Van Staal VR150 VR Series Spinning Reel

Van Staal VR150 VR Series Spinning Reel

Price: $529.00
TD Code
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
4.5 Stars based on 78 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 Alvin
smooth and light VR200
May 13, 2020
I bought this to pair with my Lamiglas Carbon surf 11’ 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 don’t 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.
By pete
Radford, Virginia
Super reel for salt water
February 8, 2020
Rock solid and plenty tough. Also surprisingly light and a very strong /reliable drag,. You can swing this reel all day.
ProsLight, strong and reliable
ConsNo line keeper on the reel, would like to have one
By Jay
Middle village, NY
January 30, 2020
I have received my reel two days ago. Look pros. Drags Strong. Not being able to fishing yet!!
ProsLook like a beautiful lady.
ConsNot that I known.
By Frank
Staten Island
Great Reel
January 11, 2020
This is a great reel. It’s very dependable when ur pulling in a trophy fish. Drag system is great and a very smooth reel.
By Larry
Long Beach, New York
Great Surf Bay Reel
January 7, 2020
Matched this up with a 9 foot ODM bay rod, great combo for all the scoolie bass we had this past fall!
ProsRetrieve ratio, water tight, manual ball.
ConsNon, I am happy with this reel
By Kenny
Columbia, Maryland
A must have for the surf
November 20, 2019
This reel is bullet proof to water and that is one of the most sought after features in a reel when surf fishing. reels get dunked when you aren't noticing and this waterproof reel is definitely worth the investment
11 Questions & 11 Answers
from keyport, nj asked:
September 19, 2018
Do you know the spool diameter sizes for the vr125 and vr150?
1 Answer
The vr150 is on backorder and we are unable to get a measurement for you however the vr125 spool diameter is 53.27 mm
Submitted by: Bernie on September 20, 2018

Norman vogelsang
from New Jersey asked:
October 24, 2017
Is right to left hand reversible
1 Answer
Hello Norman, The VR150 is a left hand retrieve only.
Submitted by: Bernie 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Rebecca on August 14, 2018

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

from CT. asked:
April 24, 2018
Are the spools interchangeable between the VR 125 & theVR150?
1 Answer
Submitted by: John 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 Answer
A Van Staal VR150 would be the perfect size reel to pair with a 10'6" Triumph.
Submitted by: Devon 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 Answer
For the best balance the VR 150 would be a good size reel to match with the Frontier 10'6'' rod.
Submitted by: Donald on March 8, 2018

from nevada asked:
August 26, 2016
will this work on 25 to 50 lbs yellowtail or tuna?
1 Answer
Vic, Hello yes this reel will handle yellow tail and tuna as well.
Submitted by: Tyler 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 Answer
I would recommend using a bigger reel in the VR series such as the 200.
Submitted by: Donald 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 Answer
Both reels (VR and VS-X Series) do have a similar line lay.
Submitted by: Donald 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: David on November 9, 2015


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