The ultimate line for spinning reels, Berkley’s NanoFil Uni-Filament Fishing Line delivers the ultimate in casting and sensitivity. Not a monofilament or braid, NanoFil Uni-Filament is the next generation of fishing line featuring unified filament technology which molecularly links and shapes hundreds of Dyneema® nanofilaments into unified filament fishing line. And since Dyneema nanofilaments are stronger-than-steel, NanoFil has a thin diameter and is incredibly strong. This advanced construction process also makes NanoFil Uni-Filament easy to cast, exceptionally sensitive and virtually free of memory and line tangles. NanoFil is optimized for use on spinning reels, and its ultra-thin diameter may dig into baitcast reels during hook-sets.
Rated 5 out of 5 by aagillmo Wow, this stuff is awesome!!!!!
I actually laughed at this line when I first saw it and never looked at it again. It felt like Teflon tape. I saw a buddy catch a 26" red drum with #8 Nanofil on a 1000 Penn Fierce Reel. Figured I'd give it a shot so I bought some #12 Nanofil and put it on my Fierce 2000 and boy is this line awesome. Casting is silky smooth, no wind knots, and casts much further than any other braid I've ever used. Got hung a few times and could not break it loose! I backed it with some mono and then put the whole 150yds on and tied a #12 fluoro leader with a uni to uni knot.
Bought my first spool on Friday evening. Fished it Sat. morning, caught an inshore slam (trout, flounder, and drum). Came in for lunch and went and bought my 2nd spool to re-spool another rod to take with me Sat. afternoon. On my way home Sunday, stopped and bought my 3rd spool to re-spool another rod. This is the only line I will put on any of my spinning reels now!
October 15, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by livetobowhunt Does what it advertises
Very solid line. Definitely cast a lot further and is a lot smoother. When you cast you cant even hear it come off real or go through guides. I got up to 20 yards further on a cast. I bought this line to put on my pole designated for fishing hatchery lake trout. Get me out to the deepest spot or on opening day get me out where others couldn't reach and it did just that. This line caught me more fish period. With the double palomar I had no problems with knot failure/slippage. I can also say I had no line breakage issues. I am writing this review based only on 8 lb test. I did have one break, but I had probably caught 20 trout one after the other and did not retie. If anybody has seen the teeth on a brown trout you would understand why that break was my fault. I am very pleased with this line. Great for casting those light trout spinners, and very durable with drag set correctly. I also want to compliment the diameter. I got all 150 yds on small trout spinning reel. I did not give it 5 stars because it becomes less smooth and doesn't cast as far with time. The fish pictures below were both caught with this line. The bass dragged my line through heavy cover.
June 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigBassBobbert Not knots, big fish
I bought this line a couple years ago, and haven't looked back. Where i fish (northern Ontario, Canada) it always seems to be very windy, i would usually get a lot of knots with other lines. But using this line, i have not had a single knot in 2 years. It is extremely sensitive, for Walleye. The line is hard to cut though. Ive caught Big Northerns, Bass, and walleye on this line, with it never breaking.
Fantastic line, and the only line i will use from now on.
May 30, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by DENIScanada IT BREAKS EASY
I fish for pickerel and stream fish for brookies
A couple of good things about this line its very sensitive you feel everything. It also cast well.
The BAD BAD thing just the act of casting I lost 5 hooks in one day and lost 3 pickerel because of the line breaking . I was using 10lb line. Then I removed the 10lb lin and changed to the 8lb thinking it might have been a bad spool and then the same thing happened to the 8lb. I have never seen that before.
This was all in the first day using the line
As it stands I will never use this line again.
If they can solve this problem with line breaking I might try it again.
May 11, 2013
In super clear water I think you should use a low vis fluorocarbon or mono leader of appropriate test. That way you know you are making the best possible presentation, including the option for a loop knot to lure (there are no loop knots for Nanofil). Uni-to-uni knot works well to join leader to Nanofil. The benefits of Nanofil are in long casting and great handling at long distance. If you are fishing close-in, small water, pocket water, I'm not sure if you'd see a benefit. If you need long casts to work the far, far end of a long pool, you'll reach them and hook them and love Nanofil.
In my experience in clear water yes. I was in some shallows were my brother was pulling them out left and right and we could see a few fish. I would watch the fish come up to my worm and then back off cause they could see the line.
The 8 lbs test is very strong and thin but it's really for light flexible limber rods. Go with 8 if that's the kind of rod you like. If you like a fast action medium rod then try 12 lbs test. Just back off the drag so you don't break off on hook sets, the line doesn't have the stretch like mono to absorb excess shock.
This is strictly opinion... but my experience with the 12 lb nano is that it is comparable in strength to my 20lb flouro. I work heavy cover and get snagged lots. Same for heavy grass, etc. The 12lb has to be way stronger than 12lb test to survive what I have put it through and it is exceptionally thin.
