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July 11, 2022

AFTCO

ICAST New Products

With back-to-back wins in the New Product Showcase at ICAST 2020 and ICAST 2021, we’re excited to announce our ICAST 2022 New Product Showcase lineup!

ICAST 2022 Best of Category

Lifestyle Apparel for Men

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Made From Coconuts & Recycled Polyester

Coconuts are an important staple in the tropics. Found near some of the world’s best fishing waters, they’re commonly harvested for food and used in cosmetic and medical products. Once harvested, the coconuts are often discarded in landfills. The boardshorts are made with Cocotex® fabric — an amazing performance polyester infused with activated charcoal from repurposed coconuts. This combination repels water, resists odor, and dries ultra-fast.

ICAST 2022 Best of Category

Cold Weather Technical Apparel

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Barricade Outerwear

Barricade in new Green Acid Camo is built with high-end features at a competitive price, offering a durable 3-layer construction, 20K waterproofing, 15K breathability, SpeedVent™ hood and more! Double Dry adjustable cuffs prevent water from seeping up the arms. A plier pocket on the bibs with 500D nylon keeps tools at the ready. Signature AFTCO jacquard elastic adjustable shoulder straps along with a waist side adjustment system will make this suit fit comfortably for any angler.

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Waterline Kayak Fishing Shorts

Inspired and designed by kayak anglers, Waterline was purpose built to service a serious breed of anglers. Waterline is anchored by AFTCO’s Air-O Mesh fabric that breathes well and dries rapidly while offering UPF 40 sun protection. A unique zoned elastic waistband provides forgiving comfort when a large percentage of your day on the water is spent in a chair. Strategic pocket placement ensures easy access and features zipper closure to keep items on your person intact.

ICAST 2022 Best of Category

Lifestyle Apparel for Women

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Women's Reaper Windproof

The womens Reaper windproof is constructed from a durable stretch ripstop softshell fabric that has a DWR finish and keeps the windchill out. It has a built-in face mask that is lined with our ultra-warm Hexatron™ fleece material. Laser-cut ventilation in the underarm area and an easy-access side zipper complete the features. For the angler in search of a comfortable super warm softshell that provides wind protection, the AFTCO Reaper Windproof is the versatile piece that checks all the boxes.

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Tackle Bag 35

Not just another fishing tackle bag. The Tackle Bag 35, made of 600D polyester, utilizes all available space to provide the angler with a plethora of different storage configurations in a single bag. With capabilities to hold up to six 3500-size boxes, there’s still room for soft plastics, powerbait jars, pliers, leaders, and two fishing rods with the built-in rod sleeves. A clear front pouch gives eyesight for quick items and nylon zippers provide durability since they won’t rust.

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Harvest Bag

When harvesting fish it’s critical to bring the temperature of the fish down for many reasons. As anglers, we at AFTCO have used many styles of bags when harvesting fish and found several areas for improvement. For example, zippers fail and cleaning is a hassle. The AFTCO Harvest Bag solves these problems and more. A roll-down style closure with compression straps keeps the cold in and a removable inner liner makes cleanup a breeze. When sushi is on your mind, this bag must be on your boat.

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Crossbreed Fishing Lure

The Blue Fever Crossbreed is designed for fishing on the fall and on the retrieve. It will get bites on the sink with its erratic and fluttering action from the weighted center section that allows the lure to stabilize going from a fast fall to a slow fall back to a fast fall all on the same drop. The straight retrieve swims with more erratic action that fish can’t deny. Crossbreed comes in 4 sizes which helps match the bait size that the fish are feeding on.

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Ankle Deck Boots

Meet AFTCOs new deck boot that was designed from the ground up to fulfill the high demands of our pro team, guides, and customers. A heightened level of comfort is provided by a neoprene inner liner that is eco-friendly, hypo-allergenic, quick drying, and fully flexible. Paired with a custom compression-molded anti-microbial insole that offers the proper amount of cushion, rebound, and support season over season.

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Ike Jime Spike

Another component to the Ike Jime process, the AFTCO Ike Jime spike joins the already released Circuit Breaker Ike Jime wire. Ike Jime is the process used to achieve the best quality seafood for your dinner table. The first step is a brain spike to kill the fish quickly and ethically before it can experience stress and suffocation. The AFTCO spike is the right tool for the job. Made of marine grade 316 stainless steel, the 4-inch spike is perfect for gamefish of all sizes and will not rust.

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Any Fish, Any Water Coffee Table Book

New Product Showcase: Giftware

Any Fish, Any Water Coffee Table Book

New Product Showcase: Giftware

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100% Profit Donation to CCA

The newly released coffee table book, Any Fish, Any Water, features 219 pages of vivid underwater photography by Jason Arnold. The theme revolves around conservation showcasing vibrant portrait-style photography of fish, marine life, and fishing landscapes. Additionally, the book presents stories and conservation endeavors from well-known leaders in the fishing industry, such as professional angler Scott Martin and television host Rick Murphy.

