AFTCO stands for the American Fishing Tackle Company and was established in 1958 in Newport Beach, California by J.C. Axelson, a pioneer in big game tackle development. In 1973, Milt Shedd (a legendary innovator, himself) and wife Peggie purchased AFTCO, and a new company evolved with a concern for both the fishing customer and marine resources. In 1974, son Bill Shedd joined the company, and in 1989 he started the AFTCO Clothing Division, with the introduction of what became the world's finest fishing shorts. In 1999, AFTCO began a relationship with Guy Harvey by manufacturing and distributing "all over print" shirts incorporating Guy's art. Then, in 2004, Guy officially partnered with AFTCO for the manufacture and distribution of all Guy Harvey sportswear, including the immensely popular Guy Harvey T-Shirts. In 2007, AFTCO partnered with world famous wildlife artist, Al Agnew, to produce and distribute a line of clothing for the fresh water angler and those who appreciate inland game and wildlife.
For more than 50 years, the AFTCO name has stood for quality and dependability, backed by a family-owned company that ranks among the world's most highly regarded saltwater fishing tackle manufacturers. Our AFTCO Roller Guides and Roller Tops, Unibutts®, Taper Tip Gaffs, Roller Troller® Outrigger Clips, Fighting Belts and Harnesses, Fishing Gloves and more, are found on top sport fishing boats worldwide.
AFTCO Headwear: Fishing Visors, Fishing Hats & Fishing Sun Masks. AFBLOCK sun masks with UV protection and an antimicrobial coating block more than 99 % of UV Rays. Our saltwater fishing visors and offshore fishing hats offer both sun protection and stain resistance with AFGUARD DWR stain resistant coatings. AFTCO gives you headwear to meet any condition or need. Looking for the ultimate sun protection? The convertible guide hat or Fish Ninja™ hood sun mask keep your entire neck and head protected from the sun. For those looking to maximize airflow and ventilation, AFTCO has married a fishing visor with a fishing trucker hat to produce the GO Trucker visor.
Stop in Grogan's Farm & Ranch and see our full line of AFTCO gear. From hats and headgear, to shirts and shorts, we have clothing to please any fisherman.