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Van Staal VR Series Spinning Reels

Van Staal VR Series Spinning Reels

$489.00 - $589.00
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TD Code
Gear RatioMono CapacityBraid CapacityWeightInch Per TurnHand RetrievePrice
VR50 Silver
6.8:1-360yds/20lb8.9oz37Left$489.00 USD
4.8:1340yds/10lb400yds/20lb15.8oz31.6Left$499.00 USD
4.8:1360yds/12lb440yds/30lb16.0oz34.2Left$529.00 USD
4.8:1360yds/15lb530yds/30lb16.5oz37.6Left$559.00 USD
4.8:1400yds/15lb500yds/40lb17.0oz40.4Left$589.00 USD
The Van Staal VR Series reels are engineered and tested to be lightweight and long lasting. They are based on the same foundation that made Van Staal legendary for power and durability. These reels are completely sealed and waterproof reel.

  • Forged and machined from 6061-T6 Aluminum
  • Fully sealed waterproof construction
  • Solid titanium spool shaft
  • Sleek light weight design
  • Bail-less conversion kit included

Van Staal VR50 - New for 2017!
The Van Staal VR50 VR Series Spinning Reel packs the coveted features of the Van Staal VR Series reel into a more compact and lightweight body!

Van Staal VR50 VR Series Spinning Reel Features:

