Shimano SE8000FIC Sedona FI Spinning Reel

Shimano SE8000FIC Sedona FI Spinning Reel

Reg Price $94.99
Our Price $54.99
TD Code
Inches Per CrankGear RatioMono Line Capacity
(lb test/yds)
PowerPro Line Capacity
(lb test/yds)
Max Drag (lb)Ball BearingsWeight
243+121.7Reg Price $94.99Our Price $54.99
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 46 reviews
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.
By John
Carrollton, TX
Great reel
March 4, 2020
I got this reel because I needed a salt water fishing reel and this one was half off. It is by far the most sturdy and plain awesome reel I have ever had.
ProsSuper sturdy
By Duck
Torrance, CA
Great Deal
February 28, 2020
i bought this reel last year for Surf casting in Southern California. It cast smooth and the reel components are tight. No wiggling of the handle and no partial spin back of the reel. Drag is also smooth when pulling on a Barred surf perch or Corbina out of the surf.
By Dang
February 24, 2020
For the price, it is ok. Don’t expect the quality or performance of an expensive reel. Can’t abuse it like the more expensive sealed reels.
By Jose
Lakeland, FL
February 21, 2020
Good value for the money
By Reese
Johns island, SC
Okay but better options
February 7, 2020
This reel is okay for the price but they’re better options like for 20$ more the Sahara is great
By Chuck
Great value
February 2, 2020
This reel is being used as part of a surf casting combo paired with an 11 foot medium action surf rod. The reel has great line capacity, smooth action and smooth drag. I can throw for distance very easily and the balance is terrific.this reel is a terrific performer at a great price.
By Saltfishing
Not ergonomic
January 25, 2020
The bail is too close to the reel handle and hits your knuckles, even with a longer foam boat rod handle.
By Jeff
Fortson, GA
Big reel
January 13, 2020
Didn’t realize how much larger an 8000 would be to my 6000. Super strong reel and feels like you can catch whatever you want with no limits. So far only caught some bull reds with no issue.
By Van
Good value reel
January 12, 2020
I probably would have passed on this reel except that it was almost 50% off. I gave it 4/5 stars based on the $54.99 price. The reel is very smooth and has a ton of line capacity. The handle is comfortable for an 8k size it's not very heavy. We'll use it for bottom fishing stripers, reds, cobias and big catfish in the Chesapeake.
ProsThere are better reels for around $100 but not for $55.
By Alex
Cape cod, ma
Great product
January 11, 2020
I have had 5000 for 3 seasons now. It has been an awesome reel. Smoother over time, I took a bad spill with it on my boat and bent the shaft slightly and it still works fine. My one complaint would be the drag washers. After 5 albies or so the felt drag washers were smoked and I had to upgrade to carbon washers
ProsValue, smooth, tough!
ConsFelt drag washers
By Jackson
Nice deal
January 8, 2020
I bought this reel for the deal. I've used it once and like the drag, very smooth
ProsSmooth drag
By BobK
Merritt Island, FL
Great Deal
December 21, 2019
Can’t beat the price, the reel is well worth it. Bought it because of the higher drag and ability to turn some of the bigger fish or get them off of the bottom.
ProsSmoothness and line capacity Higher drag
ConsNone yet
By Larry
Good reel at a good price
December 5, 2019
Hooked and landed a 5 foot shark using this reel. I'd say the drag worked pretty good.
7 Questions & 7 Answers
from Florida asked:
October 18, 2019
Does this reel, the 8000 come with a power handle?
1 Answer
Hello Tyler, the sedona 8000 only comes with a flat style handle as shown in the product image. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on October 18, 2019

from San Francisco, Ca asked:
October 9, 2019
Can this Shimano Sedona be used for saltwater fishing???
1 Answer
The 8000 sedona can be used for saltwater 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on October 9, 2019

from Baltimore asked:
October 8, 2019
What's the difference between FI and FIC reels?
1 Answer
The C stands for clam pack which does not come in a box, but in hard plastic.
Submitted by: Ethan on October 9, 2019

Ron Porch
from Austin Tx asked:
March 7, 2020
What’s a good rod for this. I’m thinking about using it for surf fishing. 
1 Answer
We would recommend checking out a Shimano Speedmaster Surf Rod, 10'6" will pair well with the Sedona 8000:

Submitted by: Brian on March 19, 2020

from Carrollton, Texas asked:
March 2, 2020
What rod would you use for this reel?
1 Answer
The rod that pairs well with the Sedona FI 8000 would really depend on the type of fishing you plan on doing, but our 7' Boat Rod pairs extremely well:

If you need help finding the perfect rod for your application, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We would be more than happy to help out. 

Submitted by: Brian on March 9, 2020

from Brooklym, New York asked:
February 28, 2020
Interested in the 6000 is that available?
1 Answer
Ronald, Yes the Shimano Sedona 6000FI is still available, the 6000FIC is not at this time. Only difference between the two is the packaging. FIC models come in plastic clam pack style packaging.
Submitted by: Brian on March 13, 2020

from NH asked:
October 8, 2019
Can this reel be used in salt? Sealed bearings?
1 Answer

Absolutely you can use this in salt water.  I have one on a 7  foot 

St Croix inshore mojo and I love it for Bass, Blue fish, flounder.

Submitted by: Andrew Montagna on October 10, 2019


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