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BERKLEY Berkley® NanoFil Uni-Filament Fishing Line

Beyond braid and monofilament, this next-generation fishing line casts farther than any other Berkley line. It’s made of gel-spun polyethylene woven with hundreds of Dyneema® nanofilaments that are molecularly linked to form a uni-filament that’s stronger than braid, yet smooth as monofilament. Dyneema fibers are nearly frictionless for shooting off spools and cutting through the air with little resistance, delivering unparalleled long-distance casting accuracy. Its zero-stretch performance eliminates kinking and spool memory, while offering premium bite-detecting sensitivity. It also features an incredible strength-to-diameter ratio. Highly abrasion-resistant for long-lasting durability. Made in USA. Lb. Test Dia. (in.) Size (yds.) Color(s) 1 0.001 150 Clear Mist 2 0.002 150 Clear Mist, Green 3 0.003 150 Clear Mist, Green 4 0.004 150 Clear Mist, Green, Chartreuse 4 0.004 300 Clear Mist, Green, Chartreuse 6 0.005 150 Clear Mist, Green, Chartreuse 6 0.005 300 Clear Mist, Green, Chartreuse 8 0.006 15
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can you troll with this line?

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The Berkley® NanoFil Uni-Filament Fishing Line, item # IK-129528, can be used for trolling.
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Yes, you could troll with Nanofil but I'm not sure why you'd want to. You might gain some depth due to the thin diameter but the major benefits of Nanofil, casting distance and sensitivity, are lost in trolling. I would think you'd save substantial money with other choices. Hope this helps you.
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does nanofil float or sink ?

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The Berkley NanoFil Uni-Filament Fishing Line, item IK-129528, is a sinking line.
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It floats. Line is great for top water or just below the water surface.
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answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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Line visibility

I fish alot of ponds and rivers some dirty and merkey to some ponds where you can see 10+ feet deep what color would be best or any color and use a leader?
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Green. Even though the white is supposedly translucent...I get more strikes with green color and a 3-8ft leader. Make sure to practice tying knots before fishing because sometimes you need to add 1-3 wraps extra due to it's slick nature and being super thin.
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answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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I have only used the white, but I always use a leader. Tie on a swivel and some fluorocarbon and you won't have to worry about visibility.
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answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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I use clear mist with a floracarbon leader works well for me
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use the green and yes use a steelon leader or one you tie, because a pike will cut it. can use a knife, but snips and sissors will not cut it
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answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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using this line for ice fishing?

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The Berkley NanoFil Uni-Filament Fishing Line, item # IK-129528, can be used for ice fishing.
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I have not, but my two sons in MN use it all winter in there fo fo trailer they live in fishing! :)
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I normally use braid with fluoro leader for ice fishing, but I don't see why you couldn't use Nanofil. Expensive ice line though.
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answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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What about line memory with NanoFil?

Using an 8# test, what about line twist and memory off a spinning reel?
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I have not experienced any memory with this line. This line is brilliant and an outstanding line for crappie.
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No memory what so ever.
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I have been using 8-10 # Nanofil since it came out on my spinning reals. Never any line twist or memory. Casts great, very sensitive.
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I have used the 10 lb test off a spinning reel for 2 years, and have no problem with line memory. As for twist - if you are using something that spins like a spoon - be certain that you use a good quality swivel so the line doesn't twist. I made the mistake - and found that it annoyed me. That said, the twist still didn't cause a problem with knotting up when there was slack - mostly because the line is so slick, the knots just pull through.
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I used 10 lb test for many continous days and found that the product does have more memory than standard braid, but this was a positive attribute. None of the typical memory issues with mono.. looping , tangles, but enough memory to provide better handling in many respects than braid.. less nasty tangles . You will notice memory curling of the line after 6 hours use, but it created no negatives to smooth fishing. Very poor Abrasion resistance was an enormous concern though.
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I used the 15#. Lots of memory and twist. I don't like this stuff.
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answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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Would this line be choice for vertical jigging with 8-12 lb rod in deep river? If not,wich one will be appropriette?Thankss

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yes, it has ZERO stretch, it would work well jigging, set your drag loose, the line has no stretch and you can feel every bump while deep jigging.
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answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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I found that this line snaps easily, especially when jerked suddenly. Therefore, I wouldn't recommend it for jigging.

