If you were to ask many an angler to name the flagship small spin reel in the Shimano range you’ll have a very large percentage say the Stella, without hesitation. And yes, it is beyond doubt the pinnacle of Shimano spin reel design and engineering. For many other Shimano fans however, they will give you a remarkably different answer. Most anglers would be stunned to learn just how many experienced anglers carry a Sienna as their go-to utility around the inshore grounds. The Sienna reel is one of the cheapest spin reels offered in the Shimano fishing reel range. It is in every way an entry level spin reel, but for many well-travelled, experienced anglers, it’s the Sienna that puts Shimano at the pointy end of spin reel manufacturing.
Having been in the Shimano range for over a decade now, many a newbie has cut their fishing teeth on the Shimano Sienna reel. There have been a few incarnations of the Sienna, but the principal has remained the same. Simple, robust, extraordinarily capable and a delight to use. All this is true of the Latest Sienna FE model. The greatest change is its more contemporary styling. This is due by and large to the XGT-7 body, which also offers a low centre of gravity making it even easier to use.
With 3 compact sizes in the range, a 1000 a 2500 and a 4000, you will see these one bearing legends deployed in the most unlikely of places. You’ll see Barra anglers fishing the creeks with the 4000, taking 60cm plus Barra. The rod is running out of puff while the Sienna is powering on. You’ll see the 2500 being cast as a general light estuary, lake and everyday inshore reel and the Sienna 1000 reel being used by the finesse anglers chasing bream, whiting and more on ultra light line classes.
This is one of the most advanced and best value for money fishing reels in the Australian market place. In fact, dollar for dollar, it doesn’t get much better than a Shimano Sienna fishing reel. There as basic as they come but many an angler still has the first Sienna they bought over 10 years ago and they’re still deploying it now in all sorts of conditions hunting all sorts of fish targets.
You should own a Sienna. While we drool over the Stella, Sienna is the reason we love Shimano so much. The Sienna FE Spin Reel for sale now here at Fishing Tackle Shop.
♦ AR-C Spool
♦ XGT-7 body
♦ Dyna Balance
♦ Varispeed II
♦ 10 year warranty
♦ Ball bearings 1+1
Note: Price is for 1 reel only and price varies depending on what size you choose. Select a size from our order menu near the add to cart button to view the price for that model - Images for illustration only - differences may occur between models such as handle knob.
♦ Gear Ratio: 5.0:1
♦ Max Drag: 4.0kg
♦ Mono line capacity approx: 140 yards / 4lb
♦ Approx Braid Capacity: 95 yards / 10lb
♦ Approx Weight: 210 grams
♦ Gear Ratio: 5.0:1
♦ Max Drag: 4.0kg
♦ Approx Monofilament line capacity: 140 yards / 8lb
♦ Approx braid capacity: 170 yards / 10lb
♦ Approx Weight: 260 Grams
♦ Gear Ratio: 5.2:1
♦ Max Drag: 9.0kg
♦ Approx Monofilament line capacity: 200 yards / 10lb
♦ Approx braid capacity: 265 yards / 15lb
♦ Approx Weight: 335 grams
Sienna 1000 reels are best for light finesse angling inshore, whilst the 2500 size sports a little more capacity to tackle a wider range of estuary and lake style fish species. The 4000 size makes a great inshore reel for larger species such as mulloway, barramundi and more or also makes a great light beach reel or offshore boat reel where a large capacity is not required.
In terms of rod choice we have developed a handy guide to assist you a little better in making a choice. See the guide here. We are also just a phone call, email or live chat session away if you need any further assistance.
♦ Enjoy the new XGT-7 low centre of gravity body for even easier use.
♦ The one bearing provides unrivalled reliability. It’s fool proof yet amazingly smooth.
♦ It is a compact reel and easy to carry every time you hit the inshore grounds. Take it with you every trip.
♦ This reel will be with you for a very long time if you look after it well. More importantly, catch you a bunch of fish that you will remember forever.
♦ Budget priced reel with technology that was once reserved for higher end reels a decade ago.
The Sienna is a reel for every angler. From newbie to the most advanced angler, the Shimano Sienna FE is a joy to use in every way. We can’t recommend a better fishing reel for this price. In many cases the Sienna is just as good as many reels with a price tag twice the size and then some.