I agree. The only exception to this would be if you submerge your reel regularly, and/or retrieve with the reel underwater.why take a rocket launcher like the slingshot and anchor it down with a vs?
there are so many better reels out there that would compliment the ss better.
It would take about five minutes with a Shimano Aero to disabuse you of this notion. :razz:I promise you that I can cast as far with the VS as most guys out there.
It's not just casting: when retrieving, Van Staals are like coffee grinders. I personally hate this aspect of them. There are much better, smoother reels out there, and they don't cost $700.turn it around.......why are there so many van staal worshippers out there? unless you need to reel underwater there are lots of better casting reels out there.
Penn still makes a lot of reels in Philly, something like 34 different models. All of the Internationals, including the International Baitcasters, the Torque conventionals, the Baja Special, the Graph-Lite Lever drag, and now the Torque spinners: these are all made in Penn's Philadelphia factory. The price point is $250: anything under this is probably made in Asia; anything more is made in Philly.Can't prove it, but I thought all the Penn Products except the Internation Reels were made over seas!
turn it around.......why are there so many van staal worshippers out there?
unless you need to reel underwater there are lots of better casting reels out there.[/QUOTE
My Older Shimano BT's have sealed drags and unless you are "Swimmin with the Fish " with a wet suit. Its pretty hard to justify the cost of a VS for this average fishing Joe. I much rather put the money in the Rod.