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  1. I got this Vs x 200 brand new about a week ago, spooled it up and last night I took it fishing. After hooking into a couple big snook on heavy drag I noticed on one fish the reel would lock up like the line was digging into the spool, which had me confused as the reel was spooled very tight. When I got home I noticed several scratches on the base of the spool and figured out that either the frame or the fasteners on the liner roller was scraping the spool. My first thought was that the reel was slightly over spooled causing the line to dig and pull the frame into the spool, so I pulled of fair amount of line. To see if I had solved the issue I hooked my jig to my truck, tightened down the drag and pulled, I quickly learned the problem wasn't solved. The the damn thing was scraping against itself causing the reel to bind and lock up. This only happened when the base spool was at the top of the frame, leaving a new scratch on the reel. Even at slightly lighter drag setting the reel would still scrap but not fully bind. When I took the spool of to asses the damage I noticed the scraping at the top of the frame, so since I can't feel any rough spots on the fasteners I assume that the top of the frame is getting pulled to the center of the reel and scraping against the base of the spool. Under normal circumstances I would just send it in for warranty, but according to my local tackle shops Van staal is at an almost stand still due to the virus and allegedly a lot of the workers decided to not come back in after making more off unemployment. I would like to have a reel to fish the rest of the summer so sending it in doesn't seem like a good option. At this point I might try to sand down the area that is scaping, but other than that I have no idea on how to fix this issue. The obvious solution would be to fish lighter drag, but if you have ever fished for snook around structure you know that just isn't a option. Has anyone else had this issue on their reel? And if so were you able to fix it?
  2. Looking for a lefty VSX250. Any color. Doesn’t need to be mint, but needs to be in excellent working order. Need delivered or shipped to MA ASAP. Willing to pay any fair price. Take my money.
  3. Hey everyone, I'm a young angler and been fishing since I was 5 years old. Now that i'm 19 going on 20, i've experience a pretty good variety of fishing in the northeast and down in Florida and have recently fell in love with surf fishing and the gear that needs to be used with it. I liked the challenge of landing large fish from land. I gave me a sense of accomplishment that I am sure many others also share. Besides all that, I want to hear about what everyone else is using and their experiences with the setup they use either their home waters or specifically the Cape Cod Canal. I fish my home waters in New Jersey so the equipment difference is going to be drastically different which is something I was expecting. I am currently using an ODM 9ft 0.5 oz to 3.5 oz paired with a Van Stall VSX150 bailess and is doing wonders for me in New Jersey and is going to probably be my setup for Florida when i take trips down there (might be saving up for a surf setup for florida with the same rod). I am currently looking for a blank that would be around 10ft-11ft suitable for throwing larger plugs, eels, jigs and possibly able to handle the canal. I know trying to make a setup for things back home and it to be usable for the canal is not an easy task and would be seen as being very unreasonable but in a sense I like my rods to be versatile so I can be prepared to fish anywhere up and down the coast. In detail, something that is 10ft-11ft that can handle 2-10 oz would be preferable (I fish with guys that use rods 2-6oz and would like to be in that spectrum). I've been researching blanks from Black Hole, Lamiglas, ODM, and blanks from RH Customs rods which is a builder I may be working with. I would like to use Fuji K guides on the blank in a 8 guide setup similar to my ODM (haven't decided on which guides yet), a low profile reel seat that would fit another vs or maybe the new BG MQ (might get a larger VS that the build will be based off on but will use a higher gear ratio reel for canal). and a grip that isnt too thick. I like my rods to have the smallest profile possible and keep it as light as possible without sacrificing power. All I am really interested in is people's experience with fishing the canal, experiences fishing their favorite custom builds, experiences with rod building, and anything you would like to share that relates to the topic. I am young and I love to learn from people and their idea and perspectives in the sport. Fishing and the equipment involved in the fish they intend to target is something I love to discuss. Feel free to give me your two cent and share your experiences with me and maybe others could learn as well. Thank you!
  4. Looking for a VS 275. US or China made doesn't matter just has to be in good to excellent working condition. Preferably black but silver or gold works too. Located in Hull MA
  5. For sale: VR50 Black Bought a few weeks ago, Used just once to test cast so basically brand new. spooled with Maxcuatro 30lbs braid, pretty expensive braid. $525 shipped to your door, i paid shipping, tax, and braid with receipt to prove It, reel has not been registered yet. Im FIRM on the price.
