|Capacity Braid:||350 yds / 30#|
|Capacity Mono:||340 yds / 12#|
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Van Staal VM150
Dec 7 2012 4:01AM
|Interesting reel. Not sure there's much else out there quite like it. Craig C came down today and we shot a video that shows how to convert the VM150 to manual bail (a pretty straightforward process). I came away impressed, feeling this is really a very solid reel. I found the size of the shaft and the main gear (both of which you can see in the video) to be pretty impressive. |
Check the video out on the VM150 page:
Dec 7 2012 9:21AM
|Awesome video. Great to see the mechanics of a reel.|
The charter I have been using on the cape every year has had
these reels, and for good reason I would imagine. I doubt any charter
captain is going to put equipment on the deck that doesn't save them time and money.
I have landed countless mid 20# fish on these reels and those drags were super smooth.
The only note to make is that they are roughly 10 oz heavier than a VS150, so keep
that in mind when you go to pair it with a rod. The VM150 is about the same weight as the VS200.
Dec 8 2012 6:42PM
|I was surprised at the weight of the reel. It does appear to be a very well built reel, i know a guy who loves it. He doesn't get too wet and uses it a lot at the canal.|