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Old 02-06-2003, 08:55 PM
Rich Rich is offline
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Location: Rahway
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Go with a 150. I have a st.croix 8'6 and its perfect. Rumor has it that VS is currently working on a conventional...

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Old 02-06-2003, 10:23 PM
DeeJay DeeJay is offline
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Location: Sagamore, MA USA
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The old owner was reportedly playing around with designs before they had their money problems in the aerospace end of things. Instead, they decided to come out with a $2,000 130# class spinning reel

Go figure
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Old 02-07-2003, 04:16 AM
mattyblazer mattyblazer is offline
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Location: Bellmore,NY
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I'm pretty sure that the "VS400" was conceived during the last owners run. The Van Staal web site had a mention that there was no current production of that reel.

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Old 02-07-2003, 01:54 PM
drmoore drmoore is offline
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Location: Newtown, Pa. USA
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Slayer,the Van Staal 250 is the way to go. I too spend most of my time fishing off the rocks. While you can buy other reels at a cheaper price, their customer service is superior. I had bought a VS250 on 10/00. I sent it back for the yearly maintenance. In June 2002 after many fishing outings and rough use, the reel body feel off the main mounting bracket. I sent it back to Van Staal and they sent me a brand new reel. Few companies stand behind the products they sell like the Van Staal company. It's an excellent reel and a terrific company.
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Old 02-07-2003, 03:31 PM
stripermurph stripermurph is offline
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Location: montauk n.y.
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go with vs 150.nice and light and will keep your set up balanced.great reel worth every penny!!!!!

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Old 02-07-2003, 08:02 PM
pksurfish pksurfish is offline
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Location: bethesda, md, us
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do the 150. I have the 200 and the 250 and love them, but they are too big for your 7' rod. 200 is ideal for 9-10' and 250 for 10-11'.
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