After 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 after clothing Division, with the introduction of what became the world's finest fishing shorts. In 1999, after 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, after 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.
Seem to be a good quality
I wore the first pair to Aruba and the Mate bought them from me. They wear well and fit snuggly. They are not only utilitarian with leadering in large fish but also for reeling & shuttling the line. They are protective fro sun, dry quickly and comfortable. My new ones are the updated model with large AFTCO decals. They are a little less stiff.
Run a little small then I like
After 1 month of use 2-3 times per week in the Virgin Islands, these gloves have started to fall apart. The stitching between the ring and middle fingers has completely pulled out on both the left and right hand gloves. Additionally the "Aftco" logo has peeled off the back of the gloves and the non-slip rubber on the inside of the glove is starting to come unglued. Will not buy this product again.
My son has a skin sensitivity to fish slime. He is a Bass tournament fisherman and his hands were cracked and bled. These gloves are comfortable and prevent the hand from having direct contact with the fish. These also wash well in the washer and can be thrown into the dryer. His hands are healed and these have lasted 2 seasons!
These are very nice gloves but what ever you do buy the next size up from what you would normally buy. I think aftco needs to work on there sizing because I wear large in gloves and these fit tight like a medium. I may order another pair and give the ones I got to my wife.
Glove was to small, but have manage to pass it on to someone who was able to fit it.I do think the gloves are far to small for there sizing, the large I got should be small size.My wife just managed to fit them,and she has small hands.
If you want a good glove for grabbing fish this is the glove. Its a good looking glove and it wears really well! I mainly bought them for handling Cobia and Black Sea bass.