You won't find weak die-cast aluminum or plastic in these parts. Van Staal premium spinning reels are expertly crafted from high grade titanium and steel, the same materials used to build today's military aircraft. And this means unyielding strength and consistent peak performance each and every time you take the mighty ocean from boat or shore. The patented "maintenance free" drag systems features stainless steel ball bearings and a impenetrable gear case. The reel is sealed and water tight to keep salt, sand, and problems out, letting you fight the biggest meanest fish in the harshest elements with no worries. Translation: "that one that got away" will be some other anglers story!
Van Staal Reel Key Features: - The largest main gear in the industry, never slip or strip under pressure - Great line capacities even in the smaller class of reels - Perfect counterbalance makes it even more of a pleasure to crank on - Amazing line pick up (per crank) in the larger sized reels
By massbassman From Ashland, Mass. USA on 2013-04-23
Best reels in the surf
These reels have proven over the years that they are tops in my book! True tanks that will withstand all that you, and any fish in the surf, can dish out. Although they cost alot more than your average reels, with yearly service you have a reel that will last a lifetime. Invest in one, you wont be dissapointed!!
By Ryan M From Pennsylvania
Van Staal 200G
thsi is a great reel. It is very smooth and when needed can crank the fish in with ease.
By striperfisher3 From Pennsylvania
van staal 200G
this is a great reel. It cranks the fish in when needed and is very smooth. The bailess feature helps a lot also.
This was my first VS and I have been nothing less than impressed. Reel has taken quite a few dunkings with no problems. Going bailess took some getting used to but once you make the switch you will never go back to using a bail.
By Fishngrega From Middletown, RI
Pros: Great performance Cons: haven't found one! Recommended: Yes
I absolutely love this reel! The manual bail is a great feature. The drag system is really nice and smooth. Line capacity is huge especially with braided lines. The one major thing that I like the most is that you don't have to clean every little nook an cranny after a day out in the surf! an little spray with WD40 will do. After a couple of trips give it a rinse in freshwater. Once you try one of these reels you won't stop thinking about it!
The Van Staal VS200 Series of spinning reels one of our best sellers year after year. In my minde it's the most versatile of all the VS reels. This reel is sized to go on a variety of rods. It's also geared to provide a moderate retrieve and plenty of power. When choosing which size Van Staal to go with, most searches start with the VS200 and then see if the application justifies dropping back to the 150 or up to the 250 or 275.
In between a VS150 and VS250, this reel is a good middle of the road type of reel for the boater and surfcaster. Ample line capacity and a good 33.5"/turn retrieval rate will be able to handle most fish you'll encounter. You can always go up or down a size, but the VS200 spinning reel is a safe choice.