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Van Staal VR150 VR Series Spinning Reel

Van Staal VR150 VR Series Spinning Reel

Price: $529.00

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Gear RatioMono CapacityBraid CapacityWeightInch Per TurnHand RetrievePrice
4.8:1360yds/12lb440yds/30lb16.0oz34.2Left$529.00 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 an 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
5 Stars based on 43 reviews
By Steven
Upper Peninsula, MI
March 7, 2018
A Masterpiece
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
October 13, 2017
Love this reel!
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 Doug Braun
South Carolina
January 26, 2019
Bullet proof
I have 3 now for kayak fishing / Reds and Seatrout. They are ideal...light, smooth, great drag and laugh at salt water.
By Daniel
January 20, 2019
Just for left hand retrievers
Why VS haven’t make this reels for right handed retrievers?
By John
Ocean city nj
December 19, 2018
Van Staal reel
Performed as expected at that price
By 617
December 16, 2018
Bought a vsb200 but wanted something a little smaller and as tough. This is the one. Can use on 9’ or 11’..
ProsVery light
By Igor
Brookly NY
December 10, 2018
Van Staal VR50 VR
Great reel . Light and smooth .
By Navygmc
Naples, Florida
November 2, 2018
Maybe a lemon
This is my 7th Van Staal. Currently own 3 others to include...vs100, vs200 and vr200. After owning the v50 for a week and spending 4 days pier fishing for Spanish mackerel and ladyfish (that's all that was biting)...I blew out the drag. Was fishing 15 lb braid with about 6-7 lbs of drag. Reel is supposed to put out a max of 25. Now with a locked drag puts out about 5 lbs. The other con I had about this reel is the line lay. I own my own line winding machine so I know it was put on correctly. The line near the top of the spool tends to gap itself from the spool edge. I filled to max capacity and was getting a lot of wind knots. Which is very unusual for me since I always hand bail regardless. It was because the VR 50 filled completely has very loose wraps at that very top spool section. I would look before casting and you could visibly see the loose wraps. I corrected the loose wraps by cutting off about 25 yards of line. This reel likes a 90% spool fill. I cast for distance and like to run my spools at 100%-110% fill. I do not have this problem with other reels. It is smoother than I thought it would be. Has good power Does not feel like 37" retrieve (same as a Shimano 4000 size reel). Perhaps due to large handle...I am either not turning it as fast or just just doesn't seem as fast. I wanted to love this reel. Under 9 oz, great line capacity (360 of 20 braid. I put an eyeballed 40-50 yards of 16 mono and a line machine measured 310 of 15 Ultracast).

Will get reel to Van Staal and see what the drag problem is. For time being...will use VS100 and Stella 4000 and Stradic sw5000 pg.
September 21, 2018
Solid real
I was looking for a surf reel that was solid but light, and had a ton of line cap. this is it. With the choice to add on the 200 size spool you can have the line cap you need for whatever fish your looking for without paying the price for a VS
ProsGreat reel capacity Lightweight high drag smooth operation
By Robert
Dracut, MA
September 11, 2018
Worth every penny
I purchased this reel to fish the cape cod canal . I paired it with an 11 foot St croix mojo rod. This combo worked better than expected. Reel is super light and casts a mile . The drag is where this reel really shines super smooth and strong. I was able to put the brakes on a 30lb bass and and crank it in against 10 knot current . I’m planning on purchasing another for the boat it’s the only reel I want to use now . Get one you will not be disappointed.
ProsSuper light ,super strong ,and a gorgeous piece of machinery
ConsPricey but worth it
By Bryan Freeman
Texas Coast
August 13, 2018
Van Stall VR150 Excellent Reel
This is my second Van Staal reel and it lives up to the name. The drag is excellent with the stopping power needed.
ProsExcellent Drag Weight and size is perfect
Consno cons at this point
By Ralph
North Haven, CT
July 19, 2018
Van Staal Vr 150
i have this reel paired with a ODM 10 ft. rod and simply love it
By Philip
July 13, 2018
A Beast of a Reel
As a Avid surfcaster, i needed a reel that suited my needs. Best reel in my book, i purchased the VR150 for Bass and Blues and ordered a VR125 spool for Fluke and other small target fish. Great Reel , just make sure to water it down and put a little Van staal grease on the Shaft after use..Salvo's Customs lures Approved !!!
ProsThe best hand down !!!
July 3, 2018
The VR50 is light, strong, and worth the wait. My hardest choice was what rod to pair it with, in my opinion a lighter rod with a good backbone with a little xtra length works well with this reel. For example something close to the St. Croix Tidemaster 8ft. The drag sings and it reels smooth, good fishing y'all.
By Jeffrey
June 17, 2018
simply awesome
works great, clean simple and strong
11 Questions & 11 Answers
from keyport, nj asked:
September 19, 2018
Do you know the spool diameter sizes for the vr125 and vr150?
1 Answers
The vr150 is on backorder and we are unable to get a measurement for you however the vr125 spool diameter is 53.27 mm
on September 20, 2018

Norman vogelsang
from New Jersey asked:
October 24, 2017
Is right to left hand reversible
1 Answers
Hello Norman, The VR150 is a left hand retrieve only.
on October 25, 2017

from Brownsville, Texas asked:
August 13, 2018
What type of lures can I throw with this reel ? Would 1-3 oz Spoons work well ?
1 Answers
Th reel can throw anything. What really matters is the rod you are using, what is the lure/line rating. Yes, the VR150 can throw 1-3 oz spoons.
on August 14, 2018

Jamrs Gallagher
from FL - Florida asked:
May 20, 2018
What is the drag of a 150 vr vaan staal
1 Answers
35lbs of drag
on May 21, 2018

from CT. asked:
April 24, 2018
Are the spools interchangeable between the VR 125 & theVR150?
1 Answers
on April 27, 2018

Michael Matos
from New Jersey asked:
March 22, 2018
Wha would you recommend for a St. Croix Triumph Surf Spinning Rod 10.6 for Jersey shore beach fishing?
1 Answers
A Van Staal VR150 would be the perfect size reel to pair with a 10'6" Triumph.
on March 23, 2018

from Texas asked:
March 8, 2018
What size would u recommend to match with a ODM frontier 10 6" 3/4 - 4 oz rod
1 Answers
For the best balance the VR 150 would be a good size reel to match with the Frontier 10'6'' rod.
on March 8, 2018

from nevada asked:
August 26, 2016
will this work on 25 to 50 lbs yellowtail or tuna?
1 Answers
Vic, Hello yes this reel will handle yellow tail and tuna as well.
on August 30, 2016

Victor Moore C. Ututalum-Infante
from N Las Vegas , Nevada asked:
August 26, 2016
would you use this on a boat trip, i mean for yellowtail or tuna on the 25 to 50 lbs and would this match with a terezMH 7 FOOT?
1 Answers
I would recommend using a bigger reel in the VR series such as the 200.
on August 29, 2016

Evan Denis
from FL asked:
June 13, 2016
Does the VR have the line lay of a VS or a VSX?
1 Answers
Both reels (VR and VS-X Series) do have a similar line lay.
on June 16, 2016

from Bourne, MA asked:
November 6, 2015
Will these be available in right hand retrieve? And how many yards of 40lb braid can this reel hold?
1 Answers
This reel will hold roughly 350 yards of 40lb braid, depending on the brand and thickness of the line. As far as right hand retrieve I do not believe that Van Staal has any plans for a lefty model any time soon.
on November 9, 2015


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