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Van Staal VS X Series Bailess Spinning Reels

Van Staal VS X Series Bailess Spinning Reels

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TypeGear RatioMono CapacityBraid CapacityLine
Spinning4.75:1300yds/10lb350yds/20lb27inLeft-HandSelect Color$719.00 USD
Spinning4.75:1360yds/12lb440yds/30lb30inLeft-HandSelect Color$739.00 USD
Spinning4.25:1400yds/15lb"500yds/40lb33.5inLeft-HandSelect Color$779.00 USD
Spinning4.25:1350/20lb600yds/50lb36.5inLeft-HandSelect Color$809.00 USD
Spinning4.25:1425yds/20lb400yds/80lb40.0inLeft-HandSelect Color$839.00 USD
The Van Staal X-Series Reels are based on the same foundation that made Van Staal legendary for power and durability.  A completely sealed and waterproof reel machined out of aeronautics grade 6061-T6 aluminum, with a solid titanium shaft, hardened stainless steel main gear and pinion, and patented waterproof sealed drag.  The Van Staal VS and VSB Reels are designed for a lifetime of fishing.  The New X-Series reels now have the X-Wrap oscillation system that lays the line completely flat, designed to cast further and allow for greater drag pressures when using braided line.  The drag system has also been improved allowing for greater drag range.

