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can anyone explain this nanofil stuff to me?
« on: July 13, 2011, 01:41:18 AM »
is it a braid, mono or flouro ? it kinda looks like a mixture of all and it burns my hand like mad spoolin it at the store haha

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Re: can anyone explain this nanofil stuff to me?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2011, 01:46:30 PM »
is it a braid, mono or flouro ? it kinda looks like a mixture of all and it burns my hand like mad spoolin it at the store haha

In my opinion, the NanoFil is a thinner diameter line than Fireline.  Instead of being thermally fused like Fireline, it is hundreds of small strands of gel spun polyethylene Dyneema fibers.  The ten pound is about 3 pound diameter, so it's super strong (and thinner than Fireline), and you can cast it farther.  Being Dyneema fiber, it's made out of the same kind of fiber as Fireline, but it is far more supple due to being constructed diferently.  I noticed it was extremely limp compared to fresh from the package Fireline of a comparible size.

It's still no stretch like a traditional braid, and they tried to make it look more like a traditional mono or flouro with the white color.  Six pound Fireline is 0.006 in diameter, and the six pound NanoFil is 0.005, and that thinness will allow you to cast farther, and use slightly smaller weight to get down just as deep.  It's got the same no stretch properties of traditional braids.  After using this stuff more, I will probably like it more than I like Fireline, and may respool most of my spinning reels with it.  It breaks at over it's rating too and it will be interesting to see how abrasian resistant it is after being on a spool for an extended period as well.


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Re: can anyone explain this nanofil stuff to me?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2011, 02:34:42 PM »
I'm going to give it a thorough test this weekend and see what I think of it.  I'm a Fireline guy, so I'm pretty stoked to see how the Nanofil works.

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Re: can anyone explain this nanofil stuff to me?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2011, 03:10:16 PM »
thanks chris i was actually impressed with just how abrasion resistant it is. spooling it for a gentleman my last shift i noticed some stuff just couldn't put my finger on it. burns like mad too if shes rubbin on skin, another side note was i had to use a hot line cutter to get a good tip i couldn't cut the line with scissors which did surprise me because i only saw that with lines like sufix and flourobraid with gortex in it
 

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Re: can anyone explain this nanofil stuff to me?
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2011, 01:42:23 PM »
I jigged and casted with it all weekend, and I'm impressed.  If you like Fireline (I do), you'll love the Nanofil, it's basically just an improved version of Fireline from what I can tell.  The actual properties of it you notice when fishing - limpness, strength, feel, etc... are almost exactly the same.

We'll see how it holds up, but for now, I'm happy with it.

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Re: can anyone explain this nanofil stuff to me?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2011, 01:58:47 PM »
thats great to hear haha dos anyone know why it only goes up to 12 lb test?

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Re: can anyone explain this nanofil stuff to me?
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2011, 12:33:18 AM »
It was purposely designed for freshwater spinning reels, and finesse applications.


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Re: can anyone explain this nanofil stuff to me?
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2011, 07:50:41 PM »
i met a pure fishing rep today who gave me a great explanation on the stuff. turns out the scientific thought that went into it is incredible ! actually the veritas a rod by abu garcia is almost made completely out of the same technology. same with aspects of the revo which was the winner for best spinning reel from icast i learnt from the other thread you had started chris and this year they wanted to revolutionize the line which they nailed with their ultra sensitive and thin new braid almost completely made up of that dyneema stuff i was very impressed cant wait to give it a try

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Re: can anyone explain this nanofil stuff to me?
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2012, 02:22:02 PM »
Chris and Josh, does it seperate in your fingers, as say Power Pro or Gorilla braid do?

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Re: can anyone explain this nanofil stuff to me?
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2012, 12:15:35 PM »
How does this compare to SpiderWire (I use 12 lb)?  I will need to buy some line this year and was wondering which way to go.

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Re: can anyone explain this nanofil stuff to me?
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2012, 10:31:10 AM »
tryed all 5 diffrent braids this year and im very impressed with all but one!! :D my rankings are pre straight forward i put em all through hell and back too lol

1. powerpro superslick (the new timber brown) BEST LINE BAR NONE again my opinion
2. sufix 832 this stuff casts amazing and with the gortex is unbreakable! litrally 100% abrasion resistant my opinion
3. spiderwire flourobraid 2 strands of gortex makes for a hefty line and again probably my number 1 river line
4. nanofil great stuff excellent casting but not as abrasion resistant as id like it to be. small pike were biteing through it on 12lb test
5. tuff line. no comment... thick not very nice casting frayed ALOT and frankly i only felt the need to troll with it.

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Re: can anyone explain this nanofil stuff to me?
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2012, 02:36:41 PM »
tryed all 5 diffrent braids this year and im very impressed with all but one!! :D my rankings are pre straight forward i put em all through hell and back too lol

1. powerpro superslick (the new timber brown) BEST LINE BAR NONE again my opinion
2. sufix 832 this stuff casts amazing and with the gortex is unbreakable! litrally 100% abrasion resistant my opinion
3. spiderwire flourobraid 2 strands of gortex makes for a hefty line and again probably my number 1 river line
4. nanofil great stuff excellent casting but not as abrasion resistant as id like it to be. small pike were biteing through it on 12lb test
5. tuff line. no comment... thick not very nice casting frayed ALOT and frankly i only felt the need to troll with it.

X2 on that list.

I'm a BIG fan of the new Power Pro superslick, it has all the goodness of power pro and Fireline rolled into one.  It'll be my go to line for the forseeable future. 

I've got several spools of 832 kicking around, it's my second choice.  VERY strong line, but just not as supple or smooth as the Superslick.  It'll get used though.

The original Fireline is still good stuff too in my opinion, but the other lines above are just better.  I still use the original 10/4 Fireline Crystal on my linecounter rigs, but only because it makes referencing the Precison Trolling book quick and easy.   I do like the easy visibility of the Crystal above the water so you can monitor what you're crank's doing.

I gave up on Nanofil, decent line, but it degrades quickly and loses strength, it frays too easily too.  I also don't like the white color.  I won't buy it again.

I've never tried Spiderwire or Tuff line, and likely never will, so nothing to add there.

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Re: can anyone explain this nanofil stuff to me?
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2012, 02:51:23 PM »
agreed if you ever get bored of your line the spiderwire aint bad :P just know with that stuff price normally reflects quality the flourobraid is basically the only one i use