Van Staal VR Series Spinning Reels

Van Staal VR Series Spinning Reels

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TD Code
Gear RatioMono CapacityBraid CapacityWeightInch Per TurnHand RetrievePrice
VR50 Silver
6.3:1-360yds/20lb8.9oz37Left$509.00 USD
VR50 Black
6.3:1-360yds/20lb8.9oz37Left$509.00 USD
4.8:1340yds/10lb400yds/20lb15.8oz31.6Left$519.00 USD
4.8:1360yds/12lb440yds/30lb16.0oz34.2Left$549.00 USD
4.8:1360yds/15lb530yds/30lb16.5oz37.6Left$579.00 USD
4.8:1400yds/15lb500yds/40lb17.0oz40.4Left$609.00 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
4.5 Stars based on 83 reviews
By Steven
Upper Peninsula, MI
A Masterpiece
March 7, 2018
Definately a masterpiece of engineering & product design. The finest reel I have ever owned. Machining is exceptional; surfaces are finely finished.
Extremely smooth operation, I can see all of my friends begging to try it. I own & have fished 3 Stella's and they are very smooth too, but the VanStall had me smiling like a kid on Christmas morning. Really, really 'ROCKSOLID'
The price is money very,very,very well spent.
ProsVery light, extemely smooth operation, Rock solid feel, machining & finish are superb. This reel has to be 'best in class'.
By Chad
Portland, ME
Love this reel!
October 13, 2017
First Van Stall and I'm not disappointed. Perfect for my uses. I pair it up with with a 10'6 St croix. Balance is great. Could see it being good on a 9' as well.
ProsGreat reel for the surf! Can tear down and service yourself witch I love. Gets you in touch with your gear and leaves you worry free
ConsNone so far.
By CSluder
Annapolis MD
October 16, 2020
Absolutely impressed with this reel. I've only used in the Chesapeake for stripers up to 36 inches. Smooth drag and line stacking is good.
By Kou
Fresno, CA
Great surf reel
September 27, 2020
Great reel if you want something that can withstand a few dunks (not purposely). Used on multiple trips and still feels brand new.
ProsLightweight Small Sealed
ConsNot a smooth reel.
By Chris
Melbourne Beach
My New Go To - Light, Sensitive and Durable
August 28, 2020
Paired this VR50 with a 6'6" Tidemaster 8-17lb, 15 lb braid..... Luv it! Super fun and don't have to worry about water intrusion. Getting another one, if I can find it!
By Dan
New Jersey
Great Reel
June 9, 2020
Nice and smooth. Everything you would expect from Van Staal.
By cornell
durham, NC
4 years strong
June 6, 2020
I was skeptical when I got this reel because of all the hype, boy was I wrong. It's my go to reel for everything now, I use it for lakes, ponds, surf fishing and deep sea fishing. While it may not be as smooth as a Shimano or Diawa, I haven't screwed it up by dropping it in the surf or getting dunked in the waves while standing in the surf fishing. I have destroyed the others doing that. It just happens when you fish. I'm not willing to try that with a Stella or Saltiga for twice the price. Still feels brand new 4 years later, no failures.
ProsBuilt to last, holds a ton of 30 lb braid. Handles all fishing conditions for me.
ConsI don't like the knob on reel handle.
By Alvin
smooth and light VR200
May 13, 2020
I bought this to pair with my Lamiglas Carbon surf 11í MH
Light... even lighter than my penn slammer 5500...
Smooth and easy to crank...
I only used it in 2 occasions, so far it performed well... But I still have to catch a big fish with it, to see how will it hold up...
ProsLight and smooth
ConsI don’t have that “big hands” but the rotor keeps on hitting my fingers
By Ed Z.
Cream Ridge NJ
Awesome reel
May 12, 2020
Great reel worth every penny
By Nick
Jupiter , Florida
March 26, 2020
I have had the vr 150 for 3 years and 2 vr50s. Absolute work horses thinking about getting the 200. Definitely can't go wrong with these reels.
ProsLine capacity Drag not sticky Take a beating
By Danny
New Jersey
March 26, 2020
Built to last, casts great and the fact that it is sealed just allows you to have that much more fun with it!
By Tom
Billings, MT
March 23, 2020
It's a fantastic reel.
ProsSuper durable
By Gerry
Bucks county PA
Van staal VR 50
March 5, 2020
Great reel for the money.
By John
VS has some more work to do
March 3, 2020
I own a VR50 and VR200. Both were excellent out of the box. Extremely light and smooth, both the drag as well as when cranking. Within a month though, the handle had torn off the VR50. Within 4 months, the line roller broke, the main gear failed due to a shimming issue and saltwater had gotten into the VR200. The good news is that VS quickly addressed all issues. The bad news is that these reels donít yet perform long term as marketed in the surf. VS has improved the seals on the VR200 but now those reels are noticeably harder to crank out of the box. I hope they continue to improve the execution on this particular line.
Pros-very light -very smooth -customer service aka Craig
Cons-earlier models not waterproof as marketed -handle connection not durable enough -shimming issues with main gear
By Cobb
Glenmoore, PA
March 1, 2020
Very smooth and lightweight, looks great and is very sturdy.
Pros-lightweight -looks great -sturdy -great line capacity
ConsSlightest wobble while rotating handle, but goes away once it is mounted on a rod.
50 Questions & 50 Answers
from Jersey Channel Islands asked:
December 28, 2019
What version is the closest to a 4000 type reel 
1 Answer
Depends on what 4000 because all brands are different. Generally the 125 would be the most comparable.†
Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on December 30, 2019