  • Ultra strong Machined body, rotor and spool
  • Stainless Steel Shaft
  • Hardened Stainless Steel Gears
  • Waterproof Sealed Drag
  • 25lbs of Drag
  • 37 Inches Per Turn
  • 360/20lb braid
  • Ultra Light 8.9oz
5 Stars based on 20 reviews
By Wes Preston
Brielle, NJ
August 3, 2017
Perfect for sub 100lb Tuna!
This is a great reel. It is not perfect, but a great reel that is far superior to my VS150. The reason i got it was to cast at finicky tuna all day. You want a reel that is light and can muscle in the fish when need be. Just wish they would make a 250.
By Sam
Marblehead, MA
June 30, 2017
This thing is sick
Just picked this thing up and I'm so happy to finally have a dependable surf reel. I purchased the 175 and it took 512 yards of 40lb power pro which is more than enough for fishing the cape cod canal on other Massachusetts surf spots. Converting this reel was a little trickier than I thought it would be but ended up working out great. I would highly recommend this reel for anyone
ProsLightweight Easy to use Dependable
ConsNothing at all
By Sal
Hamilton, NJ
May 12, 2017
Great reel
Very lightweight, smooth operation and just overall best reel I've ever owned!
ProsLightweight, fully sealed. Finish
By Kurt Sumner
April 19, 2017
Best reel I ever used
I have had this reel for two months now and let me tell you hands down the best reel I have ever used.I have been fishing for 35 plus years and I own over 25 penn reels from the spin fisher v to the new slammer 2.this reel is in a total different category.super smooth drag and solid as a it worth 500 dollars? I would pay a thousand for it.
ProsLight weight,solid as a rock,insane retrive ratio,smooth drag,killer looks,flawless
By Jason
Columbia, MO
February 19, 2017
Built like a tank
So normally I would wait to review an item until after I had given it extensive abuse. I decided to do a pre- and post- review on this reel. I bought it for use on the beach and when targeting larger fish in my kayak. First impression is that the VR125 is one sexy reel! I bought the silver/stainless steel, and I just like looking at it. It comes with detailed instructions on how to convert to bailless. Like most higher end reels it comes with a reel bag, this one is lined with velvet? The reel is much larger and a little heavier than I had imagined. I would compare it to a Shimano 4000 in size. It comes with the bail installed and it has the thickest bail compared to my other reels. The bail works smoothly, so despite the extra bulk I do not think it will be difficult to use. The handle has a round ball type grip. It is comfortable but lacking in style points. It cranks smoothly, but not as easily as my Stradics. I am going to pair it initially with a g loomis pro blue 7 footer but will likely buy a longer more conventional surf rod and put it on that. I will post again on this reel after I work it over. I gave it 4 stars for for initial impression only. May change depending on how good of a tool it is.
ProsOne sexy reel! Very strong, hopefully will take a lot of abuse.
ConsPricy. Initially not as smooth as Shimanos.
By Matt
December 21, 2016
Reel is great can't wait to test it out
ProsLooks great feels strong
By Robert Bennett
Padre Island, Texas
December 20, 2016
Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Snook and King Mackerel have been no problem for my VR 200 from the jetties here in South Texas. I can throw small plugs or big jigs a long way.
ProsSuper light weight. Huge line capacity. Smooth as silk. Looks that kill.
ConsPeople want to talk about it, while I'm trying to fish!
By Leon
Thomasville, Nc
November 16, 2016
Light weight
I have my vr150 mounted on a shimono trees medium light rod . Crank in reds and trout easily . You can fish this setup all day without it feeling heavy
ProsI have both vr150 and vr200 combos on shimono rods . Perfect matches for my style . Light weight and powerful
By Leon
Thomasville, Nc
November 16, 2016
Power house
Very powerful reel . I have it mounted on a shimono terez heavy medium rod . I use it for every type of fishing and have had no issues
ProsThe looks alone are worth the extra coin. Rock solid
By Surf fisher
October 14, 2016
Solid reel
Very solid and durable.. It is built like a tank... How ever it is not smooth like some of the top shimano reels,,, but it does finish the job very well.. I feel like this reel is built to last forever... and it probably does.... Well worth of money... Spool size is pretty good.. I ve put "power pro 80lb" for 300 yard and no problem..
By Pablo
September 26, 2016
Built to last
I work in manufacturing and I really appreciate the build quality of this reel. Every piece is machined beautifully with precision and it's hard not to keep looking at it. I fished with it a few times on the boat and handled everything I threw at it. There seem to be a little back play on the handle that bothers me a bit, but it did not affect performance. Make sure to wash off any salt and get it serviced once a year. Highly recommended.
ProsBuild quality, great drag, light
By Tyler
August 18, 2016
Favorite reel
Everything about this reel is perfect. The drag and overall reel is smooth, it looks great and its lightweight. The price is amazing for this type of quality and maintenance is easy for this versatile cranking machine.
ProsLight Smooth Looks amazing A lot of drag Easy maintenance Perfect performance Price
By Guy
New Hartford, NY
August 15, 2016
Absolutely perfect for me
I live 5 1/2 hours from the Atlantic beach that I fish so I am an enthusiast at best when it comes to surf fishing. I have however been surf fishing two or three time a year for 10 years. I read all of the blogs and I have always wanted a bailess, waterproof reel, but the idea of buying an expensive piece of equipment that I may not use very often and a piece of equipment that is so different from what i use on a regular basis on my home waters was daunting. The Van Staal VR 150 was designed for me. If the bailess configuration proves to be more than I can master, I can always use it as a bailed reel. The price point is reasonable when compared to comparable models and the reel is built to be serviced at home. I have owned this reel for about two weeks. I haven't fished with it yet, but I have cast it many times mounted on my Tsunami 9'6" Airwave in a local field and I am impressed. in the past, I've caught enough fish in the surf to know that I made the right choice, and I spent my money wisely on this exceptional piece of equipment. It's beautiful. It's versatile. It is worth the money.
By Apollo
August 12, 2016
Beautiful Reel !!!
Far exceed all expectations i reeled 3 striped bass very easy..
By Scott B
St Augustine,Florida
August 6, 2016
VR200 beach snook killer
Bought a VR200 last week , spooled it with momoi diamond braid 50 lb. this thing will cast a mile, smooth retrieve. Mounted on a Shimano Tiralejo 1st generation 9ft one piece surf rod. The smoothness of this reel is unreal. incredibly lite for it's size. will also be used for salmon up north.Can't wait for the extra spools to become available.
Proslite, smooth, perfect speed
Consextra spools not yet on the market
By Alex
Pozzuoli, Italy
August 4, 2016
One of my favorite reels
Paired with a 9' Mojo surf, this setup is unstoppable in the back bays. I've used it from the east coast all the way to the ripping waters of the mediterranean. It has proven a worthy competitor to several of the other sealed reels.
By Jason
Centereach, Ny
July 8, 2016
So far so good
I just got this reel a few weeks ago and so far it has been aces. The drag is smooth and I love the fact that it is sealed and I don't have to worry about it getting dunked. It's lighter in weight than other similar reels.
ProsLight weight Sealed Excellent drag system
ConsNone so far
By Harry McKinnon
Portsmouth, NH
June 27, 2016
Awsesome, smooth reel
The drag is incredibly smooth. Very light reel that is the perfect fit for my 7 1/2 foot Avid Inshore rod.
By Allen
Niceville, FL
June 13, 2016
Great Reel
This reel is very well built. Van Staal did a great job. I live on the Florida gulf coast and use this reel on the pier, boat, and beach. I've caught pompano in the surf, King Mackeral off of the pier, and Amberjack off of the boat. This reel has proven itself for every application I use it for.
ProsWell built, easy to service, very lite
By John
Arlington, MA
February 1, 2016
Van Staal VR 200
I got a chance today to test my new reel at Mystic Lake in Arlington, MA today (2/1/16) and very HAPYY with the reel. The VR 200 reel is very light, easy to hold & casts like a dream. I had no problem casting a two ounce lure 400 feet. Can't wait to go Surf Fishing with my new Van Staal reel and Century rod at the Cape Cod Canal in May 2016. The VR200 reel is worth the money!
ProsI like the idea that I can service this reel by myself. I have already practiced taking the reel apart several times. Stripers online has a video on YouTube about these reels.
ConsI would like to have a back up spool for my reel. Unfortunately there are no extra spools available for sale at this time.
21 Questions & 21 Answers
vanna keo
from providence, ri asked:
June 8, 2017
What is the max drag on the VR150 and VR175?
The VR150 max drag is 35 lbs and the max drag on the VR175 is 40 lbs
on June 8, 2017

