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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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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
5 Stars based on 44 reviews
By Jim S.
Cape Coral, FL
October 11, 2017
Van Staal VM150
Love this reel, paired it with a St. Croix VIS70MHF...outstanding quality & performance and built like a tank!
By Eric
Cape cod, ma
September 21, 2017
Great reel
Went in with some friends on the buy 2 get 1 free sale. Best choice ive made this year on tackle. Wanted this reel for the durability of fishing on shore and is great on the boat. Reel is a little heavier than the saragosa 6000 that i looked at, which is about equal in size. This thing should take some abuse which i indend to do. Caught some decent stripers on it and the drag is very smooth. I love my older stella 4000 that i use all the time but got sick of worrying about marking it up on the rocks so fits the bill perfect.
ProsVery smooth drag, durable construction, good line capacity.
ConsLittle heavier than the equal shimanos I looked at but have used it for hours at a time and didnt notice too bad.
By Gary Quek
June 4, 2012
Van Staal VM150
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
April 13, 2012
Amazing reel!
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!
By Jake Borys
Beach Haven NJ
June 14, 2018
Great Reel
Caught 10lb bluefish on my second cast, very strong reel, smooth, everything you want in a saltwater reel.
ProsEverything except a bit heavy
By Bill
St Augustine.
May 6, 2018
Can Stall
Real is very heavy. Drag is very smooth was able to put the brakes on some larger Fish quickly.
ProsSmooth drag great line capacity looks good
By George
Cocoa, FL
May 4, 2018
Great deal
Just purchased the vm 150 along with a star paraflex surf 8ft. Perfect match. Will be using on snook and redfish in the inlets. Don't hesitate, go in with some friends and get the buy two get one free deal for the reel!
By Paul (HCP)
Sacramento Valley, CA
April 10, 2018
Van Staal reel
Nicely made, smooth crank, and looks good. Can't wait to get a fish on.
By Mark
Bolton, MA
March 19, 2018
Bought this for a new striper setup
Wanted a new reel a rod combo for stripers. The buy one get 1 free deal seemed decent so I bought 2 and got one free. All I can say id wow. Really nice reel and really durable. Partnered it at the recommendation of the TD crew with their rod. Great setup.
By Marti
March 15, 2018
Great Spinner!
Best spinner made for salt water. Reliable, easy to clean, and silky smooth drag.
ProsWell built, great drag
ConsMaybe a little heavy
By Rawlinson
Mary Esther, FL
February 2, 2018
VM 150
this reel is perfect for inshore fishing. Built like a tank and has a very nice design. I always use this reel when I have relatives that doesn't know how to fish cause I know it can handle the clumsiness of the user;. HAHA really like this reel but a little pricey but you get what you pay for.
Prosdurable heavy duty nice design
Consheavy compared to other reels a little pricey
By Andre
January 2, 2018
Awesome offshore reel!
Solid little reel! Other anglers are amazed everytime I take it on offshore fishing trips! It has caught: Yellowtails: Tuna: AJ: GT:
ProsSolid, nice drag scream!
By Dan
December 31, 2017
Great reels at a great price
Great reels and can handle the salt water. Perfect balance.
By Jun
Bensalem, PA
December 13, 2017
Good reel
Reel is smooth and well build. It has good drag and feel sturdy. It's a bit heavy for me compare to other brands of the same size.
By nathan
Louisville, KY
November 25, 2017
Great intro reel to the Van Staal Family
Van Staal was known as the pipe dream of fishing reels, but the VM150 delivers all the Van Staal traditions with a very reasonable price. I love the reel. It's everything you'd expect from a Van Staal.
By Jim Guerra
September 8, 2017
By Jason
San Bruno, CA
August 17, 2017
Reel Deal
Each of the reels were double boxed. Comes with tool, reel bag.
ProsQuality, price
By Carlos ortiz
New rochelle ny
July 14, 2017
The best
One of the best reel .i use this reel for surf fishing
By Roger in Long Beach Island
Long Beach Island, NJ
June 7, 2017
Well worth the price
This may be the last reel I'll ever buy. The quality is top notch and it performs.
By Skip
May 30, 2017
Van Staal VM150 Spinning Reel
Fast shipping and great price. Nice quality reel!
By Gregory
Brick, NJ
May 17, 2017
Amazing Reel
Great to fish the surf and boat, can take some water on the surf also
By John
Margate NJ
May 10, 2017
Ready for the Surf
Paired this with a St Croix Mojo 9 ft.....perfect for tossing in the suds
By John
Pensacola Fl
April 28, 2017
Van staal VM 150
A great reel for fishing Florida panhandle. Smooth operating,,tough, and great on the eyes. Great Discount delivery!
ConsNone; at these prices!
By Michael
Bronx, NY
April 27, 2017
Surf Slayer
You won't find a better rod to fish anything off the surf. From stripers in Montauk to sharks in Florida to roosters in Costa Rica, the Van Staal VM150 is a must get for serious surf fisherman.
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
February 15, 2017
Great reel
Handled a 150 lb tarpon with no sweat. Smoothest drag I ever owned.
ProsBattleship construction
By Vjekoslav Kukec
November 18, 2016
best for ever
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
October 12, 2016
You wont be disappointed
Best and smoothest reel I have ever owner. From snook, to bluefish, to big jack. It wont disappoint.
By Reggie Mason
Atlanta, GA
November 21, 2015
Very nice reel, though not as nice as the VS. Pretty heavy
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
September 28, 2015
High quality reel
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
July 9, 2015
Great for bottomfishing too!
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
November 20, 2014
so far sweetie LOVES IT
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
November 27, 2013
Great Reel
I purchased this reel for stripers and blues and it works great. Landed several large stripers with no issue.
ProsDurable, heavy construction.
By laurensius
November 26, 2013
By laurensius 7-9-2013
reel is very good .... you must have this reel for your fishing satisfaction
ProsSolid, strong
ConsTo small spool
By Peter
Australia NT Darwin
September 29, 2013
VM 150 vs sailfish
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
July 28, 2013
van staal vm150
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
June 20, 2013
Excellent Reel
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
April 18, 2013
nicely priced van staal, good for most spinning applications
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
December 2, 2012
Awesome Reel!
Simply the best.
By Wei Liang
Singapore, Singapore
November 3, 2012
Great reel
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
September 27, 2012
The best I have
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
September 15, 2012
I wish you would clearly post where an item is made
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
September 12, 2012
Just as good as a VSB
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
August 22, 2012
Van Staal VM 150
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.
28 Questions & 30 Answers
from Chicago, Ill asked:
June 26, 2018
I would like to use this reel for great lakes salmon and musky. Would a Browning, Six Rivers, 8.5" Medium Heavy rod (SIR86MHS-2) be a good pairing? Thank you
1 Answers
yes the vm150 would be a good choice.
on June 27, 2018

