Van Staal VS X-Series Bail Spinning Reels

Van Staal VS X-Series Bail 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/15lb500yds/40lb33.5inLeft-HandSelect Color$0.00 USD
Spinning4.25:1350/20lb600yds/50lb36.5inLeft-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
  • Solid, nickel-titanium manual bail
  • 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
4.5 Stars based on 16 reviews
By Nathan
Little Expensive
December 15, 2020
Great reel but it is a little bit expensive even for a Van Staal.
By Sebastian
Naples, FL
Worth every penny
December 15, 2020
best reel i own its insane how good this preforms
By Rene
Edmonds, WA
Top Tier Saltwater Spinning Reel
December 15, 2020
The Van Staal spinning reel is a beast, and a beauty at the same time. There is nothing flimsy about this reel. It feels and looks solid, yet sleek and simple. As another review pointed out, the bail will not close prematurely during a cast, causing the loss of bait, or worse yet, your favorite, expensive lure.

My only complaint would be that for its size, this reel is heavier than most. It might be more noticeable to me since the other reel I fish with often, is a Shimano Ci4+, which, for its size, is lighter than most.
ProsSturdy, quality build, Corrosion resistant, Smooth casting
ConsHeavy for its size
By Richie
Long Island
Great Reel
October 18, 2020
I like having a bail on a spinning reel. And no, no matter how hard you cast the bail will not come down on this reel and snap off one of your $20 plugs. If you want a quality bailed spinning reel for rough surf this is for you.
By Steve
Panama City Beach, Florida
Smooth casting
June 6, 2019
Very nice reel, smooth casting , very strong and enough drag to tire a fish out. Good deal with a rod as a bonus. my 2nd Van Staal reel. Very satisfied
By Scott
Van Staal VSB250XP VS X Bail Spinning Reel
May 25, 2019
Highly recommend Van Staal spinning reels over other competitor's products. Love the look feel and performance for offshore pelagic.
ProsHigh quality, light weight, waterproof, corrosion free, smooth...and beautiful piece of machinery.
Conslove it!
By Rodney
Robina Australia
Van Staal 250
April 21, 2019
I bought my Van Staal 250 over 10 years ago now, it still looks like new, and works just as good as ever, when I first used it I caught a giant stingray approx 6ft across, the drag packed it in and the drag clicker broke I sent it back to Van Staal, who fixed it for free, as you would expect with a new reel, and never had any issues since I've caught marlin giant stingrays, and many many other species over the years, without a service but probably should due to the amount of use it's had, I will be buying another one soon, if you buy one of these reels, you like myself will not need another.
Proslight weight, and tough, also an awesome looking reel
Consif you do buy one, get Van staal to service your drag before you take delivery for piece of mind.
By Jlop
Los Angeles
January 16, 2019
If you’re in the market for a handheld tank then you’re looking at the right item. Smooth as butter and can take anything you throw at it .
By Jeff H.
Aransas Pass, Texas
Proud to own this reel
June 24, 2018
It is so awesome to be surf fishing and see people's face as I get hit wave after wave. I live in South Texas and surf fish for blacktip sharks. Yes, it does Great. I feel invincible with this reel. Plus I just got in my new vr150, it is also awesome. Van Staal has made my life a better place.
ProsAwesome. ..period! !!!
ConsThere is none. But someday I dream of a Van Staal surf rod worthy of the name. How awesome would that be!
By Phil
Cape May, NJ
May 1, 2018
Had this reel used it about 6 times in about 4 months, caught some fish, loved it. The last time I used it, roughly 6 months after purchase, I was fighting a 10 lb redfish and the stainless bolt that holds the knob on snapped. Now, I’ve been waiting over 2 months for a “backordered” bolt!!! Chinese JUNK!! Idk how a company that sells $1000 reels has such shitty customer service! Never buying Van Staal again! Got myself a new 13 oz black shiny sinker for Heavin’ in Hatty!!!
ProsGood looking Can get dunked (thats about it)
ConsFell apart in under 6 months Warranty sucks Customer service sucks Have to send it back once a year $100 + Gets stiff in the winter
By Ty
Great Saltwater Reel
March 19, 2018
I ordered this reel for use in saltwater and it is exactly what I needed. I have had trouble with braided line pulling under other layers on spinning reels, when fighting big fish. The loading pattern on this reel avoids that entirely and makes casting long distance a breeze. Great reel!
ProsSolid construction and very well engineered.
ConsIt's big and heavy.
By Julio
Doral, Florida
Fish with confidence
April 5, 2016
This reel is tough as nails. The quality is great, the X-line lay is perfect. I used this reel to cast all kind of lures with no problem. And of course, I don't have to take care of it as I do with my others top-of -the-line reels.
By Sid
Sunnyvale, CA
Well Built reel
February 13, 2016
this particular reel is awesome,extremely well built holds up against regular dunkings in seawater
By Emery
Melrose, MA
Simply the best
December 28, 2015
The new Van Staal VSX series is completely bulletproof. I've been fishing it nonstop for a year and it's great. The bailless system takes a while to learn, but once learned, it's a great way to fish. The reel is entirely water proof and sand proof, and holds a crazy amount of line. I can't say enough about this reel.
ProsWater/sand proof Bailless Improved drag and oscillation Good casting Made of top notch materials
ConsNot particularly smooth
By cristian
Lake worth, FL
strong reel
May 3, 2015
awesome surf reel completely sealed and has great line capacity for those big tarpon off the beach
12 Questions & 12 Answers
Joe nyc
from NYC asked:
November 10, 2019
Can this be converted into bail-less?  Does it come with a kit?  Thanks.
1 Answer
They can not be converted to bail-less 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on November 11, 2019

