No other reel has ever been built as strong and to withstand the elements better than Van Staal reels. The Van Staal drag system is completely sealed and waterproof, and water-tight seals are positioned throughout the spool, body and handle assembly. No other reel on the market offers this level of protection, and it’s just as desirable for anglers who do not submerge their reels, because it’s added protection from the elements that compromise the integrity of internal parts of normal reels.
A Van Staal reel is not a normal reel. It features the largest main gear in the industry, which is machined from hardened 416 HT stainless steel and designed to help you fight and land big fish. This gear will never slip or strip under pressure, and the large size provides more fish-fighting torque per crank of the handle to give you more control during the fight. The pinion gear is also 416 HT stainless steel. The body, spool and handle are all machined from solid bar stock 6061-T6511 aluminium. The centre shaft and line roller are machined from solid titanium with a titanium-nitride coating.