Shimano spare spools.

tikkaman

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I have a Shimano DL 4000 FA baitrunner, which was updated a few years ago & is now the DL 4000FB. I am trying to find a spare spool for my reel, & unfortunately I am failing big time. According to Shimano, the only difference is the paint job. I have contacted Shimano Repair Centre in Swansea asking if the FB model spool will fit the FA reel, typical of manufactures they've not replied. I have taken my reel to a tackle shop & asked if I could try a FB spool on my reel, to be told that I could not unless I bought the reel.(Really helpful guy). Does anyone know if these spools are the same & will fit. If so I can the purchase the FB spools.
 

tikkaman

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Yes, just found their number, how I missed it on line I don't know, as it's along side their e.mail. I'm having a few senior moments lately lol. Will ring them in morning. Cheers.
 

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People get annoyed when companies don't reply to emails, when in reality they probably never get the email due to most businesses having a pretty aggressive spam filter, I always find that picking up the phone and talking to someone is usually the best course of action even if it is followed up with a confirmatory email
 

tikkaman

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Phoned them this morning, they phoned me back within an hour saying they had 1 left in old stock. I popped along to collect this afternoon, only 20mins away. Cost me £8.50, Brilliant result. Well done Shimano Swansea.
 

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Phoned them this morning, they phoned me back within an hour saying they had 1 left in old stock. I popped along to collect this afternoon, only 20mins away. Cost me £8.50, Brilliant result. Well done Shimano Swansea.

Nice one. Glad you got a result. (y).....Out of interest, would an FB spool fitted your FA?:unsure:
 
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