alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Van staal vsb 100-
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« on: September 22, 2011, 09:59:13 AM »

So I know there are a lot of guys out there that uses the van staal reels, and that includes me. the VS vsb100 is a spinning reel with the size equal to a daiwa 4000 size reel. I first heard of van staal for some year ago while the local tackle shop is has the agentur for the product here in Norway. The van staals have a retro look and are pretty tough when it comes to handle cranking. The reason was (was told in a tackle shop in Florida) that they use the same grease that tanks have LOL! The reel is often used while submerged in water. The reels is probably the easiest I have taken apart before, and became much smoother after the regreasing.

here it goes.

the reel weighs in just under 17oz



off goes the drag screw and the spool.


off goes the handle


van staal deliveres a self service kit and there is a tool that is used for opening the left side frame (hard plastic) I didn't have that so I taped the area I was using the wrench. this prevents scratches.



off goes the frame and the main gear in one operation. (very nice metalwork here)



out goes the bearing


clean and relube




then slap it back in


clean and relube




slap back into the housing.


four umbraco screws will remove the rotor



all main components detached


tape this one too, so it will stay nice and not full of scratches


this one goes out clockwise


pull out the retainer pin


I do not know what this part is called and I could not disassemble it. However there was a bearing the that I could clean out and regrease.




on to the house, remove old grease



Off goes the reel foot


the spaces here are filled with silicone. I just slapped some grease on it and put it back



screw it back on and add a thin coat of grease inside the house



back on with that thing. (roller clutch???)



back on with the retainer pin


back on with the main gear and housing




back on with the rotor


add a pearl of grease on the screws.



on to the handle (just add some grease so it won't seize up)







and then you are all done






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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2011, 03:56:54 PM »


Very nice Job hafnor, I always wanted to see what that reel looked like on the inside. Does the housing cover have a gasket?

That reel is not cheap, maybe these would help a little Undecided.

http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=2759.msg16771#msg16771

I asked Aaron if he was willing to make us some sets of pliers with teflon jaws, but never heard back from him.
Thanks for sharing. Sal
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011, 06:02:43 PM »

x2 on Sal's post - great job Hafnor.
Love the design - form follows function.
Nice work, Justin
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2011, 11:13:21 PM »

thank you guys. I really like the simplicity of the whole reel, and that plier looks very valueable!
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2011, 08:15:24 AM »

Hafnor, what kind of grease are you using on that reel. I've opened a few reels  not long ago and the grease was simlar to yours. I really liked the consistency but wasn't sure about durability, so I just wiped it all off.
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2011, 07:21:54 PM »

very nice!
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2011, 01:16:40 PM »

Hafnor, what kind of grease are you using on that reel. I've opened a few reels  not long ago and the grease was simlar to yours. I really liked the consistency but wasn't sure about durability, so I just wiped it all off.

Hi alto mare. The grease used here was a multi purpose grease from penn. I got it from an international reel (followed in the package) The grease had very good concistensy. very easy to work with and was sticky enough to sit firm on the parts.
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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2011, 01:41:06 PM »

Thanks Hafnor! I really liked the consistency and how it stayed on parts.
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2011, 11:35:59 PM »

Thank's for a great tutorial Hafnor. Your post should encourage those of us who are reluctant to break down and service spinners.
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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2011, 01:40:21 PM »

This reel was so easy you won't believe it. I hate spinners really but this one was a lot of fun
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« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2011, 05:11:17 PM »

nice job hafnor....

do it crank smoother now?
no longer the tank's grease inside......  i don't think so.... Grin
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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2011, 10:46:50 PM »

Good to know that the Van Staal's are easy to service. Dreading to open my Saltiga.
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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2013, 03:12:38 PM »

Hello Everyone,

     Im trying to change the radial bearing on my VS 250B and came across this newly posted video.  Has anyone hear heard of this tool...looks very simple but effective.

GKFISH
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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2013, 03:17:53 PM »

This might help...

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« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2015, 09:49:20 PM »

woww.. great post, I have a friend who told me if I am brave enough to service his van staal and everysingle site I saw there was a service kit for $80, but this thread just shows how easy could be.

this is really old thread since the OP post but I have few questions:

does the reel feel smoother? even a bit?
this reel has 5 or 7 seals (as far as I remember) most on the drag and some on the inner gears but I couldnt identify any of those seal on the main gears.

thanks a lot, I think you just save a lot of guys $80 dlls for the service kit tools.
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