Nyree Kenyatta Smith II
from Chauvin, La asked:
December 20, 2019
What size VR should I get for redfish(any size), snook(any size), jack crevelle and tarpon(no bigger than 60 pounds)? 
1 Answer
VR125, but any size would serve you well.
Submitted by: Ryan Henry on December 22, 2019

Jeffrey Bruni
from Long Island asked:
June 14, 2019
Good morning TD. Iím looking to upgrade from penn ss1v 4500 and 6500

To VR series. What would be the recommend size for blues and stripers. From surf. I  

Using an ODM 9 dna and a 10í insane lami. 

Would like a recommendation for both sizes. Ty

1 Answer
I would recommend a 150-175 size.
Submitted by: Ethan on June 17, 2019

from New Symrna Beach, Florida asked:
May 13, 2019
When will this reel be available for purchase again? It was estimated to be off of back order during the beginning of May. Thanks!
1 Answer
Should have more available in a month or so.†
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 17, 2019

from Clarksville TN asked:
May 7, 2019
What size reel would you recommend for catching good sized tarpon from the beach? And do you have a recommendation on a pole? Mainly will be using live bait but would like to use artificial baits as well.
1 Answer
The 175 would be a good choice. Pair that with a 10 foot Century Sling shot
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 8, 2019

John L.
from Lancaster, Pa asked:
April 27, 2019
I ordered the VR125, is the VR150 spool interchangeable with the VR125 reel?
1 Answer
The spool is interchangeable
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 1, 2019

from Markham, ON asked:
April 12, 2019
1. What VR reel is the best match for a Van Staal VJS56-270 and a Spinal SJ250 rod?

2. Is the VR200 larger in size than a Saltist 4500? 

1 Answer
The vr200 is larger and the rod depends on what you're fishing for.†
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 2, 2019

from Bay aria asked:
March 30, 2019
Whats a good surf pole to pair with a VR50 Stall Reel
1 Answer
Max length rod to pair with the vr50 would be a 9 foot like the St.Croix mojo surf†
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 4, 2019

