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Van Staal VR50 VR Series Spinning Reel

Van Staal VR50 VR Series Spinning Reel

Price: $489.00

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Model
TD Code
Gear RatioMono CapacityBraid CapacityWeightInch Per TurnHand RetrievePrice
VR50 Silver
VAN-0144-1
6.3:1-360yds/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 55 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 robert
williamstown, NJ
May 6, 2019
Awesomenesss in a light package!
Great reel! Love this for back bay and river fishing. Lightweight and smooth as silk.
ProsWeight. Looks
ConsNone found yet but will revisit at end of the season.
By Philthy
Staten Island, New York
May 3, 2019
way to go!!
After trying out my buddys VR I knew I had to have one!!! Much smoother cranking than the coffee grinder VS series, and sealed!! Perfect for my uses, surfcasting with the occaisonal splash in water and sand.
Prosquality machining, smooth crank for a sealed reel, casts well, looks awesome
ConsPrice, but well worth it if it lasts
By Chris H.
Fort Worth, Texas
April 7, 2019
The Rolex Of Reels
I travel all over the world to fish and need absolute reliability for my travel set-ups. This is my second Van Staal and I can not over state how tough these reels are. I submerged them in the surf, buried them in sand, and dropped them on the rocks and they keep working like new. The VR 50 is simply amazing- super light with a heavy duty bail. Perfect for inshore fishing but with enough drag and capacity for light off-shore use.
Prosweight, the heavy duty bail, line capacity
Consno bailess conversion
By Lsteubing
Port Mansfield , texas
April 6, 2019
Performance
Reel is top quality .. I don't even bring a back up reel in tournaments anymore ..it is pricy but not having any issues or problems while your out fishing makes it worth every dime..
ProsLightweight.. very smooth .. all the power you need
By Stephen
Portland
April 1, 2019
Perfect engineering
Very well made. Top of the line, with great features and Van Staal reliability.
ProsSuper lightweight, strong drag, well made.
ConsNone
By Todd A.
Sebastian Inlet, Florida
March 24, 2019
Best reel
I got this reel a few days ago and I already got 10 snooks. Must be good luck. I fish at Sebastian with all the googans. This reel performs very well when fighting the big ones. One problem with my reel is the bail comes to close to your knuckle. Overall a great reel will last you 10-20 years if you take care of it.
ProsSmooth Light Powerful Holds a lot of line for all small it is.
ConsBail comes to close to knuckles.
By mario
Staten Island, NY
March 21, 2019
Love this little tank
This is my fluke and travel reel. Just came back from Costa Rica and this lil reel took on huge jacks, a monster corvina and a few spanish macks. Love it
By Carl
Newnan Ga.
March 19, 2019
Worth the investment
I've been holding back on getting one of these reels for a long time , Finally took the plunge and I asked myself "Why did I Wait " super well made, There's no down side to getting one, it holds more than enough line , Very smooth.
ProsSmooth, strong drag , well finished,
ConsHard to choke the coin but worth it
By mohammed
durban north, kzn
March 19, 2019
Amazing reel
Got this reel for only 2 weeks n I'm loving it. Havnt touched my Stella since I added this to my collection.
By Glenn
Jupiter FL
March 14, 2019
Best reel under $500
Love this little reel
By john
milton, ma
February 27, 2019
VR 200
I have this reel on a St Croix Legend 10'6 rod and the combination is light weight, powerful and very well balanced. The drag, casting distance and retrieval speed is more than adequate for The CC Canal and is perfect for surfcasting from the beach or rocks.
ProsLight weight, nice retrieval speed, ample line capacity, casts well.
Consno right hand retrieve
By Vincent
eastchester, NY
February 17, 2019
Just what I was waiting for!
I am not a die hard Montauk surfcaster or rock hopper. Strong enough and sealed enough to fish from shore and jetties and light enough to take on the kayak. Did have to take the the $800 VanStaal plunge. So happy with it, and it's versatility.
By Doug B.
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.
20 Questions & 21 Answers
Dinus
from Meteren asked:
February 10, 2019
Good day, I fishing with a st croix avid inshore 7ft. With Model is the combination of this rod? VR50 VR100 VR125 VR150 VR175.. Best regards From the Netherlands
1 Answer
The vr50 would pair up well with the Avid inshore rod.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 11, 2019

Joey
from Massachusetts asked:
January 15, 2019
Dose anyone know if any of the Van staal VR series come in right hand handle?
1 Answer
Left hand only
Submitted by: Bernie on January 16, 2019

Phil Rudolph
from West cheater pa asked:
January 2, 2019
Would you recommend this reel for fluke fishing New Jersey it is it to big
1 Answer
The vr50 would be perfect for fluking or any inshore fishing in NJ.
Submitted by: Bernie on January 3, 2019

Christopher T.
from Long Island asked:
October 25, 2018
When will this reel be in stock without needing to pre-order it?
1 Answer
They will probably be in stock spring 2019, we are currently filling backorders from August.
Submitted by: 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.
Submitted by: Bernie on September 21, 2018
Submitted by: Chris on September 21, 2018

MARC M
from Katy texas asked:
September 7, 2018
What’s max drag on this reel
1 Answer
25 pounds of drag
Submitted by: 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 Answer
Were currently filling backorders from last winter still, at best this reel if purchased today is still months out.
Submitted by: 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 Answer
If you were to order today the reel would be still be months out as were still filling orders from late winter early spring.
Submitted by: 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 Answer
The vr50 would pair much better with a 9 foot rod.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 12, 2018

REDUAN RAHMAT
from Singapore asked:
December 16, 2017
Where is this reel made?
1 Answer
This and all Van Staal reels are made in China.
Submitted by: 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Ricky on July 5, 2018

Joan
from FL asked:
April 27, 2018
When do you think the vr50 will be available?
1 Answer
If you order today? Hopefully by July. We are working on December backorders at the moment and stock is trickling in very slow.
Submitted by: 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 Answer
The St. Croix VIS70HF Avid Inshore Spinning Rod - 7 ft. would match the VR50 for the application your setting to use the combo for.
Submitted by: Donald on February 10, 2018

Mitchell waltermire
from Sebastian, Florida asked:
January 2, 2018
When is the vr50 gonna be availible?
1 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Donald on January 3, 2018

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

Hubert Dc
from Aruba asked:
December 9, 2017
Can you swicht this reel to right hand retrieve?
1 Answer
Unfortunately the VR50's are only available in L/H retrieve.
Submitted by: 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 Answer
The VR 50 is the approximate size of a 3000 size reel.
Submitted by: 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 Answer
The VR50 has a manual bail and will not include a bail-less conversion kit like the other models of the VR.
Submitted by: Devon on September 18, 2017

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

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