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Van Staal VF Fly Reels

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Choose a Fly Reel Model

From the outset, the design goal of the Van Staal VF Fly Reel was to “engineer in strength and machine out weight.” For starters, Van Staal machined the drag cartridge directly into the frame increasing overall rigidity while reducing weight.  As with Van Staal's extremely popular surf reels, the drag system is completely sealed to avoid the possibility of saltwater and sand intrusion and other sources of malfunction. And like the VR Series of spin reels, Van Staal utilizes a unique forging process that increases the strength of 6061-T6 aluminum and maximizes the rigidity to weight ratio.
VF Fly Reels are incredibly lightweight, with the ten weight reel weighing in a hair over 8 ounces while maintaining durability and rigidity essential to their design. The 12 weight weighs less than a half-ounce more than the ten weight, coming in at 8.86 ounces. You will appreciate this feature when you spend a day covering water in search of stripers or roosterfish from the surf.
The eight-weight to twelve weights are the "HD" models and optimized for saltwater with a large arbor spool design, easy to grip reel handle and a matte silver type 2 anodization that will mask the inevitable dings and scratches that come with rock hopping at night or scrambling to the bow in an Albie blitz. 
Van Staal has built a reputation for some of the best and most durable reels in saltwater fishing, and the VF fly reel builds on this legacy.

 

  • VF3LW, VF5LW, VF7LW
    • Built with a lightweight frame, for freshwater and lighter inshore use
    • Darker gunmetal finish 
  • VF8HD, VF10HD, VF12HD
    • Built with a heavy-duty frame, for more traditional saltwater use and handles greater drag pressures all VF's offer.  Large arbor design to take down the beasts!
    • Lighter silver finish