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Fluorocarbon Fishing Line: What it is and Why You Need It.

Fluorocarbon Fishing Line: What it is and Why You Need It.

Fluorocarbon has been an increasingly popular topic among anglers and for good reason. Although Fluorocarbon fishing line looks almost identical t...
5 Boating Safety Tips

5 Boating Safety Tips

Captain Moe Newman knows a thing or two about how to stay safe on the water. Being one of the top guides in all of Southern Louisiana, she is on t...
Slow-Pitch Jigging: 3 Tips to Be an Expert at SPJ

Slow-Pitch Jigging: 3 Tips to Be an Expert at SPJ

A rising star in the world of slow-pitch jigging, AFTCO pro Benny Ortiz, who lives in South Florida, has gained a solid reputation as one of the b...
Saltwater Fishing For Beginners

Saltwater Fishing For Beginners

If you are closer to the coast, saltwater fishing may be your introduction to fishing. Our oceans provide many exciting opportunities for beginne...
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.
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...
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".
Best Marlin Lure Spread From IGFA Hall of Fame Captain Peter B. Wright

Best Marlin Lure Spread From IGFA Hall of Fame Captain Peter B. Wright

I am often asked how to select the best marlin lures to create the ideal marlin lure spread. In a career spanning 5 decades I've been fortunate to ...
To Hire A Good Deckhand

To Hire A Good Deckhand

Words by IGFA Hall of Fame Captain, Peter B. Wright What makes a good deckhand? Mark O'Brien and I were talking about the skills we looked for on h...
Can You Fish in Bad Weather Conditions?

Can You Fish in Bad Weather Conditions?

Words by IGFA Hall of Fame Captain, Peter B. Wright Weather forecast was predicted to be 25 - 30 knot winds as a strong high pressure system in th...