from New Jersey asked:
January 15, 2019
What is the drag supposed to be on the Bailed 150X. Locked out it feels like 20 lbs max.
1 Answer
It has 35 pounds of drag
Submitted by: Bernie on January 16, 2019

from Florida asked:
January 23, 2018
How much does the 100 weigh
1 Answer
The VSX 100 weighs 16 oz.
Submitted by: Donald on January 24, 2018

from Tampa asked:
November 16, 2020
Would the 100 be a 4000 or 5000 size reel? Just trying to compare to other sizes like Shimano.
1 Answer
the VS100 would be very similar to a Shimano reel in the 5000 size range or slightly larger
Submitted by: Alex T on November 18, 2020

from BRASIL asked:
December 17, 2019
friend, Van staal 250 VSB it is available at the site?

1 Answer
These are currently not available.
Submitted by: Ethan on December 18, 2019

from Okinawa, Japan asked:
March 30, 2019
Hello!  I'm currently stationed overseas on Okinawa and the 7' rod cannot be shipped here via USPS as they have a 6' limit.  Would it be possible to substitute the VSB58-325 rod for the freebie instead?  Thanks!

1 Answer
Unfortunately we can not swap out the free rod for something else. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on April 4, 2019

from Australia asked:
February 11, 2017
Does VS X Series comes with a right hand retrieve?
1 Answer
The Van Staal VS X series reels only come in left hand retrieve.
Submitted by: Donald on February 14, 2017

from FLORIDA asked:
November 1, 2015
1 Answer
The VS150 X-Series and the VS150 both with the bail weigh the same... 1lb and 1.6ounces (17.6oz)
Submitted by: Kaitryn on November 4, 2015

Samuel Sherling
from Greenville, Alabama asked:
October 1, 2015
Does the x wrap oscillation really help with braided lines or is the older vsb models just as good
1 Answer
It does help to an extent, but from what I have heard the difference in distance is not noticeable. In order to get better line lay on the older models, you just have to make sure that when it is spooled it has a "hump" in the mono backing. This will ensure that the line lays on there well and you won't get the dreaded "hourglass" shaped spool.
Submitted by: David on October 1, 2015

Vassily Bourikas
from Athens, Greece asked:
May 29, 2015
Is the VSB 100 also available in the X-Series?
1 Answer
Hello Vassily. Yes they are. They can be seen here: Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Submitted by: Brandon on May 31, 2015

from Florida asked:
January 29, 2015
Is van staal made in the u.s.a.?
1 Answer
Van Staal reels are made in China.
Submitted by: Customer Service on January 29, 2015

from Chesapeake, VA asked:
December 24, 2014
Do the VS150X have a bail ?
1 Answer
The new Van Staal VSX will be available with a bail. It is called the VSB150XP.
Submitted by: Customer Service on December 26, 2014


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