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Van Staal VS150XP VS X-Series Spinning Reel

Van Staal VS150XP VS X-Series Spinning Reel

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TypeGear RatioMono CapacityBraid CapacityLine
VS150XP Polished Black VS150BXP
Spinning4.75:1360yds/12lb440yds/30lb30inLeft-HandPolished Black VS150BXP$739.00 USD
VS150XP Polished Silver VS150SXP
Spinning4.75:1360yds/12lb440yds/30lb30inLeft-HandPolished Silver VS150SXP$739.00 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 17 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 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.
By Alex
Pozzuoli, Italy
August 4, 2016
Worth it
This reel is pricey but totally worth it. Capable of any fish you run in to and takes abuse and just keeps going. Very happy with my 250 and it has been going strong all year.
ProsPowerful, good drag, good line lay, great for wetsuiting.
3 Questions & 3 Answers
from Miami, Florida asked:
August 29, 2016
How much drag does this reel have and is it good for fishing for snook and also at the same time for bass?
1 Answers
Alex, Hello van staal does not publish there drag but the rating is around 30lbs. This reel would work for snook and it maybe a little to big for bass.
on August 30, 2016

Michael Hopkins
from Sebastain, Florida asked:
August 22, 2016
Do they make a left hand retrieve reel in this model? If not does any model offer a left hand retrieve from Van Staal?
1 Answers
Michael, Hello they do not make a right hand retrieve in the the x series. But they did make right handed retrieve in the VS model which we have some left. In the link below
on August 22, 2016

from Florida asked:
April 15, 2016
1 Answers
No they do not, the gold has been discontinued with the original VS series.
on April 16, 2016


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