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Hard Alloy Leader™

Platypus Hard Alloy Leader™ is the ultimate leader for the discerning angler.

It is manufactured in Australia using a unique blend of nylon polymers to produce an ultra-hard alloy for the ultimate in abrasion-resistance.

We have selected specific polymers for their high-tensile strength and high abrasion-resistance properties. By combining these polymers we are able to produce this unique leader. 

Platypus Hard Alloy Leader™ is one of the only leaders in the world produced with a matte finish to reduce glint under the water.

Platypus Hard Alloy Leader™ has been sold into the US market as a private brand for some time and has build a considerable following amongst fly fishers around the world.

Advantages of Platypus Hard Alloy Leader™

  • Unique formulation of raw materials to give high impact strength and superior abrasion-resistance 
  • Improved abrasion-resistance compared to regular leaders 
  • Lower elongation (stretch) for better lure presentation and improved hook up rate 
  • 100% Australian made, owned and operated

Technical details

Construction

Platypus Hard Alloy Leader™ is manufactured using a unique blend of spcially selected nylon polymers to produce an ultra-hard alloy for the ultimate in abrasion-resistance

Additives

UV inhibitors and heat stabilisers

Breaking strains

40 lb (0.60 mm),
60 lb (0.75mm),
80 lb (0.90 mm),
100 lb (1.00mm),
150 lb (1.20mm) and
200 lb (1.40 mm)

Lengths

Platypus Hard Alloy Leader™ is available in 50 - 100m lengths (depending on breaking strain).

Colours

Matte