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Van Staal VR50 real world line capacity

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Ghost did you just use enough mono underneath to cover the spool?   I spool alot of my reels

that way. IT gives the braid something to bite into and it's not as messy as tape. 

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I had the line put on at the tackle shop, I asked for an underlayment of mono but was not really paying attention to the installer.

When I put it on I cover the spool with about two layers of mono. 

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On the VR50 I use self-fusing silicon tape on the spool and don't bother with mono. It has no adhesive and provides more grip than electrical tape. For the larger VR150 I use mono backing up to about the drainage holes.

On both reels I lay on an even base with a power drill then reel the rest on under tension. The VR's don't have the best line lay so the base helps...

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On 6/11/2019 at 2:46 PM, NCRed44 said:

What is the Van Staal VR50 real world line capacity?  Please post line type,weight,and yardage you

got on your reel when spooled.  

I just had one spooled in a shop with blue power pro slick 8 V2. It held exactly 250 yards of 30lbs test PP V2 Slick 8

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2 hours ago, Al Ris said:

Had my black VR50 spooled yesterday and it also took 250 yards 20 lb. J braid with a sparse mono backing. Thought it would have been more too.

Yeah I think your experience is the reality. I just bought a black one (VR50) and had the shop spooled it. They put a mono base on and Power Pro Version 2 20lbs. test. After receiving the reel I followed up with a call asking specifically how much PP V2 20lbs braid was put on. The guy that spooled it said about 200 yards. My immediate reaction was disappointment as I was expecting more.

 

I'm going to pull the shop line off and put it on another reel. Then I'm going to go with J Braid 20lbs ... and sparse mono backing. I know the J Braid is thinner than the Power Pro V2 line (because of a coating?). Specs say you should get over 300 yards of 20lbs braid. We'll see. Thanks for the comment.

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2 hours ago, KironaFly said:

Yeah I think your experience is the reality. I just bought a black one (VR50) and had the shop spooled it. They put a mono base on and Power Pro Version 2 20lbs. test. After receiving the reel I followed up with a call asking specifically how much PP V2 20lbs braid was put on. The guy that spooled it said about 200 yards. My immediate reaction was disappointment as I was expecting more.

 

I'm going to pull the shop line off and put it on another reel. Then I'm going to go with J Braid 20lbs ... and sparse mono backing. I know the J Braid is thinner than the Power Pro V2 line (because of a coating?). Specs say you should get over 300 yards of 20lbs braid. We'll see. Thanks for the comment.

I have been using 1 wrap of quality electrians tape for backing since Jose Wejebe recommended it years ago. Works great and protects the spool. I have heard that Shimano techs have recommended the same at times.

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