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Older Shimano Parts #12378720
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Hello, I have a Shimano Spirex 4000 Front Drag reel. It was the first "real" fishing reel I bought, saved up and bought it when I was 10 years old. The reel is a 1996 model I bought in February of 1997. Its been a great reel for many years and still is, but the bail no longer opens and closes like it should. I dug into it a little last night and found the bail spring(PN-3733) and the bail spring guide(a) (PN-3681) are broken. The part numbers were from the box and manual that came with the reel.

I looked online but all the parts I find are for the new model spirex and are different and I don't know if they would work or not. If anyone has any suggestions of where to get these parts I would appreciate any feedback. I love the reel and would like to get it back on the water.

Thanks,
Matt

Re: Older Shimano Parts [Re: redchevy] #12378830
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First of all I would try and call Shimano. If they don't stock it anymore, there are 1/2 dozen + reel replacement part place on line. If you can't fine it there. I would search e-bay for a used reel like the one you have and strip it for parts.


"Practice, practice and more practice, and if you think you're good practice some more". circa 2006, Cadman
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Ok thanks, I will try that. Shimano doesn't list it on their site, but I have not called. I looked at one site this morning other than shimano's and the parts were listed as discontinued.

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Well a good report for Shimano!

I called their 800 number and got a representative. The do not stock the spring, part number 3733 any more and couldn't get one, but I think I can reuse the old one with some effort. They had one of the Bail spring guides in stock and offered to ship it free of charge.

Thank you Shimano cheers

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Many times, depending on the complexity of the spring, with a little ingenuity, you can make one yourself. I have done that many times, although not perfect, it makes the reel work. Glad it worked out for you.


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