Nolan Eldridge
from Massachusetts asked:
February 14, 2019
Would I be able to use this on a freshwater rod or is it too big? I can't tell the size too well in the pictures
1 Answer
Depends on the freshwater rod. If it were a musky rod it would fit.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 14, 2019

from Florida asked:
February 14, 2019
Hello, I have a Shimano TZS-72MH-BLK. 40 TO 80 LBS Braid. Looking to pair it with a Van Staal VR Reel. Which VR model would you recommend & would you recommend this setup for Jigging in about 150' to 250' of water on long range trips 2-3 days? or which setup would you recommend for this application.
1 Answer
The vr175 would pair up well with the TZS-72MH-BLK
Submitted by: Bernie on February 20, 2019

from florida asked:
February 9, 2019
How much 20 lb. monofilament line will the VR200 hold?
1 Answer
Give or take close to 350 yards of 20lb mono
Submitted by: Bernie on February 13, 2019

from Meteren, Gelderland asked:
February 3, 2019
With reel size is the best combination of st croix avid inshore 7ft?
1 Answer
The vr50 would balance out well with a avid inshore.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 4, 2019

from Port Saint Lucie, Fl. asked:
January 15, 2019
Does the VR come in right hand crank
1 Answer
This reel is only available in a left hand crank
Submitted by: Bernie on January 16, 2019

from Deerfield Beach, Florida asked:
January 12, 2019
What size for VR is compared with a 4000 shimano reels? thank you so much
1 Answer
The vr50
Submitted by: Bernie on January 14, 2019

from Bradenton, Florida asked:
November 22, 2018
Which size would be the best for inshore fishing for slot snook and good size redfish? And which size is most comparable to a 3000?
1 Answer
Best size would be the vr50 for most snook and reds
Submitted by: Bernie on November 25, 2018

Dillon Besnier
from Apollo Beach, Florida asked:
November 20, 2018
So i live on the west coast of Florida and do a lot of fishing in my kayak on the flats and i was wondering if i should get the vr50 or the vr125 for throwing bigger live baits at Cobia, Reds, and occasionally some tarpon cruising through the flats ?
1 Answer
The vr50 can handle the smaller side of those species.
Submitted by: Bernie on November 21, 2018

from asked:
November 15, 2018
Is the vr150 salt water prof ? Jerry
1 Answer
The vr150 is a sealed reel
Submitted by: Bernie on November 15, 2018

paul guicciardini
from New York asked:
October 29, 2018
what is the main gear made of
1 Answer
Stainless steel.
Submitted by: Bernie on October 29, 2018

from East Greenbush New York asked:
March 18, 2018
Is the vr 200 sufficient enough for fishing in the canal
1 Answer
Hello Joe, the vr200 will be sufficient enough for the Canal just don't use anything larger then a 40 pound braid.
Submitted by: Bernie on March 19, 2018

from Spain asked:
March 18, 2018
What Van Staal VR reel would match well with a 9' St. Croix Triumph Surf Travel series?
1 Answer
The vr125 or the vr150 would pair up nicely with a 9 foot rod.
Submitted by: Bernie on March 19, 2018

Pablo martinez
from El Salvador asked:
February 28, 2018
Does the vr200 pair ok with a st croix mojo 9' and does the reel come with braid line or mono?
1 Answer
Hello Pablo, If the rod is a St.Croix mojo surf then it would pair up nicely with the vr200. As far as the line we can spool mono for free(test of your choice) if you would like braid you would need to purchase the braid first then request to have it spooled.
Submitted by: Bernie on March 1, 2018

keith Allen
from East Hampton CT asked:
December 28, 2017
Is there a kit to convert the vr50 to bailess?, OR will there be a kit ?
1 Answer
From what we've heard there will not be a bailess kit for the VR50
Submitted by: Bernie on December 28, 2017

from New Jersey asked:
December 7, 2017
I‪m looking to purchase an inshore rod to pair with a VR 150 for stripers....Suggestions???
1 Answer
Hello Dave, the St.Croix Avid inshore would pair nice with the vr150.
Submitted by: Bernie on December 11, 2017

from New York asked:
November 23, 2017
I would like to purchase a Van Staal reel for bucktailing fluke. What is the smallest they make and would it be practical. I believe in buying the best, so you only have to buy it once.
1 Answer
The smallest and best option would be the vr50. Small,powerful and versatile.
Submitted by: Bernie on November 24, 2017

from florida asked:
November 20, 2017
will the vr50 come with a ‚ÄĘMicroClick drag tuning accuracy or free style like the vsb150?
1 Answer
Hello John, If the Vr50 is like the rest of the vr reels from Van Staal it comes with a micro click drag knob.
Submitted by: Bernie on November 24, 2017

