Van Staal VS X Series Bailess Spinning Reels

Van Staal VS X Series Bailess Spinning Reels

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TD Code
TypeGear RatioMono CapacityBraid CapacityLine
Spinning4.75:1300yds/10lb350yds/20lb27inLeft-HandSelect Color$0.00 USD
Spinning4.75:1360yds/12lb440yds/30lb30inLeft-HandSelect Color$0.00 USD
Spinning4.25:1400yds/15lb"500yds/40lb33.5inLeft-HandSelect Color$0.00 USD
Spinning4.25:1350/20lb600yds/50lb36.5inLeft-HandSelect Color$0.00 USD
Spinning4.25:1425yds/20lb400yds/80lb40.0inLeft-HandSelect Color$0.00 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 37 reviews
By Christos
Shalimar Florida
Amazing reel worth every penny
January 27, 2019
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 Matt
Carle Place, NY
Nothing compares
October 20, 2021
Simply one of the best reels out there. Extremely durable, easy to use and can take any beating you throw at it. If your serious about surf casting, this is the reel you need. It will outlast every other competitor
By skyler
eskasoni, NS
Excellent reel!!
October 19, 2021
Great workmanship went into this reel! Very tough fished with it all fall here in Cape Breton on some harsh conditions, fishing off rocks and long hikes. A fresh water hose bath after every use is all that's needed .
  • Excellent workmanship
  • A little pricey
By Michael
Burke, VA
September 14, 2021
IMO best reel for surf casting. Reliable and bullet proof.
By Anonymous
Vero Beach
Worth every dime...
May 22, 2021
I have used other reels wade fishing
The first time you dunk them it’s over,
Took me a while to spend the $$$$. Now I have 4, so when spend the money think of it as a long term investment and well worth it...
  • Worth the investment.
  • None
By Andre
Columbus , GA
Van Staal vsx250
April 10, 2021
Great reel , I love it . Great customer service and communication , fast shipping !
By Corey
Freeport, NY
Best All-Around Spinning Reel
February 8, 2021
VS150BXP is a work horse! Every saltwater angler should have this in their arsenal. This reel, paired with a 7ft spinning rod, proved itself time and time again against gator bluefish and cow striped bass.

Never a doubt in my mind that this reel could conquer any fish that took the line.
By Elza B.
Coastal Bend
The best ever, bar none.
December 15, 2020
Been surf fishing all my life, now retired on North Padre Island, and have daily access to the Padre Island National Seashore, one of the top surf fishing locations in the world, 60 miles of driving access to totally non-commercialized seashore. The Van Staal, third one in my tackle, is the only way to go. Handles any and all that takes the hook. As my father told me, “only costs a little bit more to go first class.” Van Staal is first class.
Thanks to my wife for getting me this for Christmas, and she enjoys hers too.
By Anthony B.
I love this reel, definitely top of the line.
October 27, 2020
Van Staal is definitely in a class by itself , by farvtje best reel I have ave ever owned. And the price from Tackle Direct beat all the other places i had looked at or considered buying from.
By Joey
New jersey
Great Reel
May 11, 2020
This reel has withstood the toughest conditions in the surf I have experienced, love how it performs.
By Kenny
Harwood, Maryland
chest deep wading must have
May 11, 2020
the vsx is definitely worth the money. you get a fully sealed reel that can be buried in sand and still works, you can even reel while it's fully submerged. very nice reel for the surfcaster
By Ahmed
McDonough, GA
A thing of beauty
July 28, 2019
I love this reel rigged,light and smooth .carries a ton of line 47LB drag all I wanted in a reel
going to mexico next month for tuna fishing i'm confident it won't let me down
By Alex
Money well spent
July 21, 2019
I’ve been fishing it from the surf and pier and I have zero complaints! My VSX250 holds plenty of line and pairs well with my rods. It’s a beast!
By Chris
Manorville, NY
Second to none
June 15, 2019
I fish on LI. From the pounding open beach to the lighthouse in Montauk. This reel is the only reel I trust. Yea it's not the smoothest reel on the market (because it has seals) but it's a friggin tank. There is a reason that dam near every North East surf fisherman owns on or two... Salty dunks, crunching sand from massive surf, drops and rocks this reel just keeps preforming. It was designed to take abuse that us surf fisherman put it through. All these people bashing the reel for (wahhhh, it's not smoothe, wahhhhhh it costs a lot, wahhhh you have to buy a power knob, wahhhh it's not made in the USA anymore) the reel was not meant for casual pier fishing. It was literally designed to take a beating in the surf and to just plain work. And as for outsourcing to China that is simply for production cost. 98% of everything is made in china. Don't let the fact that it's made overseas make you think anything less. You want a solid fishing tool, this is the best.
  • Solid, dependable, looks, performance, self serviceable
  • Price
By Emery
Melrose, MA
Best Money Buys
May 17, 2019
This reel, though it is priced very high, is second to none for serious surfcasters. It will never show wear and will not be the reason for a lost fish. ever. The bailess feature takes about an hour to get used to, but once you do, its super easy and smooth. I recommend buying a power knob for a more comfortable grip.
33 Questions & 31 Answers
from Jersey City nj asked:
November 14, 2019
Wondering if you put a bail on the x series?
1 Answer
The bailess models can't be converted to bail 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on November 15, 2019

from Pinellas Park, FL asked:
September 23, 2019
How long does it take for you to receive your reel if you choose economy shipping
1 Answer
Going to Florida usually 3-5 days on items in stock at TackleDirect
Submitted by: Ethan on September 25, 2019

