MHF3. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs and have a great day.
on February 14, 2017
Jamie, Hello the reel will match with this rod but it is going to be a little big to heavy for this rod.
on February 14, 2017

from Toronto asked:
December 30, 2016
Does the VM150 now come with the new aluminum handle or the original stainless steel handle? Thanks
The Van Staal VM150 Spinning Reel comes with the original stainless steel handle.
on December 30, 2016

Joe Snyder
from asked:
December 16, 2016
Can it be converted to a bail-less configuration?
The VM150 can be converted to a bail - less.
on December 17, 2016

Phil C
from MD - Maryland asked:
September 29, 2016
How much braided line does the spool take?
This spool takes 350 yards of 30 lb braid.
on September 29, 2016

Phil C
from MD - Maryland asked:
September 29, 2016
Can I pair this reel with an 11 foot St. Croix Mojo surf rod?
The 11 foot St. Croix Mojo surf rod would pair well with the Van Staal VM150 Spinning Reel.
on September 29, 2016

from jersey asked:
October 14, 2015
where are Van Staal reels made
All Van Staals are made in China.
on October 15, 2015

from Fort Myers, FL asked:
April 9, 2015
What is a good rod to mount this on? I will be using it for redfish and snook. Is this reel to heavy for inshore usage? I currently use gloomis rods and Penn conflict reels.
Hello John. For what you will be doing, take a look at the star Aerial rods and St. Croix Tidemaster rods. They can be seen here: Please feel free to contact us via e-mail or phone if you have any more questions!
on April 10, 2015

from IL asked:
November 16, 2014
How large is this reel? Trying to get a sense of size relative to say a 4000 series Shimano.
Physically, they are closer in size to a 5000. They weigh more.
Customer Service
on November 17, 2014

Ann Sinisi
from Moonachie NJ asked:
October 29, 2014
is this reel water sealed?
Not the same as the VS and VSB series is. The following is from the Van Staal website; The VM Series, like all Van Staal reels, is designed to be extremely durable and is built with the highest quality materials. However, unlike the VS and VSB reels, the VM is not designed to be submerged and periodic service by the consumer is necessary to keep this reel operating at peak performance. The VM Series also has a serviceable side cove and the entire reel can be disassembled and reassembled easily by the consumer with a limited number of tools. If your VM is submerged or exposed to extremely harsh saltwater conditions it is important that it be opened up, cleaned and re-lubricated. We recommend your reel be periodically serviced by a Van Staal Authorized Service and Warranty Center to maintain the reel's optimal performance.
Customer Service
on October 29, 2014

Norman Saunders
from Turks & Caicos Islands. asked:
October 1, 2013
Is there a spare spool for this reel?
Yes, there is a spare spool available for this reel. We do not stock it regularly, but we can order it in. Our TD Code for the VM150 spare spool is VAN-0084.
Customer Service
on October 1, 2013

from new york,new york asked:
August 10, 2012
Can this reel be submerged in the water without damaging it?
It is a waterproof drag but it is not 100% sealed and waterproof like the VS series.
Customer Service
on August 10, 2012

from destin, florida asked:
July 31, 2012
will this be made in a maunal like the vs 150-300?
I don't believe it will be. Not for the near future.
Customer Service
on August 1, 2012

from Redington Shores, FL asked:
June 6, 2012
is this reel made in usa, japan, or china? Thank you
This reel is made in China.
Customer Service
on June 7, 2012

jesse power
from cape cod MA asked:
May 11, 2012
I was wondering what fishing rod about 10'6 would work with the VM150. I'm fishing from the beach for striper's and blue's
St. Croix Mojo Surf Spinning Rods would work great and they have a 10'6 model:
Customer Service
on May 16, 2012

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