from Atlanta, ga asked:
January 17, 2018
Is this deal still on? Buy 2 get one free
2 Answers
The deal is still going on for the VM150' s. You would buy two and get one free.
on January 18, 2018
Hello Symba, the buy 2 get 1 deal is still on
on January 18, 2018

from Mary Esther, FL asked:
December 30, 2017
can I use a Higher than 30# test for this reel? And if I can what is the highest #test I can put?
1 Answers
Yes, you can use higher then to 30# test. A 50# would probably be the heavest line test you can put on the vm150 without giving up to much line capacity.
on January 3, 2018

from Chicago, IL asked:
November 16, 2017
Hi, this is a great reel. I'd like to ask if possible. Until when is this deal for BUY 2 GET 1 FREE? Thank you
1 Answers
The deal is over when we run out of them.
on November 16, 2017

from Hatfield Pa asked:
February 5, 2015
Can you change the retrieve to a left or right hand retrieve?
1 Answers
Yes you can.
on February 12, 2015

from Palm Bay, Fl asked:
July 12, 2018
Does these come with the aluminum handle?
1 Answers
The handle is stainless steel.
on July 13, 2018

from Placentia, CA asked:
April 9, 2018
I was thinking of getting the new twinpower 5000XD to pair up with my Ocea limited plugger (8f medium), but I decided to go with this reel because I've heard good things about it. Do you think this is a good match?
1 Answers
The VM150 paired with the Ocea Limited Plugger 8' M would be a great combo for you. This rod and reel could be used for a variety of fish such as Striped Bass, Drumfish, etc.
on April 11, 2018

Mark Anastas
from maine asked:
December 16, 2017
would this reel for good for inshore striper fishing useing 7'6 ft rods. Or can you suggest a better combo thx
1 Answers
This would be a good reel large ocean going stripers with techniques like snag and drop, chunking, jigging, and casting heavier plugs. I wouldn't want to use this on a lighter inshore rod for casting lighter baits like plastics in the rivers or back bays.
on December 19, 2017

from CAPE CORAL, Florida asked:
August 9, 2017
Is the VM 150 auto bail close by cranking or manual close only?
1 Answers
The VM 150 does have an automatic bail.
on August 10, 2017

from Texas asked:
July 23, 2017
What is the max drag?
1 Answers
The max drag for this reel is 30 lbs.
on July 25, 2017

Robert T. Warfield
from Maryland asked:
May 11, 2017 is the vm 150 comparable to a 400 class reel size wise. I can't relate to the VM150. When describing reel size one typically categorise the size by, 3000, 3500, 4000 etc. Thanks
1 Answers
The VM150 is comparable to most 6000 size reels.
on May 12, 2017

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?
1 Answers
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?
1 Answers
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
1 Answers
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?
2 Answers
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
1 Answers
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?
1 Answers
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?
1 Answers
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?
1 Answers
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
1 Answers
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.
1 Answers
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.
1 Answers
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?
1 Answers
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?
1 Answers
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?
1 Answers
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?
1 Answers
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
1 Answers
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
1 Answers
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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