For over 30 years Platypus Pre-test™ has been the line to use if you were chasing sport and Gamefishing records.

Proving itself with over 500 IGFA and ANSA records, Platypus Pre-test™ is an example of good old Aussie know how.

Platypus Pre-test™ offers confidence that no other line in the world has the guts to do, with the highest test written in black and white on the spool. Every 1000 metres of Pretest is tested three times with the highest test written on the spool. 

Just because Platypus Pre-test™ has been around for over 30 years does not mean that it has remained the same. Platypus is constantly updating techniques, tracking down new nylon resins and additives to bring you the best possible nylon monofilament in the world. 

Platypus Pre-test™ has an engineered stretch, which acts as a shock absorber for those long battles with trophy fish. Platypus uses its exclusive hard annealing process to provide excellent abrasion resistance and reliable quality.

Advantages of Platypus Pre-test™

  • Every 1000m of Pre-test™ is tested three times

  • Engineered stretch for long battles with trophy fish

  • Over 500 IGFA and ANSA records

  • Excellent abrasion resistance

  • 100% Australian made, owned and operated

Technical details


Pre-test™ is a three-layer co-polymer nylon monofilament


Ultraviolet inhibitors and heat stabilisers 

Breaking strains

Platypus Pre-test™ is available in 1 kg (0.16mm), 2 kg (0.22mm), 3 kg (0.27mm), 4 kg (0.32mm), 6 kg (0.38mm), 8 kg (0.44mm), 10 kg (0.48mm), 15 kg (0.61mm), 24 kg (0.77mm), 37 kg (1.00mm) and 60 kg (1.22mm)

Pretest is made to breaking strain, therefore the diameters can vary slightly, the above diameters are theoretical diameters.


Pre-test™ is available in 300m, 500m or 1000m spools


Available in high visibility yellow or low visibility clear