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Van Staal VM275 Spinning Reel

Van Staal VM275 Spinning Reel

The aluminum and stainless steel construction of the affordable VM275 create more than enough strength and power to tackle big and exotic fish.

**For limited time, buy 2 Van Staal VM275 reels and get a third VM275 reel Free! The FREE Van Staal VM275 reel will be automatically added to your shopping cart**

Reg Price $599.00
Our Price $499.00
TD Code
Mono Capacity
Braid Capacity
Spool DiameterPrice
425/25400/804.4:142'' / Turn3.000inReg Price $599.00Our Price $499.00
The VM275 is known as the” Laviathan Killer” has a reputation of being extremely powerful and overbuilt. The Van Staal VM275 bailed spinning reel features a changeable left- or right-hand retrieve and holds 400 yards of 80-pound braided line while picking up 42'' per turn on retrieve. It's the strongest, most affordable reel in its class and has a manual-throw bail engineered to eliminate ''slap back''. The aluminum and stainless steel construction of the VM275 create more than enough strength to tackle big pelagic fish and the precision gears and smooth drag performance make it the perfect go-to reel from boat or from shore.

  • Machined out of aeronautics grade aluminum for added strength and reduction of weight
  • Sealed to eliminate frequent maintenance
  • Patented Waterproof Sealed Drag
  • Hardened stainless steel gears
  • Solid stainless steel main shaft
  • Left to right hand conversion

**For limited time, buy 2 Van Staal VM275 reels and get a third VM275 reel Free! The FREE Van Staal VM275 reel will be automatically added to your shopping cart**
4.5 Stars based on 13 reviews
By Tony
high springs, FL
tight lines...
March 13, 2017
This reel looks awesome and performs better. You will be able to catch anything you hook into. Happy catching!
Prosoverbuilt looks great
By Capt Mike Hutchins
Ocean City Md
Solid reel
January 29, 2017
Solid reel that can handle most anything that comes along
By Eric
VM275 beast!
December 29, 2016
All of Van Staals reels are great! I have 4 of these VM275 to fish for big game from the boat. Paired with the VJS70-500, there isn't much out there you can't land.
By denny
san diego california
You Should Read this Review first.
December 22, 2016
you owe to yourself o read this review first and learn the real deal about this reel.
Merchant Response:Thanks for the tip!
Prosaverage peformance
Consprice and durability, drag range
By Tim
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Smooth drag, rock solid construction, smooth drag
November 9, 2016
This is a perfect reel for your boat spinning rod. It is not by any means a light reel but will do the job and then some.
ProsLeft or right hand
By Gator
Unfair Advantage
November 5, 2016
This real shifts the advantage heavily in favor of the angler.
ProsEverything important is sealed. Holds o ton of line Pulls 42 inches per turn
ConsYour friends will be jealous
By Mike
Merrimack NH
Solid reel
November 4, 2016
Nice reliable reel that can handle Cape Cod Bluefin tuna. Good alternative to shimano stella if you want to save some money. Gear ratio is perfect for jigging.
ProsPrice, reliability
By Edward
Tamuning, GU
Van Staal VM 375
November 4, 2016
These are my second purchase of VS reels and they did not disappoint once again. I caught a 10 lb GT the second time I took it out on the boat and it was effortless hauling it up from about 300 ft.
ProsLarge and powerful. I put on 80 lb braided line and there's still room to spare on the spool.
ConsNot many. Perhaps it's weight, but that cannot be helped due to its size.
By Ben
West Palm Beach, FL
Great Reel but different than the vm150
October 12, 2016
I only gave it a 4 star because it is different feeling than the vm150. Its most noticeable difference is the lack of drag range you can set. Other than that, I catch blacktip sharks and tarpon all the time with this reel.
By Dave
Doylestown, PA
October 12, 2016
Easily handled bluefish to 20 lbs and stripers to 40 lbs! Well built!
By william
Atlanta, Georgia
Great Reel
August 21, 2016
Great reel even though it is a bit pricey. I still think it is worth the money
By Eugenia
Pozzuoli, Italy
Offshore reel
May 20, 2015
Very good for offshore species like amberjack, big Mahi Mahi and small tuna. It is very powerful and well made. It is top of the line and is worth every penny.
By John
Glendale, NY
Solid Offshore Spinning Reel
March 25, 2014
I bought 2 VM150s when they first came out and they are little tanks for striped bass fishing. I was hoping Van Staal would make a larger model and they did! These are my go-to offshore spinning reel that are extremely durable and half the retail price of other specialized reels. I paired up the VM275 with Van Staal's 7ft 500g & 5'8" 500g spinning rods for offshore jigging and casting for tuna. Can't wait to bring these reels to Florida and try them down south.
ProsHeavy built design, Solid, Manual Bail, Price!
15 Questions & 15 Answers
Smet Paul
from 2930 Brasschaat (Antwerpen) Belgium asked:
February 7, 2017
If I order 2 Van Staal VM275 Spinning Reel,I get one free.How much will I have to pay in total amount for shipping it to Belgium. Last year I ordered a stormr jacket in promotion at your firm and I had to pay a lot of extra euros for customs. So now before i do my ordening I first want to know the full amount I have to pay all included. Best regards from Smet Paul belgium
As of 2/8/2017 I can't give you an all included price. You would pay $998 USD for the 3 reels + shipping cost shown at checkout. Duty/Tax would be your responsibility when it arrives from the carrier. We are implementing a new international checkout right now where you will be able to see those import fees upfront and also PREPAY them if you like.
on February 8, 2017

from Miami asked:
March 8, 2017
I purchased these reels last year. Which would be the matching power knobs for these reels and also do you sell reel covers for them?
We do not sell reel covers for the VM275 and we only carry the grey knob VAN-0103 is the sku. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 9, 2017

from Robesonia,pa asked:
January 19, 2017
What is Country of Origin? Are they Still USA?
The country of origin on the VM 275 is China.
on January 20, 2017

