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
This is one great reel. Just got mine today and fished it for 4 hours. Was in water waste deep with waves smashing me and the reel keeps on ticking. Mike sold this to me and his customer service was outstanding!!
By MentL From Taunton
Pros: quality Cons: cost Recommended: Yes
The guys at the edge got me this reel very fast. My fishing buddy has had one for a year and has loved it. I can't wait to get out on those rocks
By tlapinski From CT
Pros: everything Cons: nothing Recommended: Yes
This is THE reel if you plan to surf fish anywhere striped bass roam. The reel fits well on rods form 8' to 11' and will handle just about any fish you will encounter.
By MTK From MTK
Pros: idiot proof Recommended: Yes
If your going to do any sort of serious surfcasting you know these reels and their reputation. Beyond that, I have had nothing but a positive experience with the company. Further, this reel has proved itself with more then bass. Bluefin Tuna, Wahoo, Grouper and more have all been handled by this reel.
By fishchaser From pa
Pros: size , design Recommended: Yes
one of my two all time favorite spin reels. line capacity i prefer. submersible but i prefer not to. bailess and black finish a classic.
By Camel From Rhode Island
Pros: Tested Tough Cons: A bit Pricey Recommended: Yes
Worth its weight in Gold
Far and away my go to reel. If you have to own only one Van Staal this would be the one. It provides all the power and drag you need in any situation yet it is light enough to not be an unbearable reel. A true workhorse the 250 can tackle large bass and has even proven itself with tuna. Paired with a 10-11ft surf rod there are few outfits that rival. I strongly recommend the 250 it will probably be the last reel you will need to buy
By Plug ~ LBI From Ocean County , NJ
Pros: Time tested proven Surfcasting Reel Cons: Can be expensive for some Recommended: Yes
Built To Last
The VS250 is a tank and will hold up to any type of conditions and tame anything swimming that might hit your lure..I've combined this reel with a 11' Arra and have fished with 1oz bucktails in Montauk and Snagged and Dropped adult bunker along the Jersey Shore with this oufit.. Never leave home without it ;-)
Safe to say the VS250s balance of power, line retrieve, weight and capacity have led to it's status as being "the" reel for most serious surfcasters. The 150, 200, 275 and even 300 all have their place depending on the specific type of angling you enjoy. With that said, the VS250 is definitely the "sweet spot" reel that performs nicely in a wide range of surfcasting applications.
The VS250 spinning reel is my favorite in the Van Staal lineup. It holds a ton of line and balances out well on 10' and above rods.