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Quality fishing line from Platypus – Australia’s strongest fishing line since 1898

Quality fishing line from PlatypusPlatypus fishing lines

Australia’s strongest fishing line since 1898

Give yourself every advantage over that elusive fish with the great range of quality Platypus Fishing Lines.

About Platypus fishing lines

Platypus fishing lines was started by George Ross McPherson in 1898.

George was a Scottish rope maker by trade and saw the opportunity to make fishing line in Australia. In those days fishing line was made from twisted linen fibers and was a small diameter rope. Within a few years the popularity and reputation of Platypus grew and the business expanded. The name Platypus, was apparently chosen to signify the unique Australian nature of the product and just like the animal, being as good or useful on land (as a string or fine rope) as it was in the water (for catching fish).

Throughout the next century Platypus was passed through the family, currently the fourth generation McPherson is involved in running the business. Platypus has always prided itself on innovation; producing Australia’s first extruded nylon fishing lines in the 1960’s. Realising the advantages of Gel Spun Polyethylene braided lines, Platypus has operated a braiding plant for the last decade.

Recognised in the plastics industry as an authority on Nylon monofilament extrusion, Platypus produces many products other than fishing line, from hi-tech fibres for mining and medical applications to bristles for brushes. The diversity of Platypus products often allows concepts and materials used in one application to be used to create better fishing lines. Platypus are constantly reviewing their manufacturing processes, raw materials and additives to offer the best available fishing lines to you.

Unlike so many other Australian cultural icons Platypus is still based in Brisbane, Australia over 100 years later. Platypus remains proudly owned and operated by the same family that established the company in 1898.

Quality fishing line from Platypus – Australia’s strongest fishing line since 1898

platypus fishing lines PLATYPUS

NEW Platinum Plus Braid™

Now thinner and stronger

High Viz Green 

5lb t0 50LB

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PLATYPUSplatypus pretest braid


IGFA class Braid

 super silky and tightly woven,

6KG to 60KG


PLATYPUSplatypus p8 braid

P8 Braid™

Extra thin and round,

P8 is our premium quality braid.  

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PLATYPUSplatypus platinum braid

Platinum Braid™

Quality Australian made braid  

that won’t break the bank.

5lb to 80lb

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PLATYPUSPlatypus super 100


our advanced technology bring you

the world’s thinnest fishing line.

4lb to 50lb

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PLATYPUSplatypus low stretch


low stretch

it thinks it’s a braid,

now available in high-visibility orange.

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PLATYPUSplatypus platinum


 Great value low-diameter fishing line

Breaking strains 

4lb to 80lb 


PLATYPUSplatypus pretest


Every 1000m is tested 3 times 

with the highest test written in black and white on the spool.

1Kg to 60KG

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PLATYPUSplatypus outrigger line

 NEW Outrigger™

perfect for stringing your outriggers

Durable Black monofilament

outrigger line comes in a length of 50 m (164 feet).

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PLATYPUSplatypus game leader

Game Leader™

The super soft core gives maximum limpness

flexibility and superb handling.

Up to 600lb

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PLATYPUSplatypus hard alloy

Hard Alloy Leader™

A unique blend of polymers

produce this ultra-hard alloy nylon

for the ultimate in abrasion-resistance.

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PLATYPUSplatypus stealth leader

Stealth Leader™

100% flourocarbon

Gets the lure or bait down to the strike zone quicker.

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