Platypus Fishing Lines - Pretest Braid

Platypus Pretest line was released in 1978, and quickly became the world’s first choice in IGFA class monofilament line.

After years of research and design, Platypus proudly introduced Pretest Braid, our IGFA class braid!  The same attention to detail and rigorous testing that is applied to our Pre-test line goes into the braid, ensuring it will break as close as possible to the stated IGFA class without over testing. Every batch of braid is tested during the manufacturing process, and additional tests are performed throughout the spooling process.

We have constructed the braid to be ultra smooth and extremely soft, allowing longer and more accurate casts, as well as more realistic presentation.  This braid speeds through the guides of your rod.

Platypus Pretest Braid’s incredibly thin diameter assures that you will fit more line on your reel, cast further, and catch more fish.  Combined with Platypus Game Leader or Platypus Hard Alloy leader, you cannot go wrong.

Precise Strength – Our computer monitored braiding achieves an ultra-tight weave of 100% ultra-high molecular weight PE gel spun fibers, actually making the braid stronger than steel.

Ultimate Confidence - Each batch is tested to ensure conformity to IGFA specifications.  We personally initial and write the highest test on every spool!

Ultimate Sensitivity - 100% ultra-high molecular weight PE fibers are engineered for near zero stretch to create sensitivity that monofilament line cannot match.


  • 4 kg 
  • 6 kg (0.09 mm, PE 0.3)
  • 8 kg (0.128 mm, PE 0.6)
  • 10 kg (0.165 mm, PE 1)
  • 15 kg (0.217 mm, PE 1.7)
  • 24 kg (0.26 mm, PE 2.5)
  • 37 kg (0.33 mm, PE 4)
  • 60 kg


  • 4 kg: Available in 300yd, 500yd, and 1000yd spools
  • 6 kg - 24 kg: Available in 150yd, 300yd, 500yd, and 1000yd spools
  • 37 kg: Available in 150yd, 300yd, 500yd, 1000yd spools, and 2000yd spools
  • 60 kg: Available in 300yd, 500yd, 1000yd spools, and 2000yd spools

 Color: Natural White, Dark Green