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Platypus wins third AFTA line award

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Platypus notched up its third AFTA Show line award with its Platinum Braid.

Platypus has further enhanced its reputation as a premier line manufacturer by winning its third line award at Australia’s fishing tackle trade show.

The Brisbane-based company won the Best Line category at the Australian Fishing Trade Association Show on the Gold Coast for the third time with its latest offering, the Platypus Platinum Braid.

The latest winner follows in the footsteps of previous successes, Platypus Lo-Stretch and Platypus Sinking Braid.

The Platinum Braid uses a Silicon-impregnated coating to improve the smooth construction of the line. The smoother feel results in quieter casting through the guides and longer, more accurate casts.

The coating reduces wind knots and increases abrasion resistance and knot strength. Platypus said: “Our experience with braiding, which dates back to the beginning of 1898, has allowed us to build a braid with a smooth feel without compromising tensile or knot strength.

“We only use 100% Ultra High Molecular Weight PE gelspun fibres in Platinum Braid. It has everything you expect from a quality braid – high strength, small diameter and near zero stretch – without the expensive price tag.

“Made in Australia by family-owned and operated Platypus Lines, we have made Platinum Braid for the angler that needs an all-round product that will not break the bank.”

Available in 10, 15, 20, 30 and 50 lb breakig strains in 125 and 300 yard lengths, the braid comes in Gun Metal Grey or Natural White colours.

• Platypus is also looking for dealers for its products in Europe.

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