from edinburg, tx asked:
November 14, 2017
I pre order a vr50 on august 1 is the delivery date still going be February ?
1 Answer
Hello Eric, yes the expected delivery is set for February.
Submitted by: Bernie on November 14, 2017

vanna keo
from providence, ri asked:
June 8, 2017
What is the max drag on the VR150 and VR175?
1 Answer
The VR150 max drag is 35 lbs and the max drag on the VR175 is 40 lbs
Submitted by: Bernie on June 8, 2017

from Victoria, Seychelles asked:
April 27, 2020
Wil the VR 200 pair well with the Zenaq Expedition 83S? For popping and stickbaiting Tuna and GT up to about 30 kg?
1 Answer
These will make a great pair for tuna and GT's of multiple sizes.†
Submitted by: Sydney on April 28, 2020

from MA asked:
April 27, 2020
Iím interesting in VR125, do they have in silver or just grey? 
1 Answer
The van Staal VR reels come in silver and black models.†
Submitted by: Sydney on April 28, 2020

from Brownsville, TX asked:
April 10, 2020
What is the maximum drag of the VR125?

1 Answer
The maximum drag for the Van Staal Vr125 is 42.0lbs
Submitted by: Sydney on April 11, 2020

from Rego Park, NY asked:
April 3, 2020
what size would a van staal vr be, if compared to a penn slammer 5500?
1 Answer
Closest size will be a VR125 to the Slammer III 5500 in terms of physical size and line capacity. VR125 will be much lighter however.
Submitted by: Brian on April 3, 2020

from Marthaís Vineyard, Massachusetts asked:
March 31, 2020
Iím most likely going to get a 10ft moderate action Lamiglas GSB, and I want a well balanced but light reel that can handle large stripers from the shore in the 30 pound range. Iím choosing between the VR 150 and 175. Iím  wondering if a reel with a large spool size casts farther. Iím going to put 30 on maxcuatra on the reel. Which size would anyone recommend for this rod, i donít want something that's going to look too small or too big..
1 Answer
We would recommend going with the VR175. Barely heavier at only a half oz and the higher retrieve rate will help out. Also may get slightly more casting distance with the larger spooled reel. If there was a huge size difference, the 150 would suffice but based off of what you are looking to use this for there is no reason to not jump up to the 175 size.†
Submitted by: Brian on April 3, 2020

from Paumanok asked:
March 17, 2020
Is the difference between the 175 and the 200 just the spool? Are the gear boxes the same size?
1 Answer
Yes, the spool is different to accommodate more line on the 200, while the gear box and body is the same. If you bought the 175 and wanted to add a 200 spool, you would be able to in seconds.†
Submitted by: Brian on March 18, 2020

Tom Nguyen
from Worcester, MA asked:
February 28, 2020
Would vr200 pair up good with shimano Tiralejo 11' H ???
1 Answer
Yes the vr200 would pair up good with the 11ft†
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on March 14, 2020

from Ocean City, MD asked:
February 26, 2020
how much 30lb braid would fit on a VR125?
1 Answer
Depends on the exact braid you end up going with, but you shouldn't have any problem getting over 300yds of 30lb.
Submitted by: Brian on March 9, 2020

from North port Florida asked:
February 24, 2020
I live on the west coast and I throw big jigs and swim baits for mister snook and I want a reel most comparable to a 6000 penn and was wondering if I should go with the vr 175 or the 200 
1 Answer
You should be fine with a VR 175.†
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on February 25, 2020

from 2hr west of the cccanal asked:
January 16, 2020
Size comparison, would the ...





