Van Staal VS150L Spinning Reels

Van Staal VS150L Spinning Reels

Price: $699.00
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TD Code
Line Capacity (yds/lb)Gear RatioWeight (oz)Spool Diameter (oz) Line  Retrieve (in)ColorSide of HandlePrice
VS150L Black
Mono 360/12 Braided 440/304.75:112.02.25530.0BlackRight$699.00 USD
VS150L Silver
Mono 360/12 Braided 440/304.75:112.02.25530.0SilverRight$699.00 USD
The Van Staal VS Series Spinning Reels combine the art of design and manufacturing into a reel of uncompromising strength and simplicity. The frame, rotor and spool are machined from billet aluminum for unyielding strength, unlike other high-end reels that are made from weak die cast aluminum and plastic. Internal parts are made from the highest grades of metals available like stainless steel and titanium. The patented waterproof maintenance free drag system runs on two stainless steel ball bearings for silky smooth drag performance under the harshest conditions. The main gear and pinion are hardened stainless steel. The large diameter main shaft is made from solid titanium, and mirror polished for smooth operation. Choose from a selection of 5 different models, including the VS100, VS150, VS200, VS250, and VS300 to suit your particular needs. Available in gold, black and silver.
5 Stars based on 14 reviews
By Curtis
Canton, GA
The Best!
January 20, 2021
My son's been using this reel fishing the piers in Florida for years. We expect it to last for many more. He's landed Spanish, kings, cobia, and has hooked some tarpon with it. It's pricey but worth it if you're serious about your saltwater fishing.
By Dan
Manchester, CT
It's a VS. You get what you pay for.
November 20, 2019
This reel has swam out to rocks, been dragging through the sand, used as a hammer, and landed me some serious fish. I don't know if I've ever cleaned it in the 3 years I've owned it, it still performs as new and will continue to do so. Grease it up in the winter and let her eat. I do hate the stock knob, just get the power knob you won't regret it. Now, if VS would catch up to other brands and start making all sizes in a RH retrieve....
By Clyde
Melbourne, FL
Light but Strong!!!
August 14, 2018
This is my go to surf reel. Granted we don't have tough conditions like the NW down here in Florida, but I don't fish like the normal Florida surf fisher. I go about stomach high and cast and for me not to worry if my reel gets salt water is a great relief. I took one star because of the line lay. Yes there's a way you can spool to prevent this, but for this price this shouldn't be an issue. I wish I could find a lefty silver one. The power knob is a must!!! It not only looks great it feels great.
  • Super light, super smooth, strong drag.
  • Line lay, You can see every scratch on the black one.
By Kyle
Charleston, SC
Awesome reel!
May 24, 2018
Great reel, super light. Ended up packing on just about 440 yds of 30 lb. Cant wait to hook into some fish with it
By Etan
New York
Van Staal VS150L is a BEAST
February 18, 2017
I bought a 2nd VS150L as a backup to my original. I've caught big tarpon, giant golden dorado, and big blues within the last 4 years without getting my reel serviced. until very recently I had to service the original 150L because I didn't have the quad seal alignment tool to tighten the frame of the spool which had gotten loose after the last 4 years of fighting beastly fish. I decided to buy a backup just in case and will purchase this tool (tool is included in VS Service Kit or can find in hardware store) so I will have it on me on future fishing excursions. All in all if you want to battle big fish having the confidence that the reel will perform with perfection and won't give out under pressure from the biggest fish then I highly recommend this reel.
  • *Reel with last a lifetime *Beautiful design, super strong gears, body, and smooth drag
  • *May take a little time getting used to using bailess spinning reel
By Cristian
Lake worth, FL
Favorite spinning reel
January 11, 2017
This is the best reel for beach fishing don't have to worry if you drop it in the water or sand gets in it
By ian
November 12, 2016
This reel is super light and strong. In the fall I caught 400 10-15lb Blues and numerous bass to 30 lbs of the beach and jetty and harbors on LI and the reel is still like it's brand new. This reel took a beating and it is working great!
  • Iron tank
  • None
By Margaret
Poughkeepsie, NY
Reel for Montauk
April 18, 2015
I occasionally make the trip to fish in Montauk in October or in the late spring, I have had my Van Staal for almost a decade and it is still going strong even with the heavy abuse.
By David
Rishon Le Zion, Israel
Built like tank awsome reel
January 25, 2015
Built like tank awsome reel
By Rick
Loganville, GA
Unbelievable reel!
May 21, 2014
Purchased the VS150 about a year ago and have used it for fresh and saltwater. Big cats and stripers in fresh, everything you can imagine in salt. This reel pricey but worth every penny. I will be buying the VS250 today.
And dealing with Tackle Direct has been fantastic. Ordered the reel then noticed after receiving it there was a VS combo for the same price. Tackle Direct promptly sent me the rod. No problems. Thanks guys!
By Joe
Worth every penny
April 6, 2014
The VS series of reels are second to none. Totally waterproof sealed reel is fully functional underwater. Little or no maintenance is required, just rinse with fresh water after every use. It's worth every penny.
  • Waterproof
  • Strong drag
  • Low Maintenance
  • Standard handle on smaller reels isn't the best
  • Slightly heavy
By walter
huthcinson, minnesota
April 3, 2014
when i first dunked this reel, it was amazing because no matter what you do to it, it is built like a tank. whether it's caked with mud, gravel,sand or just under water all day, it just will not stop.
  • sealed drag and body is a good plus
  • i detract one star because it's not the smoothest.
By Ted
wareham, ma
vs 200
March 24, 2014
I own a vs 200 and it is an excellent reel, can take a beating and keep on ticking. sealed up nicely and proven for years.
By james
arverne, NY
March 12, 2014
$544.99 on special sale plus $15 coupon I netted this baby.....i own the VS150 in silver and love the sturdy construction, when offered this one on a TD special sale i jumped on it and just figured there are a lot of folks out there that do not like the Gold model but it makes no difference to me the reel is very high quality and proven itself.
  • Quality
  • Price
  • Color?
6 Questions & 6 Answers
Steve Revell
from England asked:
September 22, 2018
Hi where can I get a service kit for VS150 Please
1 Answers
on September 24, 2018

from bergen county asked:
March 31, 2018
will a VS 150 work well paired with an 11' vapor trail 1-3oz?
1 Answers
The VS 150 will balance well and be a good fit paired with the 11' Vapor Trail 1-3 oz lure rating.
on March 31, 2018

from Naples Florida asked:
March 9, 2017
The l mean that the handle is on the left side of the reel
1 Answers
The handle is on the right side of the reel. On our website the description states side of handle/right Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 9, 2017

from australia asked:
February 21, 2017
can you fit a bail kit to this reel
1 Answers
No you cannot.
on February 21, 2017

from Florida asked:
December 24, 2015
Do you guys carry the vs 150 in right handed model anymore?
1 Answers
That model is no longer in production and we cannot get anymore. If you wanted a right handed VS you would have to go with the VSX150.
on December 24, 2015

from Singapore asked:
November 26, 2015
Hi, What does the (L) represent in VS150 L vis-a-vis VS 150? I know VS reels are left hand retrieve so whats L? Thanks Ben
1 Answers
The L on this reel means that it is a right hand retrieve, or left hand model.
on November 27, 2015


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