VM150 Machined Boat
The Van Staal VM150 spin reel is arguably the most exciting development in modern spin reels. It takes the famous Van Staal pedigree and mixes it with a more contemporary feel for anglers who don’t quite need the extreme hard-core durability of the original Van Staal reel concept. It has an interchangeable left- or right-hand handle configuration. The VM150 is built Van-Staal-tough, with an extra-large main gear and pinion gear that are both stainless steel. The handle arm and bail holder are also stainless. The exterior is all machined aluminium, including the body, side cover, rotor, spool, arm lever, handle knob and dust cap, and even the drag knob. The VM150 uses a five ball bearing system plus one anti-reverse clutch. The impressive drag system runs five carbon-fibre washers. The gear ratio is a powerful 4.9:1 and the retrieve rate (with a 90-percent-full spool) is 84cm per turn of the handle. The maximum drag capability is greater than 15kg. The VM150 is the perfect compromise between a mainstream feel and the unmatched durability that attracts anglers to the original Van Staal reels. It is a hit with all inshore anglers who enjoy jigging, casting poppers, spinning metals, live baiting and every-day bait fishing.