StriperAddict247

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  1. Hey Everyone, Has anyone had issues with their drag on their VSX? I did a test and saw the VSX200 was nowhere near the 40lbs of Drag that it claimed. Even after tightening down the drag knob to its maximum capacity the drag output was showing barely 15lbs. Has anyone else tested their reels or had any issues?
  2. No sand anywhere, haven't even dunked it or anything. Sending it back today, not sure why it would do that. Reel was used just one time after I got it too!
  3. Here's a video of how it sounds IMG_2145.MOV
  4. I recently got a new Van Staal VSX200 and realized when reeling it the rotter seems to hit the spool and it makes this small slight rubbing noise. Has anyone else had this issue? Please let me know what you think, thanks!
  5. I had a custom 11' CTS Vapor Trail (1-3oz) made earlier this year and been using it with my VR150 which weighs around 18oz with the power knob. I'm thinking of now upgrading to a VSX150 or VSX200 Van Staal with a power knob but not sure if the VSX200 would be a bit too heavy for throwing all night on the surf. Would be great to hear some opinions on what you guys think, and how it has been using the VSX200 versus the VSX150 on an 11' surf rod throwing plugs all night on the surf.
  6. Thanks for the quick responses, appreciate the insight brother
  7. Ohh alright thanks! You still think there might be a way of making the larger VR drag louder?
  8. Really like my VR150 but been having the same issue with the silent drag. Can't seem to figure it out, directions seem super simple from BeachGlass Guru's post but I tried and can't even find that tensioner. Really wish I could figure this out. If there's any way you could post some pics or a video of how you did it that would be awesome man! Would definitely help a lot of guys, thanks, brother!
  9. Finally found the post ThirstyOwl III thanks for that comment!!!
  10. Hey BeachGlassGrur, I had a question about silent drag and heard you did a video or a post on how to reverse silent drag on the Van Staal VR to make the clicker and drag louder but couldn't find the thread. Look forward to hearing from you soon, thanks!
  11. I'm thinking of getting the VSX150 but the reel seems a bit small for my 11' CTS VaporTrail (1-3oz). Also the issues I have the reel is the stock arm that it comes with is too small, and the power knob for the VS150 is also very small compared to the VR150 power knob. Is it possible to add a VSX200 arm and Powerknob on the VSX150, or with the extended VSX150 arm can I add a larger Power knob? Pics added below of a pic I found online of an extended Arm and of the size comparisons of the reel with a VR150. Looking forward to all the replies and suggestions, thanks!
  12. Had my VR150 for a little over 7 months now and love the reel along with the Power Knob. The only issue I've had is that the drag when line goes out seems to be very silent. Is there any ways of modifying the drag so it's louder? I would ideally like to sound like the VSX drag but not sure how that would happen. Looking forward to hearing what everyone has to say, thanks!
  13. This very light! Looks awesome too, is it an 11' or 10'?
  14. Thanks for all the help brother, will definitely keep all this in mind when building the next rod.
  15. I'm used to throwing a shorter 9oz Lamiglas so maybe thats why it seemed a little heavier, but will definitely work on casting more with this rod so I get used to it.