Today we’re taking a look at the Van Staal VR50 spinning reels. Exactly, what it’s going to look like is the size and all the specs. So again this is a prototype the externals are pretty much fixed as far as I’m aware it’s the internals of they’re constantly tweaking and this is not the norm you know when spinning reels or a reels in general are made. It’s normal for these manufacturers to just tweak them up to the end because they want to make them as good as they possibly can.
The first thing I want to show you on this thing is the size different. You can see how narrow the VR50 is. The body itself is narrower than the finger I’ve actually got a 125 to compare. As well as it look at the difference in size between those two. This is much bigger. It’s not even close. While the VR125 weighs in at about just about a pound. The V50 weighs in at just 8.9 ounces. It’s super lightweight but still all aluminum construction internals are all stainless steel. Standard field gears stainless steel, waterproof drag system. You look at 25 pounds of drag and the main feature of the VR and all the install is they’re fully sealed, so a fully sealed reel 8.9 ounces super powerful. I know Craig was fishing down in the keys with this reel light Lenten muff one of our dark matter travel rods news, hidden 25-30 pound black and tuna and just having a blast of this reel those reels crazy powerful, crazy lightweight, and it’s sort of the reel the future to me. You’re going to be able to use this. I mean, it’s all 200-yard actually assuming 360 yards of 20-pound fish, it holds a ton of line and you can just do so many things with a smaller reel now. With more powerful rods and all the kind of stuff, you can put together a combo that weighs a pound a little over a pound and be fishing for. If you don’t like use fishing for Black Fin Tuna but if you want to do striped bass and bluefish and redfish and snapper and grouper and all this kind of stuff, you can totally do with trill and it’s totally waterproof 100% and you’re just going to have a lot of fun with it.
6:3.1 gear ratio, the line retrieve on this is 37 inches per turn of the handle and this cool, same power handles on the VR Club it’s smaller. The 125 you can see the difference in size there but it’s just going to be a really popular reel for God’s looking for a high end waterproof reel. The bail system is manual, so, you do have to flip it over and that’s just another feature to prevent breakage. If you’re used to fishing with the automatic trip especially in this size, most of the reels that come in as 3000-4000 size reel do have a normal trip that this one does not just another you know aspect event.
From their history of people casting lures and not wanting to bail to trip over and break their line so it’s just a really well-made reel and it’s going to be super popular and guys are going to love fishing. It’s a little less than a VR 125 and there’s really nothing else to compare it to there’s nothing else that’s fully filled like it’s weight that’s this powerful that’s just a unique reel and it’s great to see the advanced all’s innovating and I look forward to this coming out. There’s going to be available in a small way in early September and then more of them are going to come in October and then there’s going to be a wave after that so that’s something to look forward to and I think you guys are going to like this. Check it out it’s advanced all VR spinning reel off again this is the prototype version just put the reel up for pre-order on the website.
- Weight (oz): 8.9
- Bearings: 8
- Body Material: Aluminum
- Color: Black
- Line Retrieve Per Crank (in): 37.0
- Line Capacity Mono (yds/lb): 240/12
- Handle Shape: Round power knob
- Max Drag (lbs): 25.0
- Line Capacity Braid (yds/lb): 360/20
- Gear Ratio: 6.3:1
- Spool Material: Aluminum
- Retrieve: Right / Left
- Line Capacity Mono (yds/lb): 240/12