from Australia asked:
May 22, 2017
Do you now have a right hand retrieve on VR series reel?
As of right now the VR is not made in a right handed retrieve.
on May 26, 2017

from Hassan valley asked:
April 30, 2017
When are the vr50's coming?
There is no date or anything yet of when that will be available.
on May 1, 2017

from Australia asked:
February 11, 2017
Any right hand retrieve for the VR Series?
We're sorry but as of right now a right hand retrieve VR is not available.
on February 14, 2017

Patrick Walter
from Hutchinson MN asked:
January 23, 2017
Can I swim with this reel or reel it underwater?
You can swim with the Van Staal VR Series Spinning Reels. I would not recommend cranking this reel to often underwater.
on January 24, 2017

from Rhode island asked:
December 21, 2016
What van staal vr reel would you recommend for a 9ft st Croix avid surf mostly for striped bass and bluefish
The Van Staal VR150 VR Series Spinning Reel would be an excellent choice to pair with a 9ft St Croix Avid Surf Rod.
on December 22, 2016

from Va asked:
December 21, 2016
Manual or automatic bail return?
The Van Staal VR Series Spinning Reels are manual bails.
on December 22, 2016

from Atlanta asked:
December 25, 2015
What size reel would you recommend for snook fishing. Typically fish a 4000-6000 spending on conditions.
In order for me to compare a 4000 or 6000 reel to the VR's I would have to know what brand and model you are referring to. But, with the VR's the main difference is spool size and how many yards of line you are able to spool on to the reel. The retrieval speed is a big difference as well. For snook fishing you can get away with using a VR125, I would go no bigger than the VR150. Also, I would play it safe with purchasing the 150.
on December 26, 2015

