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Capt. Moe Newman's Top 5 Gear Picks

Capt. Moe Newman's Top 5 Gear Picks

Capt. Moe Newman of Journey South Outfitters is no stranger to time on the water and has to make sure she has the best gear—not only for herself, but for her clients as well.

Does Fishing Sun Protection Clothing Work? 5 Tips for Sun Protection

Does Fishing Sun Protection Clothing Work? 5 Tips for Sun Protection

Whether you are new to fishing or a seasoned veteran, it is very important to protect yourself from the elements. Learning how to stay safe in the...

Waterproof Rundown

Waterproof Rundown

Some of the best fishing days can go down in the rain, which can be very uncomfortable. You have a “waterproof” jacket to help with that. So why a...

350,000 Donations: Buy 1, Give 1 Mask Program

350,000 Donations: Buy 1, Give 1 Mask Program

Through this program, our customers and partners in retail have absolutely risen to the occasion, helping donate 50,000 fishing face masks and 300,000 disposable masks.

AFTCO Wins Again at ICAST 2020

AFTCO Wins Again at ICAST 2020

AFTCO made another statement at this year's ICAST New Product Showcase with Best of Category wins in Cold Weather Technical Apparel, Warm Weather Technical Apparel, and Men's Lifestyle Apparel. Over the past three years, AFTCO has won seven out of the nine New Product Showcase awards in the apparel categories!

ICAST 2020 New Product Showcase

ICAST 2020 New Product Showcase

ICAST NPS Day 2 ICAST NPS Day 1 1. Reaper Windproof 3-Layer Jacket New Product Showcase: Cold Weather Technical Apparel The Original Reaper ...

6 Tips for Responsible Recreation - Fishing during coronavirus pandemic

6 Tips for Responsible Recreation - Fishing during coronavirus pandemic

As a company that takes pride in enjoying the outdoors and our fishing resources, we feel for the communities currently at home doing their part t...

8 Gear Tips: Cold Weather Fishing Clothing

8 Gear Tips: Cold Weather Fishing Clothing

Fishing in cold weather can be extremely rewarding. However, it's important to select the proper gear to keep you warm and dry when spending a day on the water during winter.

Jason Christie's Performance Picks

Jason Christie's Performance Picks

Jason Christie recently collaborated with AFTCO to perfect his new Signature Performance Shirt.

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.

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.

Conservation

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WON Podcast with AFTCO CEO & CCA Chairman Bill Shedd

WON Podcast with AFTCO CEO & CCA Chairman Bill Shedd

AFTCO CEO and CCA CAL Chairman Bill Shedd discusses the history and future of AFTCO, along with CCA California's efforts to fight the AB3030 "MLPA 2.0" bill.

A Letter From CCA CAL Chairman Bill Shedd

A Letter From CCA CAL Chairman Bill Shedd

2020 has been the most productive year yet for CCA CAL.

Asian Carp - A Fishing Threat & How To Help

Asian Carp - A Fishing Threat & How To Help

AFTCO kicked off our efforts to battle Asian Carp with a $10,000 donation to Lyon County Industrial Development Authority. These funds removed an ...

Hubbs Seaworld Research Institute

Hubbs Seaworld Research Institute

  The Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI) was founded by Milt Shedd in 1963, a full year prior to his co-founding SeaWorld which opened in 1...

AFTCO Support of the CCA

AFTCO Support of the CCA

In 2015, AFTCO helped create CCA of California (CCA CAL), but AFTCO’s involvement with the CCA started long before then.

AFTCO President Bill Shedd Testifies On Gillnet Phaseout

AFTCO President Bill Shedd Testifies On Gillnet Phaseout

Alexandria, VA – May 8, 2019 – Today, Bill Shedd, president of the American Fishing Tackle Company (AFTCO) and a 25-year Chairman of the American S...

Conservation First Tournament Initiatives

Conservation First Tournament Initiatives

Photos: Burton Angelle In 2019, over 25 bass fishing tournaments took part in AFTCO’s Conservation First Tournament Program. By supporting grassro...

Electronic Tagging Pacific Bluefin Tuna off San Clemente Island

Electronic Tagging Pacific Bluefin Tuna off San Clemente Island

The Coastal Conservation Association of California (CCA CAL) is working with Dr. Barbara Block of Stanford University to support her Tag A Giant (TAG) Pacific bluefin tuna tagging program.

AFTCO x B.A.S.S. Nation Conservation Grants Update

AFTCO x B.A.S.S. Nation Conservation Grants Update

With a long history of supporting conservation efforts by donating 10 percent of company profits through our 10% Pledge, AFTCO continued that tradi...

AFTCO and FishUSA Partner To Support GLATOS, Fisheries Research

AFTCO and FishUSA Partner To Support GLATOS, Fisheries Research

In a joint effort, FishUSA®, America's Tackle Shop®, and AFTCO are collaborating to give back to the fishing communities of the Great Lakes region by supporting GLATOS.

AFTCO Announces Bass Bus Live Release Boat

AFTCO Announces Bass Bus Live Release Boat

AFTCO kicks off their 2019 Conservation First initiatives with the announcement of the Bass Bus Live Release Boat. The recently constructed Bass B...

U.S. Senate Passes Modern Fish Act

U.S. Senate Passes Modern Fish Act

The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed S.1520, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act).

TACKLE HOW-TO

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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.