  6. Up for sale is a mint VR50. I got a black one as a gift and I don’t need two VR50’s. used a few times. Some minor scratches but barely visible. Comes with everything you see on the picture. Original box, VR wrench, Product registration/warranty card. Got it serviced last fall and just sat on the box collecting dust. $400 located in Riverhead Long Island. PayPal or local pick up
  7. I bought a new VR150 about a 12-16 months ago, and also paid another $130 for the extra 125 spool. I used them for about a month of light use fishing off the rocks. I then bought a VSB150 and used that exclusively. The VR then was fished maybe 5-6 times off my boat for jigging bottom fish and caught a few salmon on it. It's never been dunked or abused. It has a few very small nicks from resting on the rocks while landing fish but looks flawless from a few feet away. I can post pics tomorrow when I get to work and have time. As I don't use it anymore I'd like to trade it for a smoother reel like a Stella 6K or maybe a Twinpower 6K plus some cash on your end. I've always been intrigued by a Saltiga but don't know much about them. Only looking for a reel in the 6K shimano size, not smaller or bigger. Trades only at this point. I'd really like another Stella SW 6000. I have the original box, bag, and wrench. Let me know what you got, thanks
  8. I have a VR175 i bought here, it was bail less And in great condition when i bought it. I accidentally stripped the T9 torx screw while trying to reinstall the bail. Also, i opened it up just to check out the guts and see what makes it tick, when I tried putting it back together the gears started grinding, and im tired of trying to fix it, so if your good at fixing/working on reels (which I am not), Ill let it go for $225 shipped and delivered to the continental states. Will accept cash or entertain trades of some sort. Im sure you have questions so ask away.
  9. Title says it, looking for Vsx200, preferably black, was going to buy brand new but let me know whats out there! Has to be shipped to 94080. PS, also would entertain a Zeebaas z25. thanks
  10. Van Staal VR 50 Silver. Like new in box complete. Not a mark on it that I can see. Test cast only, no fish. Loaded with 20# PP SS V2. $425 shipped with payment via PayPal.
  11. Van Staal VR 175 Silver. Like new in box complete. Not a mark on it that I can see. Test cast only, no fish. Loaded with 40# PP SS V2. $500 shipped with payment via PayPal.
  12. Looking to buy a VSX150B and/or an ODM Frontier X 9’6”. Let me know what youve got!! Will need it shipped to 94080 unless your local to the Bay Area, CA
  13. Looking to sell a BNIB VSB150, $550 OBO shipped and insured. Paypal or cash. Can send more pics upon request. I am located in RI.
  14. Used/ Good Shape / No Tears Tubes have a few cracks but still useable.. $75.00 shipped
  15. Looking for a van staal vs150L (right hand retrieve).
  16. I am hoping that some of you might help me to find pictures of some of the early VS300 reels with a solid rotor cup from more than 25 years ago. I build them for a very special group of Surf Fishermen, that purchased around 35 VS300 reels, specially engraved by me personally with their names. Steve Campo at that time came to my shop in Fairfield to pickup all the reels I had engraved for guys like Guppy, Ben Russo, Stephen Weitzen and many more. I can never forget those early days building the Van Staal Reels and growing the brand. That group of guys plus many others were very instrumental in the evolution of the Van Staal reels and they deserve much credit for that. I would be very interested to see how many we can find. Any help will be much appreciated!
  17. Hello everyone, I am interested in getting this rod, the St croix legend surf 8 ft seems a nice length for surf fishing. I am wondering which reel with be the a good fit and balance for this rod? And if you have any personal experience using this rod please leave a comment. P.D I was thinking in pairing this rod with a VS100 40lbs braid...
  18. Never used a zeebaas before but might put up a WTB post for one. Just not sure what size to get. Which one is around the size of the VS 250 the 25 or the 27? I'll be using it on an 11 footer
  19. Hello guys, Does anyone knows if the spools of the Vanstaal vsx100 and the vsx150 are interchangeable? Thank you all in advance for the input
  20. Selling my VS VR50, used it about 3 times during the Spring for schoolies in the back bay. Condition is 10/10, Function 10/10 just doesnt fit my style and trying to clear out some gear. Spooled with a little over 300yrds of 20# PP. Please see pics for reference. Asking 400$ shipped via paypal
  21. Has anyone ever re painted their van staal because of scuffs and scratches on the reel? And if so what did you use?
  22. So I just lost my whole setup (including my vs275) to what could've been the fish of a lifetime. Looking for a black VS 275 in good working order. Doesn't have to be perfect cosmetically. Located in Hull MA
  23. Hello, i have a VS150BXP for sale, i just bought about 2 months ago from Bobby J’s tackle. I have only used it twice, never dunked or anything. It comes with the Power knob and fully spooled with 30lbs suffix 832 in blue camo. $700 shipped to your door. Not looking for any trades, i still have original receipt and everything the original box came with including the stock knob. $675 for local pickup in the Bay area, CA.
  24. I would like to hear what guys like to use when targeting cow bass in boulder fields. I have lost many BIG bass in the rocks using 50lb power pro with 10ft long floro leaders.....
  25. Van Staal vsx silver 250 reel is 2 years old I live in Florida and use it to cast at cobia from the pier never been dunked asking $500