Damn we think EXACTLY alike on this subject. tried Nano for 1 ice season threw the rest away. Only on ice, never even tried to cast it! I use 832 it casts like a dream perfect manners ice and open.I tried to like it... but just don't... It casts so so nice, but it's "ribbony" and that seems to effect a few things. My thoughts on line in general are always, use what is best for the situation while maximizing strength and minimalizing visibility. For casting real light stuff or for when you need zero stretch, the choice is either braid or nano, so when deciding between the two, I have to figure out which one is all around the best... and nano has too many small issues to be better than braid.
Nano is more delicate than braid, it has more memory (still not a ton, but more) and it's more expensive. It miiiight cast a tad further, but man, I can throw Suffix 832 nearly as far. Suffix has such a great feel and i know this sounds weird, but Nano looks like **** after a while.. like twisted ribon. For ice fishing, I tried it, but the memory was more than I like... It's not horrid line, but for the price, I stay with Suffix 832.
Great info, Ninja.... have you fished Suffix 832? I notice that it is significantly better than power pro... how does the Dyneema compare?I've have tried just about every major brand of braid on the market. NONE are without flaws. Nano, just like a few have said casts a country mile. I will agree with Z that the white is the better of the two colors I have tried.
It really depends on what you are trying to use it for. Shimano Tournament 8 is super for casting even farther than Nano and works well on the shallow spools CI4 reels. But, it is ungodly expensive and hard to find. Sunline has a few different braids that are solid. Berkley Fireline is ok. For the money I really like the price point of the braided Dyneema brands on ebay. You can usually find 300-500 yd spools for under $15 and it has held up every bit as good as the Big Name Brands. They usually ship from China for free and don't take more than a week to get here.