ICAST 2021 New Products

1. Barricade Elite Waterproof Rain Suit

New Product Showcase: Cold Weather Technical Apparel

The Barricade Elite jacket and bib features 100% nylon 4-layer construction designed for saltwater. This 30K waterproof / 7K breathable system is built to perform, featuring the innovative SpeedVent™ Hood which eliminates neck strain, Double Dry Cuffs to prevent water seepage, YKK AquaGuard® chest zippers, kill switch D-Ring, reinforced utility pocket, and reflective logos. Welcome to the next generation of best-in-class outerwear.

Learn more about Barricade here

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AFTCO's Barricade Fishing Waterproof Jacket

2. Adapt Tactical Hooded LS Performance Shirt

New Product Showcase: Warm Weather Technical Apparel

Adapt is built with the highly innovative bio-based “Phase Change” fabric that intelligently reacts to changes in body temperature with dynamic cooling and warming. Truly unique in all aspects, Phase Change technology resets the bar in the performance category. Essential features include UPF 50, SpeedVent™ hood with integrated face mask, mesh ventilation panels, and a custom camo print that means business.

Learn more about Adapt Tactical Hooded LS Performance Shirt here

Adapt Tactical Hooded LS Performance Shirt
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Built with AFTCO's Phase Change technology, Adapt excels at keeping you cool in the heat, and warm in the cold.


3. ECONYL® Rescue Fishing Shorts

New Product Showcase: Mens Lifestyle Apparel

The Rescue Fishing Shorts are part of an all-new capsule of technical fishing clothing made from ECONYL® regenerated nylon, a unique fabric spun from ocean and landfill waste including decommissioned fishing nets, industrial plastics, and fabric scraps. These shorts are built with 4-way stretch, DWR stain resistance, and a reinforced pliers pocket. 10" inseam.

Learn more about AFTCO's Rescue Fishing Shorts here

AFTCO's Rescue Cargo Fishing Shorts
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Made from ECONYL® regenerated nylon, the Rescue fishing shorts deliver maximum comfort and style without impacting the environment. Learn more about ECONYL® here.


4. Women's Field Overalls

New Product Showcase: Women's Lifestyle Apparel

Meet the "Jill" of all trades: the Field Overalls. Perfect for surf and turf adventures alike, Field feature 165gsm ripstop fabric, DWR stain resistance, 4-way stretch, and plenty of storage pockets.

Learn more about Women's Overalls here

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5. Circuit Breaker Ike Jime Kit

New Product Showcase: Cutlery, Handpliers or Tools

Ike jime is central to Japanese standards for the highest quality seafood in the world. Scientifically proven to improve the smell, texture, and flavor of harvested fish, ike jime starts by spiking the fish’s brain and draining the fish’s blood. Paralyzing the fish by destroying the spinal cord (shinkei jime) elevates the quality further. Until now, professional ike jime tools have been unavailable in the West.

The Circuit Breaker is specially designed to destroy the full length of a fish’s spinal cord and paralyze the fish completely. The memory-resistant wire will not bend or kink even after repeated use. It is lightweight, portable, and single-stranded for easy sterilization. Available in a variety of gauges and lengths.

Learn more about our Ike Jime Kit here

AFTCO's Ike Jime Circuit Breaker
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6. Urban Angler Backpack

New Product Showcase: Fishing Tackle Management

Easily fit your tackle essentials into this custom-built pack. The main pocket fits a 3600 size box perfectly and the outer pocket fits a 3640. Includes 5 plastic storage sleeves for hooks or plastics.

  • 420D Recycled Polyester
  • 1.5L hydration pack with magnetic tube holder
  • Main body fits 3600 size box, outer pocket fits 3640
  • Pliers holder & rod holder
  • Trampoline back with lumbar support

Learn more about Urban Angler Backpack here

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7. Saiko Pro Wind-On Leader

New Product Showcase: Fishing Line

A new addition to the Saiko Fluorocarbon lineup. Available in two lengths: 15 feet from 40lb to 80lb which are tournament legal and 12 feet in 100lb to 300lb. These leaders are hand-crafted in Japan utilizing a whipping process that is not only strong but offers a slim design which is helpful going through clips or guides on your rod.

Learn more about Saiko Pro here

Saiko Pro Fluorocarbon Wind On

8. Fish Fillet Absorbent Pads

New Product Showcase: Fishing Accessory

Fish fillet absorbent pads are FDA approved for direct contact with fish and keep fillets free of blood and moisture, ensuring your catch stays fresher longer.

  • Keeps fillets free of blood & moisture
  • Preserves the quality of your catch
  • Helps avoid “fishy taste”
  • Absorbent rating of 375g
  • FDA approved
  • Includes 10 pads

Learn more about Absorbent Pads here

AFTCO Absorbent Pads