Rod Butts & Seats

AFTCO Rod Butts have revolutionized offshore fishing tackle, and were the first one-piece, swaged aluminum rod butts widely used on offshore trolling rods. AFTCO Unibutts, Storabutts and Extend-a-Butts are "unitized" for maximum strength. They are constructed to provide perfect alignment of all the machined aluminum components which are press-fit and epoxied in place. All AFTCO fishing rod butts are swaged and machined to create a high strength-to-weight ratio never before seen in offshore fishing rod handles. AFTCO is the industry standard in rod butts that are specifically designed for the finest offshore fishing tackle in the world.

Milt Shedd with a rare California catch of a broadbill swordfish and striped marlin on the same day. Few men loved to fish as much as Milt. He spent more than 3,500 days of his life fishing saltwater fishing.


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There’s More Than One Reason To Choose AFTCO Unibutts®

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WITH THE INCREASED LEVERAGE OF “CURVED” UNIBUTTS®, YOU STAY STRONGER LONGER WHEN FIGHTING BIG FISH.

Experienced big game fishermen know that the greater length and improved leverage of all curved butts give you a substantial edge when fighting big game fish. The rod is held farther from the chair, at a more comfortable angle, with your arms extended. You use your entire body — shoulders, back and legs — to put more power into every pump. You’ll stay fresh longer and tire your fish faster. With a curved butt, the rod tip is lower, with more strain applied to the fish, and less on you. Actual testing proves that with the same pulling force exerted on a straight butt, A CURVED BUTT PRODUCES 30% OR MORE PULL ON THE LINE!

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ALL AFTCO BUTTS ARE AVAILABLE WITH A BALL GIMBAL

All AFTCO butts can be special ordered with a “ball gimbal.” Precision machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, AFTCO ball gimbals make it more comfortable when planting a rod butt in your stomach while stand-up fishing without a fighting belt. A round design helps prevent deck scarring, and extra heavy, tapered feet make for a snug fit to gimbal pins. To special order, write “BG” after the Catalog Number.

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