Product Comparison: Shimano Sienna FE (SN4000FE) vs Shimano Sedona FI (SE4000XGFI)

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General Specifications
About the Product
The new center of gravity (M-Compact Body) means the oscillation gear is now closer to the rod, increasing balanced feel. Incororating the Propulsion Line Management system for longer casts and reduced backlash, the Sienna FE uses Super Stopper II for instant anti-reverse with no backplay. Available in sizes from 1000 to the 4000, the Sienna FE is perfectly suited for everything from freshwater to inshore fishing.
The iconic Shimano Sedona has quite literally stepped up a gear with the FI series. In the pursuit of further engineering excellence, Shimano has incorporated the Hagane Gear into this eight reel series.
Sienna FE (SN4000FE)
Sedona FI (SE4000XGFI)
Key Specs
Braid Line Capacity
280/15, 170/30, 150/50
205/20, 170/30, 150/50
Reel Size
1 + 1
3 + 1
Mono Line Capacity
240/8, 200/10, 160/12
240/8, 200/10, 160/12
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Shimano Sienna FE (SN4000FE) Freshwater Spinning Fishing Reel
  • The bail is firm and clicky. The reel is very smooth for 2 bearing.
  • I know this sienna only has 2 bearings as compared to the old siennas 4 bearings, but this thing is smooth as butter.
  • This reel is the best bang for your buck. I use it for trout fishing and it has handled some large rainbows. The bail is firm and clicky.
  • Amazing reels for the price.
  • Not smooth like it should be, needs more bearings.
Shimano Sedona FI (SE4000XGFI) Freshwater Spinning Fishing Reel
  • Sedona conforms to their core principals: light weight, quality materials, and competitive pricing/value.
  • Good solid reel. Use it on a 7'' Medium action Fenwick Eagle. Caught a few Reds on it.
  • This thing is beautiful! Well made and reels like butter, smooth and quiet.
  • Nice reel for the price. Very smooth cranking. Always love Shimano products.
  • I liked everything about this reel EXCEPT the fact that it has no reverse-direction switch.
Size & Weight
6.6 in.
6.5 in.
11.8 oz.
10.4 oz.
5.3 in.
5.2 in.
3.8 in.
3.8 in.
Max Drag
9 lb.
24 lb.
Drag Type
Front Drag
Front Drag
Drag Adjustment
Drag Material
What customers say about "Drag"
Shimano Sienna FE (SN4000FE) Freshwater Spinning Fishing Reel
  • Has a smooth drag, its light weight & it reels smooth.
  • Smooth, casts far, and nice drag. I love this reel. Paired it with my 6'6" medium action ugly stik. Perfect match.
  • The drag can be set very precisely. I couldn't ask for anything better.
  • Smooth drag and retrieve. Great value.
  • It has stood up to a variety of conditions and allowed me to land much larger fish than I would have expected, thanks to a superb drag.
Shimano Sedona FI (SE4000XGFI) Freshwater Spinning Fishing Reel
  • The drag feels smooth, as with all of shimano reels.
  • Smooth reel, drag holds its setting, no wind knots.
  • This is a great " bang for your buck " reel. Super smooth, durable, and plenty of drag.
  • Nice drag, only time will tell as to the durability.
  • It worked well the one time I fished with it but when I got home and went to put it on the rod rack I discovered the drag had failed.
Gear Ratio
5.0 : 1
6.2 : 1
Retrieve Rate
32 in.
39 in.
Anti-Reverse Feature
Type Of Crank
Reel Handle Position
Left / Right
Left / Right
M-Compact Body, AR-C Spool, Super Stopper II, Power Roller, Vari Speed
Hagane Gear, X-Ship, AR-C Spool, G Free Body
What customers say about "Features"
Shimano Sienna FE (SN4000FE) Freshwater Spinning Fishing Reel
  • It's super smooth, the drag is reliable and predictable, the anti-reverse works great and it's just fast enough to fish fast water.
  • Seems very sturdy and smooth. Just spooled on 20lb braid and everything seems to be working fine.
  • I wonder if it is due to the shape and size of the spool or to how the line winds on the reel, but the Shimano has just been superior to everything else that I have used.
  • The new Sienna reel looks great and handles beautifully. Hands down the best reel on the market for under $30!
  • From big tarpon to snapper and grouper it can handle a beating!
Shimano Sedona FI (SE4000XGFI) Freshwater Spinning Fishing Reel
  • Large spool capacity and very smooth. Can't beat it for the price.
  • I have six of these reels. I fish about two weeks a month in salt water. Never had a problem.
  • Light weight, the gear has smooth feeling, price is about right.
  • Smooth but handle snapped in half on second use.
  • Needs a hard crank of the handle to get it closed. I'm hoping this will loosen up after time.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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