It set an industry standard when it was introduced in the early 90's. Van Staal is the name best associated with unparalleled quality and unrivaled toughness in spinning reels, fly reels, jig rods, pliers, tackle bags, apparel and more. It's serious Big Game tackle for the descriminating angler who wants the absolute best. Torture-tested in the lab and in the field. A proven product with years of experience fighting extremes – extreme conditions, extreme weather and extreme fish. That means NO LIMITATIONS. In the harshest water environments running with the strongest fish on your line, a Van Staal is built to never disappoint.