  • Fully-machined and sealed waterproof aluminum body
  • Sealed waterproof drag system
  • MicroClick drag tuning accuracy
  • Heavy-duty stainless steel spiral-bevel main gear
  • Titanium-nitride treated center shaft
  • Titanium-nitride line roller
5 Stars based on 18 reviews
By Christos
Shalimar Florida
January 27, 2019
Amazing reel worth every penny
I have had a can staal before and it wasn’t a x series and the line lay was horrible but on the series the line lay is amazing
By Meghan
patchogue, ny
February 18, 2019
love being able to get the reel soaked and not worry
By William
Panama city beach, Florida
December 3, 2018
Best of it's class
When I moved to Florida and started fishing the piers, I used to wonder why so many people had these expensive reels. I own 3 now. Enough said, once you fish a Staal you'll understand.
ProsBullet proof, Strong drag, 100% sealed
ConsSlower gear ratio, slightly heavy
By David Paquin
Manhattan Beach, CA
November 14, 2018
Best fir Baja
These Van Staal reels are the very best for central Baja surf casting. Unless you have fished there, you can't imagine how rough Baja is on gear. My Penns, although I've loved them all, don't last more than 6 months at most before they rot and fall apart. The Van Staal reel is bullet proof, seriously. As far as the price, I'll never need another reel, so I guess if you spread the price out over the same time frame that I would have bought 10 other reels, then its a great deal. Took me a long time to pull the trigger on my first VS, but I couldn't be happier. They are by far the very best reels if you need durability and dependability in extreme conditions.
ProsCan handle any rough conditions
ConsEveryone wants to borrow mine!
By Spider
Long island
October 21, 2018
Best reel for surf fishing and a nine foot rod
By Kevin
Tuxedo, NY
September 23, 2018
Best reel on the market
This is hands down the top of the line.
By SnookSlayerFL
South Florida
August 19, 2018
Definitely not worth the money
Ok, so for one it's not even close to being considered smooth. It makes noise on retrieve and even when free spinning at home. It's way too tight of a retrieve. The factory handle knob absolutely will drive you insane and force you to buy an upgraded or aftermarket handle knob. This reel is NOT made in the USA, I dont care what anyone tells you, they are made in china now, says right on the reel stem MADE IN CHINA. Yeah it looks nice and its watertight, so what?!.... For a reel that's designed to cast lures all day you would expect something smooth to not exhaust you after 100+ casts. And don't get me started on the drag, it advertises at over 30lbs, I pretty much lock it down and drag gets pulled by small fish, you can get 35lbs of drag from a $199 Cabo that's alot stronger and smoother. Traded mine up, got a new Daiwa Satist BJ4000, people make mistakes, I did buying a vsx150, but now I'm a recoverd idiot-oholic. Unless you're fishing specifically for bluefish and stripers up north dont waste your money.
ProsIt looks good Its water tight
ConsDrag is not as stated The retrieve is extremely rough Handle knob is bluegill sized for a "saltwater reel" Made in China Line roller hissing from the factory line Overpriced
By jessie
waldwick NJ
June 27, 2018
so smooth and dependable
as a person who has gotten to use a butt load of rod and reel combos and tackle over the years BUY THIS! It just doesn't stop going! Best overall spinning reel I've ever Used!
Prosunparalleled quality and materials combined with function. clicking drag knob . longer drag screw than most older Stalls
Consexpensive but worth it for the surf guys out there
By Rangelo
Miami, FL
February 12, 2018
Best of the best
Reel does it's job and has never failed. Whether on the jetties or in the surf getting pounded the staal performs flawlessly. The reel retrieve isn't that fast but is makes up for it with power. The deep spool also helps a tremendous amount.
By Anthony
Boynton Beach, Florida
November 29, 2017
Amazing quality
This is by far the best reel I have ever owned and or used. A bit pricey but is worth the investment in the long run. You can use this reel in any situation, I have caught everything on this reel.
By Matt
New York, NY
June 27, 2017
Amazing Versatility!
I finally found the one reel that can really be used in all fishing situations! What an amazing reel! It can do anything in the surf because it's a Van Staal and it allows you to fish light tackle with confidence. 350 yds/ 20lb braid and 30lbs of drag is plenty to fight practically anything in the surf and you can take it on the kayak or boat and go after the deep water fish as well. It's much smoother than I expected and I had a shimano twin power before. I feel this reel can go around the world fit every application and you will forget how much you paid for it!
ProsTough and smooth.
By luke
May 31, 2017
best reel ever
This reel is the best reel ever, it is the most dependable reel out there. Have had this reel for 5 years and still works like it's brand new.
By Victor Jankowski
Howell Michigan
February 19, 2017
I believe this is the ultimate surf reel. At the present time, I own several Van Staal VS Reels and never had any problems. With the exception of line lay, (which is not really a major concern) and with a little effort can be reasonably corrected. My Van Staal VS275XP is a visual work of art. No machine marks anywhere, made with top grade materials and is truly water proof! And the (small) line lay problem has been corrected. Is it the ideal Blue Water spinning reel? Not really, but after all, it was designed for the surf and for this objective, it is absolutely perfect! I would like to thank Kraig Friedman and the other fine people at TackleDirect for bringing this wonderful product to my attention.
ProsSurf Perfection! What else can be said!
By moshe
Washington, DC
January 17, 2017
bucktail/swimshad setup
I bought this reel for my bucktail/swishad/spoon setup. The reel is paried with 8'6 century slingshot--and would not pair the reel with any rod over 9-9.5'. My only complaint is the distance from the rod to the reel is limited. Be prepared to hit your knuckles when reeling if you like to keep your rod hand up high near the spool.
By John
Boston, Ma
December 19, 2016
Exceilent service got the in three days.
I got the VS 250 X series it does everthing that Van Staal said it would do and more. what a top of the line reel. I can't wait to use it on the Cape Cod Canal bring in those 40# plus striped bass this spring.
Proscompletely water proof, lite weight.
21 Questions & 20 Answers
from Boston,MA asked:
December 30, 2018
How Many yds of braid 65# and 80# does vsx 250 and 50# and 65# on the vsx275 hold
1 Answers
For the 250 65# Roughly 500 yards and for the 80# 430 yards and for the 275 50# will get you around 650 yards and the 65# 575 yards
on January 9, 2019

from Houston tx asked:
November 16, 2018
The vsx150 does it come in right hand or is it not interchangeable from left to right?
1 Answers
They are are left handed retrieve and not interchangeable.
on November 19, 2018

from Brooklyn, NY asked:
March 8, 2018
How will this reel (vsx 200) balance with a mojo surf 11’ rod at cape cod canal throwing lures from 3-7 oz?
1 Answers
It would balance out well and you aren't getting a better surf/canal reel then the vsx200.
on March 9, 2018

from philadelpia pa asked:
February 17, 2018
hi do u have vsx200 vsx250 in right reel
1 Answers
These reels are only available in a left hand retrieve.
on February 19, 2018

from Halifax MA asked:
February 13, 2018
What's the drag on a VSX 250
1 Answers
47 pounds of drag.
on February 14, 2018

from ca asked:
January 28, 2018
How much drag does the 100xp have?
1 Answers
35 pounds of drag.
on January 29, 2018

