AFTCO guides and tip-tops are designed and built to provide consistently flawless performance over a lifetime of fishing. The bearings, pins, rollers, screws, etc. we produce today, while continually undergoing improvement in features and materials, are always designed to fit perfectly into their proper AFTCO guide or tip-top, regardless of its age. You may order all replacement parts individually, but since the difference in size between like parts is small, they can easily be mistakenly interchanged. To avoid this, we suggest that you order complete assemblies, which include the roller, pin, bearing (with AFLON™ lifetime lubricant) and screw, already assembled. The charts below show all of the AFTCO spare parts for every roller guide and tip-top we manufacture.
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Milt Shedd with spaghetti tag used to tag free-swimming broadbill swordfish. From 1963 to 1966 Milt tagged, or organized the tagging of several thousand albacore, bluefin tuna, and marlin, as well as 20,000 anchovies.