The introduction of the Original Fishing Short and its soon to be developed Long Fishing Short, quickly became the short that big game fishermen loved to wear, with enough pockets for pliers, wallet, shades, keys or cell phone. Double-thick fabric in the rear, super dependable 100% nylon Dupont Supplex,-these shorts are so popular most consumers own 4-5 pair.
The Original Fishing Short comes in 8 colors and is sized from 28-46. The Original Long Short comes in 10 colors and the same size range. (One big note: we are now offering the Original Fishing Short in youth sizes 24 and 26 in selected colors only: navy,royal, red and khaki.) If you fish offshore, it's very likely you have owned a pair of these shorts. And if you've taken the next step, you are probably wearing the M07 (Waterman) or the M02 (Long Range) right now. The Waterman looks like a board short but is built like a fishing short (1/4 top pockets, pliers pockets, cargo pocket, but is made from a super comfortable polyester microfiber fabric. It's quick dry, stain resistant, and water resistant, and has drain grommets in the pockets). And for our ultimate fishing short we have the Long Range short made from a stain resistant 3-ply Taslon nylon, with belt loops, button front / zipper fly closure, 2 pliers pockets, 2 large cargo pockets, plus a unique side-zip water-resistant cell phone pocket. To wrap up this great category we also offer the Deckhand and Tournament shorts-all with great styling and top quality construction. So before your next trip fishing offshore, be sure to get your new AFTCO Traditional Fishing Shorts.
The material in AFTCO M01 and M01L shorts is famous for stain resistance and durability. It was discovered by Bill Shedd while cleaning fish with his dad, Milt, after a long range fishing trip. A sample of the material was literally soaked in the waste of the fish cleaning process. When washing removed the stains, we had found what we were looking for.