We implemented spin-echo line-scanning (SELINE) fMRI through a simple rotation of the spin-echo refocusing gradient to a plane perpendicular to the excited slice and removing the phase encode gradient. This technique promises a combination of high spatio-temporal resolution and specificity of functional responses to the microvasculature. We compared SELINE data to the corresponding gradient-echo version (GELINE). We demonstrate that SELINE showed much improved line selection compared to GELINE, albeit at the cost of a significant drop in functional sensitivity. The low functional sensitivity needs to be addressed before SELINE can be applied.