Shimano Sienna


Shimano Sienna

Shimano Sienna Specifications

The Shimano Sienna has both Front Drag and Rear Drag versions. They’re sized as 500, 1000, 2500 and 4000. Five hundred is suitable for ultralight uses while the 4000 can handle large freshwater and inshore fish. The Sienna is approved for saltwater and rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines.

The FD and RD versions each have pluses and minuses. The Front Drag model has a:

  • Power Roller
  • weight range between 6.0 and 12.3 ounces
  • drag power range between four and 13 pounds
  • retrieve per crank range between 25 and 32 inches
  • front drag

The Rear Drag model has a:

  • weight range between 8.3 and 13 ounces
  • drag power range between seven and 15 pounds
  • retrieve per crank range between 28 and 33 inches

Both the FD and RD version have 3+1 bearings and one roller bearing. The FD has three models while the RD has four.

Unsure whether to go with Front Drag or Rear Drag? Generally speaking, the Front Drag is smoother than Rear Drag. Plus, Front Drag is more popular, so you’ll have a wider variety of reels to choose from.

On the other hand, Rear Drag reels are easier to adjust while actually fighting with a fish, because you see the reel in the beginning. Also, Rear Drag reels are generally considered to be a better option with low-end reels.

The Sienna is low-priced but we wouldn’t classify it as low-end, so that con doesn’t really apply here. Basically, both the FD and RD Sienna models performed well. The Front Drag Sienna is the more popular seller, but your choice should really come down to personal preference.


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