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Van Staal VM275 is easily the strongest, most affordable reel in its class. It is completely over-built for incredible strength. The body, rotor, spool, arm lever, handle knob and dust cap, plus even the drag knob, are all aluminium, fully machined then bead blasted and anodised, for a distinct gun-metal finish. This machined body design delivers the ultimate in rigid strength, so when you’re cranking the massive hardened stainless steel gears with the drag set to the maximum of 45lb, there is no flex.
The VM275 body is sealed and the machined spool has the same Van Staal patented sealed water-tight drag which many anglers regard as the main attraction of the legendary VS and VSB reels. The spool lip features a special coating added to reduce friction as the line flies off, increasing casting distance.
Hard-core anglers will be further impressed with a look under the hood. The stainless steel shaft diameter is massive, as is the size of the hardened stainless steel main gear and pinion gear.
The VM275 has five stainless steel ball bearings plus one infinite anti-reverse bearing. The gear ratio is 4.4:1 and the line capacity is 400yd of 80lb braid. The impressive drag system runs five carbon fibre washers that produce up to 45lb of pulling power.
The grip is big for fish-fighting comfort and the handle arm and bail holder are stainless steel. The auto-trip on the bail can be left as is for those who prefer its smooth operation, or easily disabled if you’re old-school and prefer a manual bail.
The Van Staal VM series is arguably one of the most exciting developments in large modern spin reels. It is the perfect compromise between the unmatched durability of the original Van Staal VS models and a mainstream feel. It will be a hit with anglers who enjoy targeting the toughest fish such as kingfish, GTs, samson fish, amberjack and dogtooth tuna, or any angler simply looking for a reel that will last longer and fight harder.