Shimano SE8000FIC Sedona FI Spinning Reel

Shimano SE8000FIC 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 65 reviews
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 .
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
8 Questions & 8 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

from Slidell,La asked:
April 8, 2020
Can this reel be used for red snapper fishing?
1 Answer
Yes, the Shimano Sedona 8000FIC can be used for Red Snapper Fishing. 
Submitted by: Sydney on April 9, 2020

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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