Report Van Staal Reels under water? in Main Forum Posted May 23, 2017 hey guys, so i have recently gotten big into surf fishing. I have done plenty of fishing over the years, but surf fishing is a newer concept to me. So i recently went to a local fishing shop called jigging world in NJ. the guys were very helpful and set me up with a shimano bait runner 8000oc and a tsunami trophy series 10' rod. I wanted to pick up 1 or 2 more rood set ups, and have come across the Van Staal line. I am very impressed from what i have read, and it seems that Van Staal or zeebaas are the top choices. I am going to end up purchasing one of each eventually, but first i plan to get the Van Staal. So any way my now onto my main question. I find i like to walk into the surf as far as i can to get tat much more distance on my cast. I am looking for a reel that can hold up to being under the water alot, including being reeled in while submerged. Which of the Van Staals can be reeled n while under the ocean waters??