from fontana ca asked:
November 20, 2015
hi, regarding the r hand handle. I am a right handed person. which one would be better to use? the L or the R hand retrieve? what is the advantage of the R or L hand retrieve? If I use the L hand retrieve on my other reels my L arm does not crank the reel as smooth as my R arm.
If you are right handed, you hold the rod with your right hand and reel with your left. With these reels you don't really have a choice unfortunately because they are only being made in left hand retrieve to begin with.
on November 20, 2015

from United States asked:
October 23, 2015
I understand that there will not be a righty retrieve until next year but will the bail spin in opposite direction or will it spin the same direction as lefty retrieve?
From the information that I have available to me, these left handed version will spin the same way as the right handed reels.
on October 23, 2015

from Fontana, CA asked:
October 17, 2015
on the VR200 can i put a 50lb braided line on it? what is the maximum #test of braided line can i put?
You can put 50lb braid on it, but you will loose your yard capacity. The same goes for higher test line. So, if you are okay with less line on your reel than you can definitely go higher up on the pound test. But, if you are looking to put 50+ pound test on a Van Staal than I recommend purchasing the 250. It is a bigger reel, but it is perfect for 10' and 11' rods. You can get away with it on a 9' rod, but it may seem a little bulky. The 250 also hold much more line at a higher pound test and it is a faster retrieval while still staying light weight for its size. You may find yourself better off with the 250, seems like a safer bet for what pound test line you are interested in using.
on October 17, 2015

Ray English
from NJ asked:
October 15, 2015
What is the max drag on the VR200?
From the information that Craig told us, the drag on this reel should be in the low 40lb range.
on October 15, 2015

Saif Alsaif
from Kuwait asked:
October 13, 2015
Hi Does this reel comes in right hand retrieve option. I want to buy the smallest size. VR125 Best regards Saif Alsaif
No, they are not interchangeable.
on October 13, 2015

from Maryland asked:
September 11, 2015
Is the upgraded Power Knob available for the new VR?
No, there currently is not an upgrade power handle. The handle that comes with it is similar to the power handle that you can get with the regular Van Staals. Check is out here:
on September 11, 2015

from Cape cod asked:
September 8, 2015
Why is the price lower than other vs models? Different, cheaper parts?
The price is cheaper because Van Staal wanted to make a reel that was lower in price point than the rest that are available. It is still made with high quality parts, just not as over-built as the regular Van Staals. The internals and how you take the reel apart are a bit different, but it is still a fully sealed waterproof reel.
on September 8, 2015

from Long Island, NY asked:
September 8, 2015
Is this reel as durable and submersible compared to other models?
Yes. This reel is fully sealed like the previous Van Staals and is waterproof. It should have no problems in the water.
on September 8, 2015

from Stratford, CT asked:
August 21, 2015
what is going to be the Max Drag on all 4 of the new Van Staal VR reel? VR125- drag pressure? VR150- drag pressure? VR175- drag pressure? VR200- drag pressure?
The exact number on these reels is currently unknown, and will most likely not be released. From what we heard, the drag will be in the low 40lb range for all four of the models that will be available.
on August 21, 2015

from Fort Walton, FL asked:
August 6, 2015
Will you be selling additional rotors and spools for the Van Staal VR reels?
They may in the future, but Van Staal will not be selling spares right away.
on August 6, 2015

Frazer Dougherty
from Eastern LI asked:
July 27, 2015
Are we being billed now for VS deliveries in 11/15 ?? Is 11/15 an accurate delivery date ??
The charge is authorized now, but you are not actually being charged until the day we send it to you. I spoke with Craig at Van Staal earlier and he said they were shooting to start delivering these reels to retailers the 1st of November.
on August 5, 2015

from Virginia asked:
July 26, 2015
Is this made in USA ?
Hello Tam. All Van Staal reels are made in China.
on July 30, 2015

from Abington PA asked:
July 22, 2015
Is there a RH retrieve version? Thanks.
There will not be a right hand version of this reel until at least next year.
on July 23, 2015

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