Starting with Milt Shedd's passion for fishing and for his desire to give back to the marine world, AFTCO has developed a company culture that uniquely combines business interests and resource stewardship. Its products such as AFTCO roller guides & tops, Unibutts, Taper-Tip gaffs, Roller- Troller release clips, Bluefever fishing gloves, and Maxforce belts, and harnesses, have a world wide reputation for quality. In 1989 Bill Shedd started the AFTCO Bluewater clothing division. Beginning with the first short designed specifically for the serious fisherman, the line has grown into an 80-page sportswear catalog. With the addition of licensed products by renowned artists Guy Harvey and Al Agnew, as well as the IGFA, the AFTCO family of sportswear is now a leading brand for outdoor enthusiasts.