VAN Staal’s new-release VR series offers the brand’s famous features, including all seven seals that keep the reel completely sealed and waterproof, at a mid-level price point.
Designed for kayak, beach and hardcore anglers seeking the most durable spin reel with the best protection against saltwater and sand intrusion, the VR reels have seals positioned throughout the spool, body and handle assembly.
The drag system is a stack of six carbon fibre and six stainless steel washers and it is also sealed and waterproof – making the VR reels literally submersible, which, in practical terms, means far less maintenance and better durability.
The VR Series reels also features Van Staal’s new braid-optimised oscillating system that delivers the perfect line lay every time, for increased casting distance, control and line capacity.
Other VR Series features include: a massive main gear that is spiral-bevelled, as is the pinion gear; a 4.8:1 gear ratio; aluminium handle with Delrin ball-style knob; a titanium-nitride coated main shaft; the body is fully machined from 6061-T6 aluminium.
The VR series is also modular, with the one body used for all four spool sizes – 125, 150, 175 and 200 sizes.