In 1989, AFTCO introduced the world's first Fishing Short designed and built for offshore fishermen. The M01 Original and its big brother (M01L Original Long) stand, to this day, as the best-selling Fishing Shorts in the world. In 2011, AFTCO launched its new cutting edge Board Shorts in the coolest fabrics (including 4-way stretch) and highest quality construction.
The Original fishing shorts are still at the top of the list due to great fabric (3-ply Dupont Supplex), great design (7 pockets including a cordura lined pliers pocket), and double thick fabric in the rear. The Original Fishing Shorts and their follow-ups, the Waterman and the Long Range, are considered perfect for the long range passengers and deck hands on boats out of San Diego as well as for private boater captains from the Gulf to Florida to the Outer Banks. And if you want to swim or surf after a day of offshore fishing, jump into our new Board Shorts. Designed to live in or out of the water-with features such as quick dry, stain resistance, anti-microbial, and moisture wicking interior, they are truly the next step in our Fishing Short program. Going offshore fishing? Go with AFTCO!
Daughter, Carol Shedd, with her father Milt, and her first marlin. Milt was anxious to pass on his passion for the ocean to all family members- sons, daughters, grandchildren.