Purpose Built saltwater fishing tackle, and outdoor clothing since 1958. AFTCO’s core line of saltwater fishing tackle including our world renown roller guides and AFTCO rod butts are still manufactured and hand crafted in our southern California based machine shop. While sold and worn all across the globe, AFTCO’s clothing is purpose built to handle the harshest saltwater elements. Meant to explore you explore the water’s edge, AFTCO has long stood for dependability. Additionally, every year since 1973 your purchase has supported fishing conservation through AFTCO’s 10% pledge.