Shimano SE8000FI Sedona FI Spinning Reel

Shimano SE8000FI Sedona FI Spinning Reel

Price: $94.99
TD Code
Inches Per CrankGear RatioMono Line Capacity
(lb test/yds)
PowerPro Line Capacity
(lb test/yds)
Max Drag (lb)Ball BearingsWeight
243+121.7$94.99 USD
The Shimano Sedona FI Spinning Reels are built with cold forged HAGANE gears. They are lightweight to reduce fatigue during long days of casting/jigging. The drag power is upgraded and gear ratios have been increased. Of course they have a perfect lower end price point to fit any angler's budget.

  • KGN gear
  • Varispeed II
4.5 Stars based on 59 reviews
By Tommy B.
Southeast Minnesota
Sweet Little Spinning Reel
July 21, 2020
To be honest, this is the first reel I have ever spent this much money for, always going for the economy models that just "get you by." What a difference quality makes. This little thing is so smooth in all respects, from pick-up and gears (like butter) to drag. I paired it with a St. Croix Ultra Light trout rod for a small stream trout catcher combo.
ProsLightweight (I got the tiny 500) Smooth Nice little drag
By Sam
Affordable Beast
May 29, 2020
Shimano bounding out the gates with this affordable beast. At 6000, the Sedona does a quality job of pulling any heavy creature.

Halibut, lings, stripers, crabs you name it, it's been caught.

After half a year of use, it's banged up, but still works fine with regular maintenance

The bail is not the smoothest one I've used as sometimes the bail does not want to lock closed.
ProsStrong for its cost Classic spin reel design
ConsHeavy/bulky personal bail issue
By Jackson
Mill Valley, CA
Sold Reel
May 29, 2020
Super smooth and good drag. So far I have no complaints. Bought the 8000 for crab snares and big baits and its holding up well
By Don
Wisconsin and Florida
Shimano se8000fic
May 20, 2020
Great reel for the sale price. Use it for 4 ft to 5ft black tip shark fishing heavy but sturdy . I clean and oil after every salt water use.
ProsGreat price and good looking , feels solid .
By Papa
Great reel
May 11, 2020
Well made very smooth action
By Papa
Great reel
May 11, 2020
Very well made reel, very smooth.
By Joe
New Jersey
Best Reel for the Money
May 8, 2020
I bought the 8000 size for surf fishing, my penn reel broke so I had my eyes on this one, this reel is super smooth. Very light weight for a reel this size, and it feels like it’s made from super durable materials. Very impressed with this, might have to switch all of my spinning reels to this reel.
By Joshua H.
Port saint Lucie, Florida
Amazing reel for the price!
May 8, 2020
I'm a die hard Shimano fan, I've always owned stradics and used them as my work horses , have landed alot of salt water fish but the Sedona is my new prize and can't wait to try it out.
ProsPrice, performance, durability, quality
ConsNone that I know of
By Manuel
Reston, Virginia
Another Shimano first
May 4, 2020
I own a Shimano Sedona 1000 for about 8 years. I caught largemouth, smallmouth, shads, carps, snakeheads, crappie, white and yellow perch, 21" striper, catfish...He handled it all with no problem. Cleaning and greasing after each season and will last you forever.
ProsMy 1000 is small but a workhorse; fair price for what you are getting; ample line capacity; Shimano's traditional lightweight
By Dale
Columbus Ga
Smooth reel
May 2, 2020
Got a chance to use this on a lighter shimano rod a few weeks back. Was a back up for bottom fishing grouper. Pulled in about an 18 Pounder with no issues. Also handled well on 2 sharks around 100 - 150 lbs. going to pair it up with a heavier rod and know by experience it will work well on AJs using a popper or trolling
By Brian
Laguna Beach, CA
Great real for price
April 12, 2020
This reel has worked great for the surf fishing down here in Southern Baja, Mexico. Cant beat the price.
ProsGreat Price
By ChuckD
Clayton, NC
Tough, workin’ (wo)man’s reel
March 30, 2020
Drag is decent with Hagane. A little heavy but understandable
By ChuckD
Clayton, NC
March 30, 2020
If you’re looking at getting a taste of high end Shimano, this is a great place to start. Hagane and light.
By Hung N.
Peabody, MA
Smooth and very quiet.
March 23, 2020
Very good reel, surprisingly smooth and very quiet.The price is reasonable, for this quality, awsome! Tackle direct is fast shipping and very efficiently, ?
ProsSmooth, quiet.
By John
South Berwick, ME
Great Reel for the price
March 9, 2020
Got two of these for a Friends Birthday and he will love them off his Boat.
3 Questions & 3 Answers
from peru asked:
January 13, 2019
hola quisiera saber si lo puedo utilizar para agua salada y en spinning . conque medida de caña lo podria utilizar
1 Answer
Este carrete puede ser utilizado en agua salada.
Submitted by: Bernie on January 14, 2019

from San Diego asked:
April 3, 2020
What rod would match up with shimano Sedona 8000 
1 Answer
Depending on the type of fish you are doing. The Shimano Sedona 8000 would be paired with different types of rods. For example, if you wanted a jigging setup, you would choose a smaller rod. If you were going to be shore fishing/surf fishing, I would get a much longer rod to ensure maximum casting distance. I recommend browsing through jigging, popping, and surf rods to see what best fits your needs as a fisherman. 
Submitted by: Sydney on April 3, 2020

from Florida asked:
October 21, 2019
Would this pair well with an Ugly Stik Bigwater Medium 7ft rod?
1 Answer
That would work. The 6000 would be more ideal, depending on what you are fishing for. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on October 22, 2019


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