1 Answer
Hello, Yes the VR50 Is going to be a 3000-4000 size depending on brand†

†The VR125 and 150 are going to be around a 5000 size Depending on brand . They have the same size body just different size spool

The VR175 is going to be around a 6000 size depending on brand.†

Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on January 16, 2020

from N.j. asked:
November 4, 2019
How many lbs of drag on the 125 & 150
1 Answer
Drag ratings for these models is 42#
Submitted by: KRAIG FRIEDMAN on November 5, 2019

from NJ asked:
October 30, 2019
Hi Iím looking to pair the 150 with a st croix avid inshore 8ft heavy rod mainly used for larger stripers. Would this be a balanced combo? 
1 Answer
yeah that would work great
Submitted by: chris jones on November 1, 2019

Nick walker
from Palm coast, Florida asked:
September 27, 2019
Can vr50 handle 4-7 inch popper for saltwater and what would you recommend use lbs on braid and mono leader?
1 Answer
Yes this can handle poppers in that size range. I would recommend using 20-30lb braid and depends on leader 20-40lb††
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on October 2, 2019

james robitaille
from Cheshire, Connecticut asked:
June 7, 2019
I have a 10'6" St. Croix legend surf.  What VR would pair best with the rod? A vr150, 175, or 200?  I do light surf casting in CT and Rhode Island and I also fish this rod in the canal.  
1 Answer
I think the 125 would be a little to small or light for the 10'6 rod I would recommend the 150 or 175 VR.†
Submitted by: Andrew Montagna on June 7, 2019

from Queens NY asked:
June 4, 2019
Is this coming off of back order any time soon? It says beginning of june
1 Answer
Yes we will be receiving VR50's soon.†
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on June 5, 2019

from Santa Ana asked:
April 4, 2019
Hello can someone please tell this van staal vr50, would it be perfect for Gloomis e6x 7 foot mh fast ty.?
1 Answer
The VR50 will pair and balance well.††
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on April 8, 2019

from HOUSTON, TX asked:
November 3, 2018
Where are Van Staal Vr made?
1 Answer
These are made in China
Submitted by: Tyler on November 5, 2018

from NJ asked:
October 16, 2018
How far out are you on shipment of the VR50 and how many are on back order through Tackle Direct?
1 Answer
We are currently filling orders from May as of 10/17/2018.
Submitted by: Rebecca on October 17, 2018

from Middle of nowhere asked:
July 27, 2018
I‪m interested in pairing a vr125 or vr150 with my TFO 11 .5-2. Primarily used for surf/canal with lighter bucktails and plugs. Which would you pick?
1 Answer
Neither. Too small for that Rod. VR175 is recommended
Submitted by: Chris on July 30, 2018

from Australia asked:
June 8, 2018
Is the right hand retrieve (right hand reeling) now available in the VR 150 and VR175 ?
1 Answer
No, they are still (Left hand retrieve).
Submitted by: Ricky on June 11, 2018

from chester nh asked:
May 3, 2018
interested in the VR125. Is there a specific technique in regards to putting line on them. I saw on line that they were putting the backing mono on thicker in the middle of the spool creating a hump...then adding the braid normally. The reel was not a 125,but a bigger model . does this method apply to the VR125?
1 Answer
This method does not apply to the VR. The only model of Van Staal reels that is necessary to spool with a hump is the original VS (not the VS X Series). This method of spool was done to offset the "hourglass" line lay of the reel. This issue has been corrected for any current Van Staal reels currently in production.
Submitted by: Devon on May 4, 2018

from New Jersey asked:
April 26, 2018
What's the smallest reel size you would recommend to target everything from blues and stripers to false albacore and tuna in the northeast and what rod would you pair it with? (all fishing done from a boat)
1 Answer
If you were going to use one reel for all of those applications I'd have to suggest a 5000 to 6000 size spinning reel. It will certainly be overkill for for the Albies and Bluefish, and you could very well be outclassed by an above average sized tuna. I would strongly suggest looking into 2 separate rod and reel combos. One for inshore and one for offshore.
Submitted by: Devon on May 7, 2018

alberto hernandez
from Miami asked:
April 16, 2018
Hi, would you recommend 20lb or 30lb braid on the VR 50 for small tunas and small offshore fishes? Thanks
1 Answer
You will easily be able to use 20lb - 30lb braid with the VR50. You might be over matched using it for the small tunas depending on the size your targeting.
Submitted by: Donald on April 19, 2018


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