Platypus Fishing Line


Next generation Australian made braid and monofilament fishing lines.

Quality fishing line from Platypus Australia's strongest fishing line since 1898. Give yourself every advantage over that elusive fish with the great range of quality Platypus Fishing Lines, Australia's strongest fishing line.


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, before being acquired by Australian owned and operated family business, Tackle Tactics, 121 years after it began, where it is still owned, operated and manufactured in Australia. 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 pioneered many braided lines in Australia and still operates a braiding plant today. 

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 our products often allows concepts and materials used in one application to be used to create better fishing lines. We are constantly reviewing our manufacturing processes, raw materials and additives to offer the best available fishing lines to you. 

Still manufacturing in Brisbane Australia over 120 years later, Platypus Lines continues to develop a comprehensive and evolving range of fishing lines for Australian anglers and conditions.

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