About Aftco

About AFTCO

This site is owned and operated by AFTCO Mfg. Co., Inc. We are the official licensee and manufacturer of Guy Harvey clothing. We created this site so that you, the Guy Harvey sportswear customer, can find any and all of the specific products you're looking for. Because our Guy Harvey clothing line is so extensive, it is impossible for any of our Guy Harvey wholesale customers to stock a complete inventory in one location, as we do. At all times, we stock over 7,000 styles and over 500,000 units of Guy Harvey clothing products. If you prefer to visit the Guy Harvey sportswear retailer near you - and we encourage you to do so - we have provided a find dealer locator on each page of this website.

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.

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, AFTCO Bluefever Fishing Gloves and more are found on top sportfishing boats world wide. It is that reputation for quality and complete customer satisfaction, along with AFTCO's expertise in designing and manufacturing quality clothing and the Shedd family's longtime commitment to marine stewardship, that led Guy Harvey to partner with AFTCO as his clothing licensee.

AFTCO's conservation ethic evolved through former company Chairman Milt Shedd's longtime involvement in ocean resource projects.Milt, the founding Board Chairman of SeaWorld, Inc., passed in 2002, but his marine stewardship tradition is carried on by the staff of AFTCO. Bill Shedd, company President and CEO, contributes well over 500 hours a year providing leadership for ocean conservation efforts.

Your purchase of Guy Harvey sportswear products, either on this site or through one of our many Guy Harvey retailers, contributes to the over $100,000 a year that AFTCO donates to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, a non-profit corporation created to further support the marine conservation work of Guy Harvey and his many partners.

Learn More about AFTCO - http://www.aftco.com

AFTCO Roller Guides
For over 50 years AFTCO has been producing quality big game fishing tackle and preserving our marine resources. The AFTCO brand has become so trusted and respected that almost ever serious big game fishing boat anywhere in the world will have on board at least one AFTCO product.
AFTCO Fishing Short
In 1989 AFTCO started its clothing division AFTCO. Its first product, the AFTCO Fishing Short, is still the world’s leading big game fishing short. In 1999 AFTCO began to produce and market print shirts for Guy Harvey, and in 2004 joined with Guy to produce all of his sportswear including T-Shirts.