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Tips for Sharpening Fillet Knives

Tips for Sharpening Fillet Knives

AFTCO Fillet Knives have quickly become a staple in the tackle bags of all anglers. Whether on your camping trip filleting walleye or perch, or of...
Proper Fit of a Fighting Belt and Harness

Proper Fit of a Fighting Belt and Harness

  You see the bite; the line comes tight and you are on an adventure with a fish of a lifetime. This is not the time to pull out that fishing har...
AFTCO Guide to Fishing For Beginners

AFTCO Guide to Fishing For Beginners

2020 has been a year full of change, hardships and the unexpected. One of the positive trends we have noticed is that throughout this all more pe...
Fish Gaffing 101: How To Gaff A Fish

Fish Gaffing 101: How To Gaff A Fish

There are a few basic tips to keep in mind when it comes to closing the deal on a trophy fish. AFTCO's Greg Stotesbury shares the critical details you'll need to effectively get the job done. Read on for answers to questions like how far back to place the gaff, determining the right right time to gaff the fish, what to do after you make contact and more.
Gaff Hook: Options & Explanations

Gaff Hook: Options & Explanations

Looking for more information on a fishing gaff hooks? AFTCO's Greg Stotesbury breaks down your options for gaff hooks and explains what makes AFTCO Stainless Steel Gaff Hooks special.
How To Select the Right AFTCO Gaff

How To Select the Right AFTCO Gaff

AFTCO manufactures 33 different sizes of aluminum and fiberglass fixed-head and flying gaffs. How do you determine the handle length, hook size and best material for your application?
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.