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Van Staal VR200 VR Series Spinning Reel

Van Staal VR200 VR Series Spinning Reel

Price: $589.00

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Model
TD Code
Gear RatioMono CapacityBraid CapacityWeightInch Per TurnHand RetrievePrice
VR200
VAN-0124
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 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
Boston
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
Boston
December 16, 2018
Great
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.
By PHIL GULINO
MA
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
BROOKLYN, NY
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 !!!
ConsNONE
By SNOOK TURTLE
FLORIDA
July 3, 2018
VR50 WORTH IT!
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
MIDDLETOWN, DE
June 17, 2018
simply awesome
works great, clean simple and strong
9 Questions & 9 Answers
Peter
from Florida asked:
June 24, 2018
What is the drag on this?
1 Answers
40 lbs of drag
Bernie
on June 25, 2018

Gillum
from RI asked:
August 21, 2018
How will the VR200 match up w/ 11‚€™ ODM Jigster and 10‚€™ St. Croux Mojo? The Jigster is my primary rod for the Cape Cod Canal & RI rocks while the Mojo is used in the surf on the open beach. Looking at this reel to handle all scenarios. Could I go smaller?
1 Answers
The VR200 will work perfect for all the scenarios you listed. The VR150 would be the smallest you can go.
Rebecca
on August 22, 2018

Andy
from Miami, FL asked:
February 10, 2018
Hi is this reel smooth enought for vertical jigging?
1 Answers
This reel is generally designed for surf fishing. Because of the gaskets on the reel, it is not as smooth and effortless of a retrieve as you would get from the likes of a Shimano or Daiwa reel. If smooth is what you are looking for I'd suggest looking into a Shimano Saragosa, Twin Power, or Stella.
Devon
on February 13, 2018

Carvin
from NZ asked:
January 11, 2017
Hi, is the right hand model out yet?
1 Answers
there is not a right handed model for tVan Staal VR200 VR Series Spinning Reel yet.
Donald
on January 11, 2017

Jose Luis Perez
from Spain asked:
December 21, 2016
How many bearins does it have?
1 Answers
The VR200 has 8 bearings.
Donald
on December 21, 2016

Ray
from NJ asked:
September 20, 2016
What is the maximum drag on this reel? What is the weight of the reel?
1 Answers
The VR200 weighs 17oz. They do not advertise a drag rating for these reels.
John
on September 21, 2016

Milan
from Rep. of Serbia asked:
February 19, 2016
Does it have s.steel gearing mechanism (stainless steel main and pinion gear) like in older models?
1 Answers
Yes it does. The main gear and pinions are made from hardened stainless steel, and the main gear will never slip or strip on you when under pressure. Also, the main gear is over sized to provide more fish-fighting torque per crank of the handle, which means you control the fight, not the fish. Because of this it increases your landing to loosing ratio of fish.
Kaitryn
on February 20, 2016

Mohammed Fareed
from Khobar, Eastern Province asked:
December 30, 2015
Do they have an option for a right hand retrieve reel
1 Answers
These reels are not currently available in a right hand retrieve. The estimate for a right hand retrieve model is late 2016.
David
on December 31, 2015

Keith
from Chula Vista, California asked:
July 20, 2015
What is a good spinning rod to pair with the VR200? I will be using it for some jigging and some surf fishing.
1 Answers
There are a lot of good rod options for that reel from St Croix, Lamiglas, RH Customs, and Century.
David
on July 21, 2015

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