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Hi,
Anyone tried Berkely Nanofil line.
This is fine .12mm is around 15lb breaking strain.
It is described as the ultimate spinning line.
Just wondered if it would make good tippet material.
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I would of thought not.
Its white so would be fairly visible.
Might make a nice shooting line???


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its too fine for shooting line.
that stuff is amazing, crazy fine. anybody throwing lures needs to check it out


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What about in a heavy breaking strain ie 65lb etc??

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its still too fine toby, it'd cut into your fingers something rotten.

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Ok just a thought.
Bet the line would fly though lol :p


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I have used it as tippet material several times. Contrary to other dyneema based threads, it actually worked for me as tippet material. I used 8/00 and 6/00 and would love to try 2/00. Biggest problem I found, was the knots. You can't use regular knots on it. The hook to leader knot is on the package and works well. As leader to tippet knot I have used a tippet ring like Vision sells or an albright with on the end of the knot a few extra windings downwards if that makes sense. Double the Nanofil if you knot it.
I used Nanofil for stillwater trout and on saltwater for coalfish, pollack and mackerel. Caught fish during both types of fishing.
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here's the knot you'll want to use to connect braid to nylon
Stren Knot

i've been  using Berkley FireIce ? in 0,04mm for a few years with great success for trout-type fish. i'm not sure where the spools are but if i remember correctly it's about as strong as a 0,20 mm mono or more.  :cool: of course, it has no stretch so that can be a problem depending on what species, size and how you're fishing.
a nice bonus for nymphing is when you snag you just pull out the hook instead of breaking off  :)

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its still too fine toby, it'd cut into your fingers something rotten.

think 'cheese cutter'   :cool:

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Fireline? that is about the stiffest dyneema braid on the market.

Marc, nanofil is nothing like the dyneema braids like Fireline. Forget any normal knot like a uni or the Stren knot you showed (I have been using modern braids since the nineties, so I can make the comparison) you are used to using with braid. They won't hold. Two things happen with ordinary knots: either they just slip with hardly any tension at all (try a uni with it and you'll know what I mean) or they break at zero tension, because when compressed nanofil looses its breaking strain.
On the spools they have glued a leaflet with the knots that do hold. The tippet to leader knot to use (I have this one from one of the guys who tested the prototype nano lines for DSM) is not on the leaflet. It is an albright with some adjustments: make a loop in the mono, then double the nano and pull the double line through the loop. Make ten turns upwards, away from the loop. Then make five turns back down again. Thread the remaining ends of nano through the loop and tighten.
Nanofil feels and acts like mono, that is my experience. Apart from the knots I enjoy using it as tippet material.
The connection looks like this.

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