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Giant Bluefin Tuna On Antique Tackle

Giant Bluefin Tuna On Antique Tackle

Shimano President and long time AFTCO friend, Dave Pfeiffer, landed a 219lb Bluefin Tuna which is the largest tuna caught on Tuna Club regulation linen line and tackle since Col. C.P. Morehouse’s 251lb Tuna Club record caught in 1899.
Looking Back on ICAST

Looking Back on ICAST

Orlando, Florida served as the host city for the 61st annual International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, or ICAST as we like to call it. This was my 44th consecutive year at what was previously known as the AFTMA Trade Show, and by far the best one to date for AFTCO. I have never witnessed such a high level...
Women on the Water - Pt. 1 MoJeaux

Women on the Water - Pt. 1 MoJeaux

This 2018 season, AFTCO is changing the game and launching a full range of Women's outdoor lifestyle clothing to meet the needs of the demanding female angling community. The direct feedback from top captains like Louisiana based Moe Newman has been translated into a fishing clothing line that elevates comfort, fit and...
Samurai Sun Protection Hoodie with Jared Lintner

Samurai Sun Protection Hoodie with Jared Lintner

AFTCO's Samurai hooded sun protection shirt has quickly become a favorite of the AFTCO Freshwater Pro Team.
AFTCO x B.A.S.S. Nation Conservation Grant Winners Selected

AFTCO x B.A.S.S. Nation Conservation Grant Winners Selected

AFTCO & B.A.S.S Nation are proud to announce the four chapters selected for the AFTCO & B.A.S.S. Nation Conservation Grant Program. The winning grants were presented at ICAST during AFTCO's 60th anniversary celebration by AFTCO President Bill Shedd and B.A.S.S. Conservation Director, Gene Gilliland
Not changing the game, just making it more comfortable - AFTCO Wins at ICAST 2018

Not changing the game, just making it more comfortable - AFTCO Wins at ICAST 2018

AFTCO scored big at the ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase with Best of Category wins in both the Technical and Lifestyle Apparel categories. Combining technical innovations with performance comfort, see AFTCO's award winning products below.
Bass Boot Camp: Wide Open Spotted Bass - Lake Nacimiento

Bass Boot Camp: Wide Open Spotted Bass - Lake Nacimiento

Double hard drive failures, blown out trailer hubs, crashed drone, and jumper cables…what else could go wrong?! Well, Bass Boot Camp recruit John Zeolla has had his fair share of less than ideal events transpire since kicking off his adventure.
Post Spawn Patterns with Anthony Gagliardi

Post Spawn Patterns with Anthony Gagliardi

Here in South Carolina, and throughout much of the southeast, when the bass complete the spawning ritual, the next place to target them is following blueback herring. The herring spawn comes almost immediately afterward and as the bass try to regain their strength from the struggles of reproduction they find bluebacks to be an easy target.
SURFACE TENSION: SAILSMAN

SURFACE TENSION: SAILSMAN

AFTCO Presents SURFACE TENSION Part 5: The Sailsman. In this episode, AFTCO teams up with Blue Line Surf & Paddle Co., Okuma, BOTE, SeaDek and...
Boat-Shy Bluefin Tuna Fishing Off Southern California

Boat-Shy Bluefin Tuna Fishing Off Southern California

Bluefin Tuna Fishing in the Pacific off of Southern California, with the “La Nina” condition, keeps the California offshore waters cooler than normal, making Tuna "Boat Shy".
Should my rod butt be bent or straight?

Should my rod butt be bent or straight?

"Should I get a curved butt or a straight butt for my fishing new rod?" is a question I am asked quite frequently.   I can't properly answer that question without knowing more about the angler, the boat and their offshore fishing style.
Shad Spawn with Todd Faircloth

Shad Spawn with Todd Faircloth

As bass anglers all of us have been guilty at one time or another of having a one-track mind. What I mean by this is that we are often so focused on what the bass are supposed to be doing that we overlook important events that occur throughout the food chain that supports them.