Fisherman, Pete Morris, reviews the Berkley Nanofil
Berkley Nanofil : Test Saturday 9Th July 2011 and it was my lovely wife’s Birthday. I sat her down and gave her a card a very nice gift and then explained she needed to give me a quick hand to spool up my spare ‘Patriarch’ spool with some of Berkley’s new ‘Nanofil line’.Yeah I am a sensitive kind of bloke but she is used to this sought of thing and when I told her I was fishing later in the afternoon she was even more understanding..Ha Ha…. Marriage has to have some benefits doesn’t it..?
So, some new 3lb Nanofil went onto my spare spool and I hit the river to terrorise the local Trevally Population with my good mate Craig. At first glance we couldn’t believe how fine the 3lb was and naturally our first thoughts were ‘This stuff is going to cast an absolute mile’ and we certainly were not wrong with this assumption.
To give an accurate description of how it cast, once the leader knot had passed through the runners (which in this case was 6lb) it was honestly like there was no line going out at all and I was watching an unattached lure flying out. Of course in reality the lure was attached but using the Nanofil produced effortless casting with superb distance. I suppose you could quite easily say ‘well you would expect this from any lines with a rating as fine as 3lb’ but Nanofil was a total different feeling.
Now came the real test, the strength test, and if there was one fish that would give the line a run for its money it was our local Trevally. These can be anything from Juvenile GT’s to Diamond Trevally and range in size from say 1-4kg in the estuary, and can be a real handful on light gear. No sooner had we started casting and I received a solid whack on a plastic and the Nanofil was screaming off the reel and I was onto a good Trevally. After quite a serious little contest I boated a very nice little GT of 53cm and the Nanofil had been christened in pretty good style.
The line handled the fish incredibly well and as the afternoon went on I landed a dozen or so more smaller fish and really put it through its paces. All round, extremely impressive line and I am really looking forward to some summertime surface action on the Whiting and Bream using this 3lb Nanofil. This stuff will cast Mr. 3B scum dog across a whole sand flat in one cast.