from Wichita,Kansas asked:
January 21, 2018
How muck drag does the 275x have
1 Answers
The 275x has 47 pounds of max drag.
on January 22, 2018

daniel keenan
from NY asked:
October 21, 2017
How would a VS200 pair with a St Croix 10ft Avid series surf (AVSS100MF2)? Or is there a better pairing for sandy beach applications? Ty.
1 Answers
That pairing would work very well on any beach.
on October 23, 2017

from Evansville, Indiana asked:
August 13, 2018
I was looking at the specs for the Van Staal 250 x series and it says 600 yards of 50 pound braid. That’s an estimate but roughly how much line would that hold of 50 pound power pro max cuatro line?

from staten island, NY asked:
June 29, 2018
what is the max drag on the vs 150
1 Answers
The maximum drag capacity of the VS150 is 32.0
on June 30, 2018

from philadelpia pa asked:
February 23, 2018
hi when do u have vsx 200 or vsx 250 right hand retriever in store, I know u only have in left hand but about right hand let know asap
1 Answers
The VSX models we only carry in L/H. The VS 150 is available in black and R/H.
on February 23, 2018

from Florida asked:
February 22, 2018
Do the x series staals have the hourglass line like the Vs series or is that fixed with the x wrap system? Also what is the max drag on the 150 size? Thanks!
1 Answers
Van Staal does not provide a maximum drag rating, but the reel has a strong drag system that is more than sufficient for any 30 to 40 lb. braid class applications. The line laying issues with the VS have been addressed in the VS X-Series. The VS X-Series reels will not "hour glass" the line on the spool.
on February 24, 2018

Ryan cesiro
from FLORIDA asked:
February 20, 2018
When will you have the vsx 150 and 200 in stock?
1 Answers
From what we are hearing they are still several weeks out. There is no exact date of when they will be available/in stock.
on February 21, 2018

from Hawaii asked:
March 26, 2017
How many yards of 80 lb. Power Pro Hollow would fit on the VS250XP.? Trying to decide on the 250 or 275 based on 80 lb. Power Pro Hollow capacity. Mahalo in advance.!
1 Answers
You will fit between 75-90 yards less Power Pro on the VSX250 compared to the VSX275. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 29, 2017

from Maine asked:
March 19, 2015
Is the box a new Van Staal comes in sealed, for the protection of the buyer .So he knows it wasn't somewhere else before he gets it. The last time I bought one the box was in shrink wrap. Do they still do this.
1 Answers
Normally they come in the individual box they where shipped in from China, they blue packing tape will be unbroken, the only way the seal on a box would be broken is one if it was in the show case, or two taken out of the box to be spooled.
on March 19, 2015

from stratford asked:
February 6, 2015
what is the max drag on the 200vsx
1 Answers
Van Staal does not publish the max drag for the VSX reels. The original VS series put out #30+ of drag. Van Stall is saying that the new VSX is capable of more and smoother.
on February 16, 2015

from Acton Me asked:
February 4, 2015
Can I use a VS150 spool on a VS X150. Are these spools inter changeable.
1 Answers
Yes, you can use the VS 150 spool on the VSX 150. However, you MUST use the VSX drag knob. The VS drag knob will not work due to the increased length of the shaft.
on February 11, 2015

from NSW Australia asked:
September 14, 2014
right hand retrieve in any vsx series spinning reels?
1 Answers
The VSX will only be available in the left hand for now.
Customer Service
on September 15, 2014

from NSW Australia asked:
September 7, 2014
is there a gold finish in any VS X series, and right hand wind?
1 Answers
Black and Silver only
Customer Service
on September 7, 2014

Jim Gacad
from Furlong, PA asked:
September 1, 2014
I am looking to purchase a Van Staal VS-X reel, but I'm not sure whether the 200 or 250 would be better for me. I am using an 11' rod with 30 lb braided line for surf fishing on Island Beach State Park in NJ. What would you recommend?
1 Answers
The VS-X won't be out until late this Winter. For IBSP, the 200 will be perfect. We have a special going on now on VS and VSB reels-by reel and get a Van Staal jigging rod free!
Customer Service
on September 1, 2014

from gulfshores,alabama asked:
August 31, 2014
news on a 175?
1 Answers
Nothing yet. They are concentrating on getting the "usual" sizes out on the market.
Customer Service
on September 1, 2014


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