May 24, 2024

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Van Staal Celebrates 30 Years with Limited Edition Reel

The limited edition 30th Anniversary Van Staal VSX200GX2.

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To celebrate 30 years of surfcasting-tough, 50-pound striper proven spinning reels, Van Staal is bringing back its original gold color in a limited run of 30th Anniversary Reels. There will be 500 of the gold VS200GX2 reels available exclusively through Van Staal dealers beginning at the end this week.

The Van Staal VS X2 was released earlier this year (in silver and black colorways), building upon the foundation of its predecessor to make a high-performance reel without sacrificing the toughness and durability that Van Staals are known for.

From Van Staal:

This new generation of Van Staal reels is the product of 30 years of testing and feedback from some of the world’s greatest surf anglers. Van Staal has taken this feedback to make their legendary surf reels that have served as the benchmark for durability and reliability even better than before. Fully sealed and 100% submersible, these are truly the toughest spinning reels on the market. The VS X2 is as close to bulletproof as reels get for the ultimate surf fishing performance. Sand, saltwater, and the biggest fish in the surf are no match for these unstoppable surf fishing machines. The VS X2 features the same fully machined 6061 aluminum single piece body with a lengthened stem to help avoid busting your knuckles on the rotor. The power grip handle knob and oversized drag knob now come standard for maximum comfort and performance right out of the box. The VS X2 now also features a lengthened handle for increased torque and a new anti-reverse clutch now located on the pinion gear to eliminate rotor play for a solid, high tolerance feel. For those serious about surf fishing and looking for a reel that truly has “No Limitations”, there is simply no better option than the VS X2 reels from Van Staal.

The Van Staal VS X2 in black.


  • Fully Machined 6061 One Piece Body and Stem
  • Fully Sealed Body and longer Stem Design
  • Titanium Main Shaft
  • Stainless Steel Spiral-Bevel Gear System
  • Bail-less configuration to reduce line breakage when casting
  • Powergrip handle and drag knobs standard
  • Anti-Reverse clutch now located on pinion gear for zero rotor play
  • Handle length now longer on all models for increased torque

See more about the limited edition gold Van Staal VS X2 here.

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