The American Fishing Tackle Company (AFTCO) was established in 1958 by big game tackle pioneer J.C. Axelson. Within the confines of his Newport Beach, California basement, J.C. Axelson engineered and manufactured the finest roller guides. The creation of the AFTCO Roller Guide advanced big game fishing to new heights and became the standard seen on top offshore boats worldwide. In 1973, Milt Shedd and wife Peggie purchased AFTCO, bringing a new evolution to the company with a focus on both angler rights and marine conservation. Milt's passion for the ocean resulted in AFTCO's tradition of unwavering commitment to help protect marine resources and ensure a sustainable fishery for future generations. In 1974, son Bill Shedd joined AFTCO and in 1989 he started the AFTCO Fishing Clothing division. Shortly after, AFTCO introduced the M01 Original Fishing Shorts. The M01 became the world's first fishing shorts built and tested to stand up to the rigors that anglers demanded. The Original Fishing Shorts launched AFTCO's performance fishing clothing business into what anglers know today as an extensive line of performance sun protection shirts, technical outerwear and functional fishing shorts.
Fuji is not just a high end manufacturer of fishing guides and reel seats - they also make a fantastic line of grips and handles for freshwater and saltwater fishing applications. Choose from a wide variety of cork, rubberized cork, and EVA materials for preformed grips, split-grip handles, and a huge selection of fighting butt ends.
Pacific Bay International is a manufacturer and direct importer of a large selection of quality fishing rod components. Whether we're creating rods for freshwater, saltwater, or fly fishing They have an integrated line of rod blanks, reel seats, guides, grips and hardware designed for creating beautiful fishing rods that outperform the competition and exceed our customers expectations. PacBay will continuously strive to offer the latest in cutting edge materials and design.
Machined from the finest marine-grade aluminum, these lightweight, rugged saltwater seats are the highest quality USA-made seats available. Available in a variety of designer colors including two-tones. Hand polished.
With more than three decades servicing the tackle industry, Team American Tackle is still leading the way with innovations and improvements that every angler will appreciate. Being avid anglers and rod builders themselves, they take pride in offering the ultimate in diversity, durability – and above all – performance. From rod blanks to reel seats, ferrules to finish, grips to guides - they are committed to providing the very best quality rod building components.