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EFTTEX Awards 2017

The EFTTEX Best New Product Awards 2017

The self-styled ‘world leader’ in fishing line development has introduced a new ultimate spinning reel line that ‘pushes the limits for minimum diameter and maximum strength’.

Berkley NanoFil, with its thin smooth texture, “allows anglers to effortlessly cast further with unsurpassed precision. It will also be the first non-stretch line that can be used on pole, Bolognese and match rods,” says Berkley, adding: “Salt and freshwater predator, specimen, trout and coarse fisherman are going to appreciate the markedly longer casts using NanoFil. It’s not a mono, it’s not a braid, this is the next generation of fishing line.” NanoFil is made out of gel-spun polyethylene, much like a superline. It consists of hundreds of Dyneema nanofilaments that are molecularly linked and shaped into a unified filament fishing line. Says Berkley: “Dyneema gives this line superline-type strength and our uni-filament process makes it feel and handle like a smooth monofilament.”

NanoFil line lends itself to a wide variety of techniques, says its maker, but it is most useful when anglers desire an ultra-small diameter line for greater casting yet also desire the ultimate in sensitivity to feel the subtlest of bites.

For best knot strength results, Berkley recommends using the NanoFil Knot – a ‘double palomar’ for direct knots to swivels hooks etc, that increases knot strength by 15% over a standard palomar knot. Details are included on the packaging under the peel-off label on the spool.

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