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 70 reviews
By David K.
Great reels
April 16, 2021
I got this reel and have used it a few times and like all Shimano’s I’m very satisfied with it. I’m surf fishing with it and it cast long distance very well and is very smooth. I would recommend it to anyone.
ProsCast very good and really smooth.
By Exkeydet
Great Reel for the Money
April 2, 2021
For what its worth, I own (6) Shimano Sedonas. They are every bit as nice as reels selling for twice the price.
By Pavel N.
New York
Very good Reel.
March 23, 2021
Very good Reel.
By Will
West Coast
Shimano Sedona 8000FI is a great reel
March 7, 2021
This is not a premium priced reel but it performs very well. It has a lot of pulling power and it's silky smooth. Just beware that there is no water-tight sealing washers anywhere on this reel to prevent saltwater from entering, so if you just use it on on a pier or on a party boat without any risk of splashes, this one is simply hard to beat for the price. Typical Shimano Hagane gears that can take lots of abuse. Perfect for crabbing.
ProsLots of power.
ConsNot splash proof.
By James
Lexington, VA
I own FIVE of them; what does that say?
March 2, 2021
These are great reels for the money. Nothing fancy, but they work well and I've found them to be very reliable.
By Nathan
Great Reel!
December 14, 2020
nice reel, very smooth, very good price
By Todd V.
Shimano sedona 4000x
November 30, 2020
Shimano quality at a great price. Landed a 35 " redfish on the reels first trip out. Performed flawlessly,drag nice and smooth and the reel was great.
By Jake
Lakin, KS
Shimano Sedona
November 25, 2020
I own 4 of these reels paired with various rods. I believe it's as good or better than anything else in the price range. Great bang for the buck!
By Joe
newark, de
great reel
October 5, 2020
great reel for the price
By Clayton s.
Jupiter fl
Great reel
July 29, 2020
The reel preforms just fine but the only problem I had was i was trying to replace the knob and it was bolted on so I couldn’t replace it.
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 pv
June 22, 2020
Nice reels and i got them on a deal. Used for striped bass and worked fine.
ProsGood beginning reel
ConsReel seems to flex a little when reeling in.
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 .
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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