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AFTCO Sweeps ICAST Apparel Categories

AFTCO Sweeps ICAST Apparel Categories

  AFTCO wins big, taking Best of Category awards in all four apparel categories at ICAST 2021. The four clothing categories include: Warm Weather...

ICAST 2021: New Products

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% n...

Rescue + ECONYL® - AFTCO Moves to Regenerated Fabrics

Rescue + ECONYL® - AFTCO Moves to Regenerated Fabrics

AFTCO is proud to announce the Rescue line of fishing clothing featuring ECONYL® Fabrics. ECONYL® is regenerated nylon made from new and recycled ...

Best Fishing Clothing Ideas for Dad

Best Fishing Clothing Ideas for Dad

Hook Dad up with the latest in ultra-comfortable performance fishing clothing this Father's Day!   Fishing Gifts for Dad   Men's Original Fishing...

Best Fishing Clothing Ideas For Mom

Best Fishing Clothing Ideas For Mom

Hook Mom up with the latest in ultra-comfortable performance fishing clothing this Mother's Day!   Fishing Gifts for Her   Women's Original Fishi...

Benny Ortiz Top Gear Picks

Benny Ortiz Top Gear Picks

Benny Ortiz is a pioneer of slow pitch jigging in the United States and is widely considered to be one of the most technically precise anglers in ...

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

Wearing sun protection clothing while fishing protects you from the sun by blocking or absorbing harmful UV radiation. Whether you are new to salt...

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 ...

Conservation

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Bluefin Tuna Explained + Scientific Tuna Tagging

Bluefin Tuna Explained + Scientific Tuna Tagging

The three species of bluefin tuna are the reason many people are anglers. They are the reason some have the best fishing story anyone has ever hea...

AFTCO Goes Big in Year 4 of AFTCO X BASS Conservation Grant

AFTCO Goes Big in Year 4 of AFTCO X BASS Conservation Grant

Santa Ana, Ca. – AFTCO is proud to announce the fourth year of conservation grants in collaboration with B.A.S.S.. These Conservation Grants are a...

How Ocean Plastic Pollution Impacts Our Fishing Heritage

How Ocean Plastic Pollution Impacts Our Fishing Heritage

Ocean plastic pollution is a problem faced by many, especially anglers. We believe education on the issue, and more importantly, its relation to anglers and the outdoor community, is vital for change. 

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 have helped...

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...

TAG/FLAG TOURNAMENT

TAG/FLAG TOURNAMENT

This article originally appeared in the Marlin Magazine July 2007 issue. Words by Charlie Levine. In the 1980s, anglers fishing the offshore canyo...

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.

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

One of the positive trends of 2020 was that we noticed more and more people have become interested in fishing. In some cases, it has meant teachi...

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.