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 Answer
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
Submitted by: Bernie 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 Answer
They are are left handed retrieve and not interchangeable.
Submitted by: Bernie 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 Answer
It would balance out well and you aren't getting a better surf/canal reel then the vsx200.
Submitted by: Bernie on March 9, 2018

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

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

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

from Wichita,Kansas asked:
January 21, 2018
How muck drag does the 275x have
1 Answer
The 275x has 47 pounds of max drag.
Submitted by: Bernie 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 Answer
That pairing would work very well on any beach.
Submitted by: Bernie on October 23, 2017

from Florida asked:
November 18, 2021
What size van staal vsx would you recommend for throwing flair hawk jigs for snook in the 1-2 oz range and what rod would pair nicely with it?
1 Answer
Hi Kaleb, Based on the fishing application you described I would recommend a Van Staal VSX 150 size. Specifically model: VS150XP Polished Black VS150BXP; TackleDirect Code: VAN-0105-1. This would pair great with a ODM DNA 8ft Surf rod. Model: NXD-82; TackleDirect Code: ODM-0030.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on November 22, 2021

Robert dipierro
from New York asked:
November 13, 2021
What reel would pair best with a 10' ODM DNA rod? Usually use 30lb braid. 

My son who is only 85 lbs is using the pole. Not sure if I should go 150 or 200

1 Answer
Hi Robert, Based on the rod you have I would recommend a Van Staal VS X Series 200 size. Specifically model: VS200XP Polished Black VS200BXP; TackleDirect Code: VAN-0106-1. This would match well with your ODM DNA 10ft surf rod and the bigger size reel will also balance the rod better for this setup. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on November 16, 2021

from miami florida asked:
July 14, 2021
How many yards of nomad pandora x8 50lb can i get on a vsx200
1 Answer
You will get roughly 342 yards of that braid onto the reel. 
Submitted by: Paul Olah on July 16, 2021

Michael N
from Absecon NJ asked:
May 15, 2021
what size best matches a 9' ODM DNA being fished w 30lb braid?
1 Answer
The best reel to pair with this rod would be the Van Staal VS150XP VS X-Series Spinning Reel.

Submitted by: Paul Olah on May 17, 2021

from Brooklyn, NY asked:
November 4, 2020
How many feet rods will go well with the VSX150?

And also for VSX200?

from MA asked:
April 30, 2020
Which reel would you recommend for a century 11ft sling shot 1327 the van stall 200 vsx or the 250 thank you Bill 
1 Answer
The Van Staal Bailess 250 will be the better fit for your rod. 
Submitted by: Sydney on May 1, 2020

from Massachusetts asked:
April 30, 2020
Is the frame on the model 250 the same as the 200 or is there a difference 
1 Answer
There is a slight difference in size between the reels
Submitted by: Sydney on April 30, 2020

Alex Castillo
from Watsonville , Ca asked:
March 3, 2020
Does the black paint on this reel ever chip off from use??.. And does the stainless steel ever rust!?? 
1 Answer
The anodized finish does not really chip, but it will certainly scratch if dropped on rocks or other hard surfaces. The silver color does hide blemishes better since the metal underneath the anodizing is a silverish color. As far as rust, that should never be a problem. The body of the reel is aircraft grade aluminum, holds up extremely well to abuse.
Submitted by: Brian on March 9, 2020

from Halifax MA asked:
February 24, 2020
Is the Van Staal VSX 275 to big for a 11' rod
1 Answer
Yes it is. A 200 or 250 will work. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on February 25, 2020

Won j lee
from 11361 asked:
May 19, 2019
Do you have a right handed 200size?
1 Answer
They do not make right hand retrieve 
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on May 21, 2019

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 Answer
The maximum drag capacity of the VS150 is 32.0
Submitted by: Rebecca 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 Answer
The VSX models we only carry in L/H. The VS 150 is available in black and R/H.
Submitted by: Donald 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Devon on February 24, 2018

Ryan cesiro
from FLORIDA asked:
February 20, 2018
When will you have the vsx 150 and 200 in stock?
1 Answer
From what we are hearing they are still several weeks out. There is no exact date of when they will be available/in stock.
Submitted by: Donald 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Donald 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Frank on March 19, 2015

from stratford asked:
February 6, 2015
what is the max drag on the 200vsx
1 Answer
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.
Submitted by: KRAIG 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: KRAIG on February 11, 2015

from NSW Australia asked:
September 14, 2014
right hand retrieve in any vsx series spinning reels?
1 Answer
The VSX will only be available in the left hand for now.
Submitted by: 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 Answer
Black and Silver only
Submitted by: 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 Answer
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!
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 1, 2014

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


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