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Van Staal VR50 VR Series Spinning Reel

Van Staal VR50 VR Series Spinning Reel

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Model
TD Code
Gear RatioMono CapacityBraid CapacityWeightInch Per TurnHand RetrievePrice
VR50 Silver
VAN-0144-1
6.8:1-360yds/20lb8.9oz37Left$489.00 USD

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 38 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 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
By Phillip
Bothell, WA
June 3, 2018
Power is fine
I had hard time to change into manual bail convention. The manual bail parts did not fit this reel. Screws are too small and weak.
By Harry
Tx
May 19, 2018
Great reels for the surf
Under water 2 hours per day surf fishing down on the golf coast of tx, never a problem. Have the 125 and 150 on 10.5 and 9 foot surf rods.
By Dave
Levittown, Pa
March 22, 2018
Van Staal vr150
The Van staal reputation speaks for itself. Lightweight and durable. Tackle direct always seems to have better inventory availability than other shops and quick delivery.
ProsLightweight, smooth, dependable. Love the manual full bail.
By KK
Long Island, NY
March 14, 2018
Great Solid Reel
Can't compare to other Van Staals as this is my first, but reel is built very solid, is easy to service and is very smooth, especially for a sealed reel. Like the option of being able to switch out spools to 125 size reel. Can't wait to catch first striper on it in spring.
By William Schwartz
Palisades, NY
January 31, 2018
Best reel ever!
Top quality. Worth every penny. Light, smooth, no gimmicks.... no hassles.
17 Questions & 18 Answers
Christopher T.
from Long Island asked:
October 25, 2018
When will this reel be in stock without needing to pre-order it?
1 Answers
They will probably be in stock spring 2019, we are currently filling backorders from August.
Bernie
on October 26, 2018

Eric
from Arroyo city Texas asked:
September 21, 2018
What surf rod for throw small lures like mirrolures up 3/4 oz lures and 1/4 oz lures also and inshore snook and juvenile tarpon rod for van steal vr50 ?
2 Answers
The 9 foot tactical series surf from TFO or the St.Croix mojo surf 8 foot medium power.
Bernie
on September 21, 2018

MARC M
from Katy texas asked:
September 7, 2018
What’s max drag on this reel
1 Answers
25 pounds of drag
Bernie
on September 10, 2018

John
from San Francisco, California asked:
August 22, 2018
If I would order the reel today how long will it take to receive it ?
1 Answers
Were currently filling backorders from last winter still, at best this reel if purchased today is still months out.
Bernie
on August 23, 2018

Bryon Detwiler
from Long Island NY asked:
August 22, 2018
Do you guys currently have this reel in stock, and if not when can I expect it available?
1 Answers
If you were to order today the reel would be still be months out as were still filling orders from late winter early spring.
Bernie
on August 23, 2018

TCav
from SINY asked:
February 11, 2018
Is the VR50 a better match with a 10 foot rod or is it to light and thus better suited for a 9 foot. (NJ surf).
1 Answers
The vr50 would pair much better with a 9 foot rod.
Bernie
on February 12, 2018

REDUAN RAHMAT
from Singapore asked:
December 16, 2017
Where is this reel made?
1 Answers
This and all Van Staal reels are made in China.
Bernie
on December 18, 2017

john
from florida asked:
November 20, 2017
will this reel have a clicker drag knob ? or free style like the vbs150.
1 Answers
If it does have a clicker it will be very quite it wont be a loud audible clicking with every turn of the drag knob.
Bernie
on November 20, 2017

Ty
from Monterey California asked:
June 24, 2018
I ordered a VR50 and can't wait to get it. The one questions I have is that I see you can spool 380 yards of 20 lb braid on it but could you go 30 lb braid and if so how many yards of 30 could possibly be spooled? If putting a little heavier braid on the reel, will that effect the casting or effeiecny of the reel? Thanks
1 Answers
Going from 20lb to 30lb will not make big difference when it comes to casting distance. You would get some where around 300-320 yards of line on the reel.
Ricky
on July 5, 2018

Joan
from FL asked:
April 27, 2018
When do you think the vr50 will be available?
1 Answers
If you order today? Hopefully by July. We are working on December backorders at the moment and stock is trickling in very slow.
John
on April 27, 2018

Jason Eash
from Fort Myers, Florida asked:
February 9, 2018
I ordered a VR50. What type of rod would you recommend for large snook, small-med. tarpon in the $100.00-$300.00 range? length?, 15-30?, Brand?
1 Answers
The St. Croix VIS70HF Avid Inshore Spinning Rod - 7 ft. would match the VR50 for the application your setting to use the combo for.
Donald
on February 10, 2018

Mitchell waltermire
from Sebastian, Florida asked:
January 2, 2018
When is the vr50 gonna be availible?
1 Answers
The VR 50 will be available to purchase once all pre orders have been shipped out. I would advise going through the pre order process so you do not miss out a chance to get this reel.
Donald
on January 3, 2018

John
from Connecticut asked:
December 24, 2017
Will this ever be released? Are there manufacturing problems ?
1 Answers
This item will be getting fully released in late January - mid February. That is the time table we are giving at this time.
Donald
on December 27, 2017

Hubert Dc
from Aruba asked:
December 9, 2017
Can you swicht this reel to right hand retrieve?
1 Answers
Unfortunately the VR50's are only available in L/H retrieve.
Donald
on December 9, 2017

Josh kennedy
from North Carolina asked:
September 21, 2017
what size reel would you say this would compare to possibly a 3000 or 4000 size reel or bigger?
1 Answers
The VR 50 is the approximate size of a 3000 size reel.
Devon
on September 23, 2017

Jim S
from CAPE CORAL, Florida asked:
September 16, 2017
Will the VR50 VR have auto bail return or manual?
1 Answers
The VR50 has a manual bail and will not include a bail-less conversion kit like the other models of the VR.
Devon
on September 18, 2017

Scott Brown
from Florida asked:
August 5, 2017
is VR 50 also shipping with a bailess kit?
1 Answers
No it is not. A bailess kit will not be available for the VR 50.
Devon
on August 7, 2017

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