I have had good luck with Berkley FireLine, so I can recommend that. (I like the FireLine Crystal)

I am trying out the PowerPro braid. I has good ratings, but I haven't used it enough to be able to give feedback yet.
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I use this on headboats, and you can only cast underhanded, and it works fine.
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will this line work on baitcasting reels

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The Berkley® NanoFil Uni-Filament Fishing Line would work in a baitcasting reel.
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NO
it bites into the baitcasting spool causing knots and cut line, real mess.. it is made for spinning reels only
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I use it on my bait casting rod and reel while fishing for Bass and have no problems. I'm very pleased with it.
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Perfectly, I have it on five bait-casters.
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Will this line work well on a spincast reel?

I love the line as it is spooled on both my spinning reels, but I'd like yo try it on my spin-cast reel. I have a Zebco Omega Pro.

Thank you.
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The Berkley NanoFil Uni-Filament Fishing Line works very well on a spincast reel.
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No i wouldn't recommend it but you can give it a try. i am not a big fan of this line because it will get twisted and the knots will slip if you use a certain knot.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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Yes, it will work on a spin cast real.
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I think this will work on any configuration, it is a wonderful line and cast so much farther than braid and whole lot farther then mono.
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would this line be good for ultra light fishing in streams in 1 to 4 feet of water?

the stream is crystal clear. And would the color of the line make the fish skittish and not take the lure?

thank you for the help.
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Although Berkley® NanoFil Uni-Filament Fishing Line and other braided/superlines can be designed to be virtually invisible under water, they are not as translucent as monofilament or fluorocarbon lines.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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I have been using this line for almost a year now and the Fire Line for several years. I fish on big waters with my ultra light and small streams. When the fish get picky there is nothing better than having a flouro leader tied by a uni to uni knot. I have used the line tied directly to a swivel for added strength with lures such as Fighting Fish or the Colorado with no issues catching fish.
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I'd be wary of using this line in shallow stream situations, primarily because of the abrasion risks. This line is not very abrasion-resistant, nor as invisible underwater as a mono or fluoro line, so you'll need to tie on a leader of one of those anyways. My experience is that this is a better open-water line than in close quarters. In those tighter situations, just use a mono or fluoro line, because they'll resist abrasion better and be less visible.
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That is what my sons use in MN, in the small streams and shallow coves.
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I recommend using a fluorocarbon leader with this line.
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Line size line ?

I am useing 8 lb line now for walleye fishing, what lb line should I use with the nanoFil line.?
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The diameter, per the manufacturer is (in) 0.006 for the Berkley® NanoFil Uni-Filament Fishing Line 8 LB test :
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If you are using 8lb mono currently than stick with 8lb Nanofil. It is not overly strong like Fire Line where the line strength is almost double. This line was created to be the "thinnest" line available in it's weight class.
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answered 2 years, 8 months ago
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Berkley recommends 8-10lb nanofill for Walleyes.
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Use at least 12 or 17lbs. And it will not break.
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Or set your drag lighter and you can get away with 4 or 6 pound.
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what kind of knot is best for this line

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There are three recommended knots.

■Attaching line to tackle: NanoFilTM Knot
■Attaching Leaders: Double Albright Knot
■Salt Water Application: Use a Double Albright or Spider Hitch to a Uni knot
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follow whatever know they recommend and add more twists to it. when I first tried this line my normal splice for 8lb leader with the 4lb braid would slip and cut through...however instead of just 6 or 8 wraps I went to 10 for my splice and that solved the problem.

this line is very slick and does actually hold a knot very well...when tied properly. I mainly use 4lb leader for panfish and soon trout. excellent and deadly combo.
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The knot they suggested which is on the spool.
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For attaching to Mono backing on spool or to a clear leader try a "Seaguar Knot". I've used it with no failures for several test casts with more weight than I normally use in normal fishing
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The knot on the box seemed to work the best for me without any slippage. I believe they call it the "Nanofil Knot". It is a double palomer knot which creates a bit of a shock absorber and easy to tie. Does not seem to slip and did not lose any lures due to incorrectly tying. Tie a palomer knot but once more through the loop is all you need.
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answered 2 years, 10 months ago
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Double Palamar just like the manufacturer recommends.
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Berkley has a nanofill knot included in the packaging, but I use a double Palomar knot.
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