View Full Version : Reels, Reel seats and Van Staals?

12-10-2007, 02:58 PM
I've heard that some reel seats are not VS friendly, anyone here have any problems? Need reel seats recs for GSB 108-1L and a GSB 1201 M.

Would a VS 150 be a good size for the 9 footer.

What reel would you recommend for the 10 footer for 2-3.5 oz plugs and rocky shore lines.

Penn 560, 704, 706
Vs 200, 250


12-10-2007, 03:45 PM
Generally the reel seat is matched to the blank then a reel is chosen to match the rod. To go the other way , you just need to be sure the reel seat is big enough for the reel and then figure out how to use bushing under it to keep it centered and supported while you epoxy it to the blank.

12-12-2007, 04:12 PM
VS200 will be a good match up for a 10 ft. i put a VS150 on my 9ft

12-12-2007, 04:38 PM
I have a 150 on my 9'
and a 200 on my 10'