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Berkley has come out with a new Dyneema based, fine diameter line for UL, Light and medium applications. Has anyone tried it yet? It is called "Nanofil" and it's not the same as their heat fused Fireline, but instead, a single, round filament.

Extra casting distances and strength are it's earmarks. Should be great in 2# test for panfishing or 8# test (16# test break!) for bass & walleye.....and more. Here's a link to an interesting product test:

Gear Review

Here is an interesting video from Gander Mountain:

Nanofil Video

I'm definitely going to pick some of this line up. Probably in the 2# & 8# test ratings. I'll let you know how I fair with it! :)

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Crestliner, saw it advertised for the first time in this month's Bassmaster Magazine.

Looks interesting.

Is 8# test the highest test it comes in? I was thinking a nice 15 to 20 pound test would be interesting to try no a baitcaster and a 10 or 12 pound test for a spinning rig.

Let us know how you like it. :)

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Shopping around, the highest I could find is 12# test in only one color, "Cool Mist". If it becomes popular, I'm sure they will expand the line up! :lol:

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i picked up a spool of the 8# about 10 days ago, it hasnt been on the reel i put it on for about 6 days now, if that says anything.

i put it on a 9530 pflueger patriarch, and thought it was TERRIBLE, had way too much memory (looked like a slinky when it was limp), with the same lure, sufix 832 cast about 1/3 farther, and the white color is awful. it was quiet through the guides, and i didnt get a chance to do any bottom contact to see how sensitive it was (i was pitching flicker shads, yes crankbaits on spinning gear, with superline!) but from what i saw the cons of the line far outweigh the pros.

i will stick with 832 on all my rods, a far superior line, imo.

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As Canga points out, not everybody will fall in love with this line, but then what line is there that everyone loves? I've been using a spool of 10lb NanoFil for a couple of weeks now and have mixed opinions about it.

I'm casting noticeably farther than I am with 10lb Fireline and sensitivity and strength come pretty close to 10lb Fireline. I find it behaves very well on the spinning reel spool and haven't found the slinky effect mentioned by Canga. While very round off the filler spool, it does flatten some with use and mine held a twisted profile on the last several feet of line after I spent an hour fishing an in-line spinner. The twisted profile lessened some during the next outing. It is very, very slick and knots are more difficult to tie effectively, but leaving a 3/8" tag on my palomar and Alberto knots worked reasonably well as my expectations were for smallmouth fishing not stripers or musky. I did find a light coating of super glue added some security to the Alberto.

The white color is my biggest complaint about it, as I'm unable to see this line in the glare of the water. I've ordered a spool of hi-vis 10lb Sufix 832 to compare side by side with my spool of NanoFil. In a couple more weeks I may have more to write.

oe

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Not being a schmuck in intent or practice with these, just posting them.

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It is called "Nanofil" and it's not the same as their heat fused Fireline, but instead, a single, round filament.

A single filament ??? Okay, so it's "mono-filament" then ! Isn't that all we needed to know ? Mono just sucks. Plain and simple. I used that garbage for more than 25 years. Switching to braid was 10 X's as big a leap, as the next biggest improvement to my fishing ever was.

Then again, I despise Fired Line, just about as much as mono, also. I've heard straight from insiders, that the only reason fused lines were ever created, was that they had "a couple of the good properties of braided line.... non-stretch, a little thinner, but yet were a LOT cheaper to produce, which = higher profit margins.

If it's not straight up braided spectra, or dyneema, it's not worth fishing.

Who me, opinionated ? ;) LOL

Peace,

Fish

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I just got 3, 300 yard spools in 6, 8 and 10 pound test I'll let you all now if it's any good here in a week or so.

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Marketing information must be read carefully! NanoFil fishes LIKE a monofilament. It certainly looks and feels more mono-like than any other PE line I've handled, BUT it's actually many, many ridiculously thin dyneema fibers bundled together and MOLECULARLY LINKED.

What I'm interested in knowing: what's the difference between molecularly linked; fused; bonded; or glued?

Hey, it's all good... just give me a flame green color!

oe

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I've used the Nanofil about four trips now. I like it and just added it to another reel. I've been using the 10 lb test and I am pretty much amazed at the casting distance I am getting. It will outcast any line I have ever used, including Suffix 832 ( 832 was a 20 lb test though ). It does look slinky-like on the water but I have yet to have an issue with it ( birds-nest, ect. ). It handles well and I like the white color ( easy to see - I'm a line watcher ) and I use a floro leader so the color doesn't bother me. Knots have to be tied well as the line is slippery like a mono/flouro. It doesn't seem to be near as visible under water as the Fireline Crystal was.

Am I going to strip the Suffix 832 off my other reels and replace with Nanofil ? No, but the next time I buy line I'll probably buy Nanofil if it continues to perform as it has so far.

My .02 cents worth.

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Keep in mind it is Spinning only, not for use on bait casters because of the diameter. It would likely be fine on a Pixy or Scorpion, but not on most reels.

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A single filament ??? Okay, so it's "mono-filament" then ! Isn't that all we needed to know ? Mono just sucks. Plain and simple. I used that garbage for more than 25 years. Switching to braid was 10 X's as big a leap, as the next biggest improvement to my fishing ever was.

Then again, I despise Fired Line, just about as much as mono, also. I've heard straight from insiders, that the only reason fused lines were ever created, was that they had "a couple of the good properties of braided line.... non-stretch, a little thinner, but yet were a LOT cheaper to produce, which = higher profit margins.

If it's not straight up braided spectra, or dyneema, it's not worth fishing.

Who me, opinionated ? ;) LOL

Peace,

Fish

Chris I could NOT agree MORE! Going to braid made me a MUCH better fisherman.

I wonder if I could CAPITALIZE any more WORDS?

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I'm always hesitant to run out and buy the "Next Great Thing" in fishing lines, there have been some real stinkers in the past(Berkley Vanish comes to mind!) I always like to wait awhile and let them work the bugs out.

We'll see about this stuff.

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