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
Today, AFTCO is more than just a fishing tackle manufacturer. In fact, since 1973, the company has contributed more than 10% of company profits to help protect our ocean resources and ensure sustainable fisheries for future genetations.