Van Staal VM275 Spinning Reel

Van Staal VM275 Spinning Reel

Price: $599.00
TD Code
Mono Capacity
Braid Capacity
Spool DiameterPrice
425/25400/804.4:142'' / Turn3.000in$599.00 USD
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
4.5 Stars based on 32 reviews
By cam
New Jersey
Van Stall
November 23, 2019
powerful reel with smooth drag. Definitely a workhorse
By Alex
Miami, FL
Great Reels
March 21, 2019
Reels are awesome. I have 3 of them. I use them for anything from mahi fishing to sailfish. They handle great and I never feel like Im struggling.
By john
milton, ma
For bluefin
February 16, 2019
I have 2 275`s , both with 80# braid for jigging and casting at bft. Drag is smooth and has sufficient power and you can't beat the price.
By mark
van staal
February 14, 2019
feels like silk when you turn it will use it this spring
Consshould of got two
By Darrell
December 7, 2018
Great reel, could be in the 300 hundred range
By Rob
Whitman, MA
Nice reels
September 12, 2018
Caught a 10 to 12 shark on this reel. Solid !!!
By Robert
Dracut, MA
Beast of a reel
September 11, 2018
I use this real on the boat . It is extremely strong and versatile. I pared it with an 80 class 7 foot spinning rod . Use it for casting at tuna and even bottom fishing . Drag is super smooth even when almost fully cranked down . Reel feels like it’s up to the challenge of any task . I’ve had it for 3 years now and have done nothing to it but fish and it still feels like brand new . I was so impressed with Van Staal that I purchased a VR series for my surf rod .
ProsSuper strong , super smooth flawless drag, built like a tank
By Mike
Van Staal VM275
September 9, 2018
Love the reel. It is smooth and has a nice feel, holds up under pressure and is great for boat or shore fishing.
ProsGood all around reel.
ConsNone as of yet.
By Richard
Ghent West Virginia
Van staal VM 275
August 9, 2018
One of the best deals ive ever seen for top of the line fishing reels
ProsVery well made used on large cats on san tee works like winch very strong drag
ConsNone whatsoever
modéle amélioré ?
March 29, 2018 vous vendez ça ???? ou le 2017 ?
By Mark
Bolton, MA
Really nice big game reel
March 19, 2018
This reel is like a tank and so smooth. Partnered it with their rod for a complete package.
By Rawlinson
Mary Esther, FL
heavy but durable
February 2, 2018
reel is heavy but I already expected that from the reviews I was reading not as smooth as my shimano reels but this reel can get a beating. I can already tell the this reel is built like a tank and it will last for a long time.
Prosrealy durable nice design
By Paul
North Miami, Fl
Solid, sturdy and smooth
November 20, 2017
Just like advertised, can handle everything you cast it to. Paired with a Phenix Black Diamond and
have yet to be overmatched. Definitely a boat reel, heavy...too heavy to be casting all day. Even with
money tied up in the combo, it often stays in the rod holder while the lighter cheaper gear gets the bulk
of the work. Big dolphin and 100 lb tarpon no problem for this thing.
Prossolid, and will probably last for decades.
Consheavy, too heavy for long days of use but a great situational reel or used for drifting live bait with it sitting in the rod holder
New York
highly recommend
October 9, 2017
A very sturdy reel. Expect many years of use.
ProsGood Balance, mechanically flawless operation.
By Tim
spring lake, nj
Solid Reel
June 22, 2017
I bought this reel specifically for medium sized bluefin off Cape Cod. Upon taking it out of the box and spooling it I could tell it would do the trick. It casts extremely well and it just feels bomb proof.
18 Questions & 18 Answers
Morita K
from Japan asked:
January 20, 2018
Good evening. I'm Japnese. I am using a VAN STAAL VM275 reel, but I am looking for a "SpareSpool". Where can I buy it?
1 Answer
We do not carry spare spools for that reel but it looks like j&h tackle has them or you can go directly through Van Staal.
Submitted by: Bernie on January 22, 2018

from Singapore asked:
December 17, 2017
Hi, is there any model or brand spinning reel that made in usa ? I want to purchase those reel made in usa. Thank you.
1 Answer
Here is a link I hope you find helpful. Most reels are made in Asia but a select few are still made in the U.S.
Submitted by: Bernie on December 18, 2017

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
1 Answer
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.
Submitted by: John on February 8, 2017

from Hoboken, NJ asked:
August 16, 2018
Is it recommended to use braid all the way down to the spool with this reel, or to use a few yards of monofilament at the spool itself?
1 Answer
Either mono or tape will work.
Submitted by: Chris on August 16, 2018

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?
1 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Donald on March 9, 2017

from Robesonia,pa asked:
January 19, 2017
What is Country of Origin? Are they Still USA?
1 Answer
The country of origin on the VM 275 is China.
Submitted by: Devon 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?
1 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Donald 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?
1 Answer
The VM275 Spinning Reel would work well catching dolphin and sailfish in south Florida.
Submitted by: Donald on October 22, 2016

from New Bern, NC asked:
October 16, 2016
What is weight of the VM275?
1 Answer
The VM275 weighs 29 oz.
Submitted by: Donald 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?
1 Answer
This reel would go better with the heavy action rod and the max drag is 42 lbs.
Submitted by: Donald 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?
1 Answer
The 275vm is more comparable to the twin power 14000.
Submitted by: Donald 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?
1 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Kaitryn 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?
1 Answer
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.
Submitted by: David on December 16, 2015

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

from Virginia asked:
December 14, 2014
Recommendation needed 9 foot pole, salt water & light wt?? is the VM275 appropriate?
1 Answer
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.
Submitted by: 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
1 Answer
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.
Submitted by: 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.
1 Answer
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
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 10, 2014

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


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