Michael Virelles
from Miami Florida asked:
January 17, 2017
Is this a good reel for jigging yellowfin tuna and How big is this reel in comparison to lets say a penn battle 5000or6000what sze is it closes to?
The Van Staal VM275 Spinning Reel is a good reel for offshore tuna fishing. The reel in comparison to the Penn Battle 5000 & 6000 is a heavier reel.
on January 18, 2017

from PEMBROKE PINES, FL asked:
October 22, 2016
Would this reel be good for dolphin and sailfish fishing in south florida?
The VM275 Spinning Reel would work well catching dolphin and sailfish in south Florida.
on October 22, 2016

from New Bern, NC asked:
October 16, 2016
What is weight of the VM275?
The VM275 weighs 29 oz.
on October 18, 2016

from NJ asked:
August 17, 2016
what is the maximum drag on the VM275? would this reel pair well with a shimano terez 7' med heavy or heavy rod?
This reel would go better with the heavy action rod and the max drag is 42 lbs.
on August 17, 2016

Dennis Penton
from Miami asked:
June 16, 2016
Since I don't have a place to see this reel, can you tell me about its size. How does it compare to say a Shimano Twin Power 10k or 14K in size?
The 275vm is more comparable to the twin power 14000.
on June 16, 2016

from Boston asked:
March 23, 2016
Are there any plans for the VM models to be released with a righty crank? If I'm not mistaken, the VS275 is the only reel Van Staal makes for lefties?
The VM is their only model that is inter-changeable from left to right hand. So, yes, they have them available in left-hand retrieve at this moment.
on March 23, 2016

from charleston s.c. asked:
December 15, 2015
Im looking for a surf fishing reel for shark fishing for an 11 ft st croix legend that will hold 450 yds or more of 50 ld braid, i see other reviews saying this is not a good reel for surf fishing are they talking about casting with plugs and such, isnt my application different would this reel suit me or should I be looking at something else?
It would work for that, but it is designed as more of a boat reel. Ideally you would want to use conventional setups and kayak your baits out but for casting with that rod I would take a look at the Penn Spinfisher 8500LL.
on December 16, 2015

PA Giguere
from Canada asked:
November 17, 2015
Is it too big for the Travela med-heavy 6,6 TVS66MH?
I just tried that reel on the rod and it did feel very big to me.
on November 18, 2015

from Virginia asked:
December 14, 2014
Recommendation needed 9 foot pole, salt water & light wt?? is the VM275 appropriate?
No. The VM275 reel is actually very large and heavy. It is designed for Offshore uses such as Tuna. Go with a VS150 (bail less) or a VSB150 (bail). Either one of these reel is perfect for a 9' rod.
Customer Service
on December 16, 2014

mitch eidson
from salisbury,n.c. asked:
November 21, 2014
sir, what surf rod do you guys suggest for this vm275 ? I love casting for distance, like 12 foot plus rods, and as tough and light weight as possible. i am really interested in the van staal vm 275 and would love to cast with it. thanks, mitch eidson. e mail
This is a VERY HEAVY reel designed more for offshore fishing than surf casting. If you are looking for a distance casting reel, I suggest looking at the Shimano Aero Technium (SHM-2814). It is design for distance casting in the surf. it pairs perfectly with the Shimano Tiralejo 12' rod (SHM-2820). In all honesty, the Van Staal you mentioned will be too heavy, wear you out, and not cast nearly as far. If you are sold on the Van Staal, look at a 250. It will still not cast as far as the Shimano though.
Customer Service
on November 24, 2014

from Western Australia asked:
September 9, 2014
Are these reels able to be changed to right hand wind.? Or are they available in right Hand? Do you ship to Australia? Thanks.
Yes, the VM275 can be switched from left to right hand retrieve. We do ship to Australia. Please read the following; Shipping Estimates Q&A: Here at TackleDirect, we make calculating your shipping costs very easy for you. We currently have a shipping estimate calculator directly on our website. After you add the items and quantity you want to your shopping cart , you can review your shopping cart prior to our secure checkout page. At the bottom of the shopping cart screen, you can input your Zip or Postal Code, State/Territory, and/or Country being delivered to and you will be given options for available shipping methods and prices. Import Duty Not Included: Notification Import Duty Not Included: Additional import duty tariffs, including any customs taxes or VAT charges may be assessed by the importing country (Ship To: Country) prior to the shipping carrier releasing your shipment. These taxes are NOT INCLUDED in the shipping charges shown during checkout as we are only calculating our known shipping carrier fees. Import duty taxes vary depending by country and on the type, origin, and value of the purchased goods. In some countries and for certain items or values, import duty may be exempt. You can estimate duty when importing from the United States to select countries using this free Duty Calculator tool. For other import countries not listed in this tool, please contact the specific import authorities in your country prior to placing your order as you are responsible for any additional charges that may incur to release your order. "I understand Import Duty, please continue" Must be clicked prior to checking out
Customer Service
on September 10, 2014

from canada asked:
July 1, 2014
are these reel's manufactured in china?
Yes, they are.
Customer Service
on July 1, 2014

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