The diameter is pretty small for all lb test line i usually fish with 12lb test but i got the 8lb as a gift and so far it seems as strong if not stronger it has never snapped unlike other 12lbs i have used hope this helps
1 year, 1 month ago
- Laconia NH
I have this line on several rods from ultralighs to heavier bass rods. The line has performed flawlessly each and every time for over a year now. Line diameter is small and performance is big. Use a flourocarbon leader to tip it with.
If you are looking purely at the strength aspect, then 12 pound test line is the way to go. 8 pound test is still a very strong line and may be needed in some applications. If you are using the line more for finessing presentations (dropshotting, wacky rigging, etc), using the lighter line may be better. But if you are using it for applications such as spinnerbaiting and crankbaiting the 12 pound size may be the better route. Please keep in mind that I am speaking on this in terms of normal bass lures, however, the sizes may change if you are using lures say for crappie and bream.
No way. It will dig in and snap on a cast. It can be finicky on a spinning reel if it isn't spooled right (I learned the hard way).
On a baitcaster you will be destined for failure after your first catch, snag, etc that will have the line nice and snug. Then on the next cast....... SNAP and say bye to your lure and most of your line.
The double Palomar is a great knot. For the time I used the line it worked wonderful with no slip. I use the double palomar for my knots with mono and braided line also. It is a very strong and easy to do knot.
I've used braid for years and the best knot is hands down the Palomar, which means the double Palomar is even better. Braid does not slip with the Palomar. The Uni knot is also a good one for braid. I know the Nano isn't a true braid but the Double Palomar never lets you down. Use saliva when you cinch so you don't burn the line. A little dab of glue on the knot helps if you're not sure.
if you plan on just tying strait to the hook there is a high chance for a slip. the best way to tie on a bait with this line is to add a mono or floro leader. this will allow for the nano to grip into something and pevent a slip. it also helps with line visibility.
I'm using #8 nanofil with #10 fluoro leader. I suspect this is one of the most difficult leader knots to get working for 3 reasons, the slickness and thin diameter of the nanofil, plus the slickness of the fluoro. I'm having good results by doubling the nanofil and using using an alberto knot (modified albright). I'd like to know if anyone else has any other leader knots that work.
I used #12 100% fluoro leader on #12 Nanofil with a uni to uni knot and it held up fine. I wrapped the fluoro 6 times and the Nano 10 times to make the Nano knot a little bigger. I did the same for #15 fluoro leader on #17 Nanofil and it held fine as well.
Try tying a double uni-knot aka: back to back uni-knot and instead of wrapping the line the recommended 3 times, wrap it 6-7 times. I foound that little "trick" while tying fluoro to Power Pro Braided line By adding 3-4 more wraps of the braid prevented the slick Power Pro from "slipping..
I use a double uni knot to attach flouro leaders to braided main line. The regular uni is one of the strongest knots anyway and is one of the only knots besides the palomar for braided line that won't slip. Doug Stange, In'Fisherman editor, uses this knot for leaders as well.
I'm using 8# Nanofil with 12# Seaguar Fluorocarbon for the leader. I use a Modified Albright knot. I make the initial loop in the fluorocarbon and then tie the mod Albright in the Nanofil doing 8 wraps down the leader loop and then 8 wraps back up the leader loop. I tie this knot using a straightened paper clip as a stiffener and then remove the clip before I draw the knot up tight. I also wet the knot before I tighten it. Then I put a drop of ZAP-A-Gap on the knot mostly to smooth off the clipped tag ends so they pass through rod eyes more easily. Knot has not failed me so far.
I am looking for some feed back on Berkley's new line. It is NANAFILL aka Uni-Filament. Any one jumping on it yet? Seems very interesting, looking for some feed back before dropping $20.00 per 150 yards!!!!
I bought a spool of Nanofil in 4lb test back in April and used it until mid June when I pulled it back off the reel and thru it away. I would have returned it if I had the good sense to save my receipt. The stuff casts like a rocket for sure but it breaks constantly with very little force. I had it break several times in my hands while i was tying a knot. It breaks at random locations along the line not just at the knots.
i bought the 12lb the other day, had to try it. i fish all shallow, real heavy cover and primarily toss out soft plastics all day. this line was everything it said. cast my lightest soft baits further than my 6lb xl i always had on prior to. with the zero stretch, you feel every single little tap on your line. there were 3 of us fishing on my boys boat. the day started out with them makin fun of me for spending 20 bucks on the line, and ended with them ready to go pick up their own. my one complaint was that the line didnt follow through around the bail guide after the bail closed all times. not sure if this was due to the zero memory/stretch or because i need to adjust the extra washers that came with my new sahara reel.