Precision-Built, High Performance Quality Offshore Fishing Tackle

The world's leading saltwater fishermen have long relied on AFTCO® fishing tackle components and fishing accessories for their consistently dependable, flawless performance. To preserve such a valued endorsement, we maintain a rigorous program of quality control over the creation of each and every product bearing the "AFTCO®" name.

Beginning with carefully selected materials, we utilize highly specialized machining, finishing and testing processes to ensure that extra margin of excellence fishermen everywhere have come to expect from AFTCO® . Quite simply, we produce high quality, precision-built fishing tackle components and accessories that are second to none.

The AFTCO® product line equally reflects our long-time commitment to an ambitious policy of research and innovation. Over the years, it has led to the introduction of such imaginative concepts for rod builders as Big Foot® and "Lightweight" roller guides (with AFLON™ lubricated bearings), swaged aluminum Unibutt® rod butts, AFTCOTE™ rod-wrapping finish, and most recently, our high-tech, pressure-sensitive RDT reel seats with digital display. For saltwater fishermen, our ever-expanding line of fishing accessories - including tapered aluminum and fiberglass gaffs and tag sticks, Roller Troller® and Goldfinger™ outrigger and downrigger clips, waterproof fishing kites, AFTCO® Bluefever™ fishing gloves, tackle bag, and our growing line of fish-fighting belts and harnesses - exemplifies a continued commitment to innovative product development.

Each of these advances was perfected by exhaustive testing at sea, with the direct, "hands on" involvement of dedicated AFTCO® personnel, experts whose concerns and judgment reflect lifetimes of active big game fishing. Such intensive testing is the cornerstone of AFTCO® reliability. We are proud to offer our full-line of precision-built, high performance AFTCO® fishing tackle components on the following web pages.

Milt Shedd coaches son Bill. The example set by Milt, and his mentoring of Bill and other AFTCO team members on fishing, business, conservation and more, greatly impacted the American Fishing Tackle Company (AFTCO).