F vs FA series

Discussion in 'Reels' started by fishr1989, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. fishr1989

    fishr1989 Senior Member

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    Are the handles on the F and FA series interchangeable? I might buy a 10000F Stella, but it has a broken handle shaft, and I was wondering if you can use the FA handle as a replacement.

    I know I can get an FA handle at Bucko's Tackle near me, but I don;t know where to get the original F series handle.
     
  2. Minnow

    Minnow Administrator

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    Call Shimano service department they have the replacement handle.
     

  3. jureal

    jureal Senior Member

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    Yeah, I saw that on ebay too. I would worry if something else might be broken also when the shaft broke.
     
  4. rtran

    rtran Senior Member

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    yeah best bet call shimano
     
  5. fishr1989

    fishr1989 Senior Member

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    oddly enough, the guy selling the reel just took the auction down. Not a problem anymore

    FA spools don't fit onto the F series reels right? you have to find the old ones
     
  6. fishr1989

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  7. txseadog

    txseadog Moderator

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    FA spools don't fit onto the F series reels right? you have to find the old ones

    The FA and F series spool are NOT interchangeable.

    BTW, a 10000F won't work on a 16000f either. I know because I bought one for my 16K and I'm trying to selling it now.
     
  8. Ragman

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    oddly enough, the guy selling the reel just took the auction down. Not a problem anymore

    FA spools don't fit onto the F series reels right? you have to find the old ones

    Hey D!

    I just got an email from PLAT and I saw that they are selling a bail-less conversion for Stella SW.

    Didn't you ask about this a few days ago?

    Here's the link:

    Plat
     
  9. fishr1989

    fishr1989 Senior Member

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    very nice, now if only i could afford the reel to go with the kit ;)

    they saw it only fits the new 08 models but i wonder if you could get it to fit the older FAs?