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AFTCO Unveils 11 ICAST New Product Showcase Entries

AFTCO Unveils 11 ICAST New Product Showcase Entries

With ICAST just around the corner, AFTCO is set to make yet another huge splash with 11 entries in the New Product Showcase. From performance fishing clothing for both men and women, as well as some exciting new tackle items, you can catch a firsthand look at either the New Product Showcase or by visiting AFTCO’s booth #2230.

Channel Hooded Performance Shirt

New Product Showcase Category: Warm Weather Technical Apparel for Men

Channel delivers ventilation to keep you cool when things get heated. A knit 100% recycled polyester doubles down on the cooling factor with quick dry, moisture wicking properties to ensure you remain dry and comfortable. Reap the benefits of SpeedVent™ active hood that prevents your hood from blowing off, UPF 40 sun protection, an integrated zippered chest pocket for handy storage, and a modern aesthetic that stands out from the crowd. Learn more about the Channel Performance Hood here.


Forge Insulated Jacket

New Product Showcase Category: Cold Weather Technical Apparel for Men

Forge: Heat when you need it most. Optimal insulation when the temps drop, Forge was built to deliver warmth as a standalone jacket or as key layering in cold weather. Constructed with 100% nylon TORAY® ripstop for durability and conducts heat with 60g of Thermore® Freedom Stretch insulation. DWR keeps the elements off you while a 4-way stretch promotes mobility that moves with you. Stretch cuffs, shock cord hem adjusters along with zippered chest & hand pockets round out this winter must-have. Learn more about the Forge Jacket here.


Ocean Bound Hooded Performance Shirt

New Product Showcase Category: Lifestyle Apparel for Men

Sustainability you can wear with REPREVE® Our Ocean™ recycled ocean bound polyester fabric. This performance shirt is fabricated from recycled plastic bottles that were bound for the ocean but were gathered and recycled into spun polyester fabric that will keep you protected and comfortable for long days on the water. Ocean Bound delivers UPF 40 sun protection, active hood that can tuck over your hat brim, thumb loops, and quick dry, moisture wicking to keep you cool and dry for the next cast. Learn more about the Ocean Bound Performance Hood here.


Women’s Mojeaux 1/4 Zip Performance Shirt

New Product Showcase Category: Warm Weather Technical Apparel for Women

Pro-inspired in every sense, the Mojeaux performance shirt was designed inside & out by Capt. Moe Newman, who hails from Venice, LA. Moe spends hundreds of days on the water inshore & offshore on the Gulf where sun protection, breathability, stretch, and comfort are key. Her Mojeaux performance shirt utilizes award-winning Air-O Mesh ventilation fabric with UPF 50 sun protection, DWR stain release, quick dry / moisture wicking, a stealth zipper pocket, and thumb loops for added sun protection. Learn more about the Mojeaux ¼ Zip here.


Women’s Barricade Rain Suit

New Product Showcase Category: Cold Weather Technical Apparel for Women

Women’s Barricade is packed with features at a great price, offering 3-layer construction, 20K/5k waterproof breathable with our signature SpeedVent™ hood. A slide waist cinch allows you to dial in the fit, while Double Dry cuffs prevent water from seeping up the arms. YKK zippers on the chest pocket keep items secure. Jacquard elastic bibs shoulder straps, g-hook slide waist side adjustment system, along with a dual side zippered relief hatch allows you to take care of business with ease. Learn more about the Women’s Barricade Rain Suit here.


Women’s Stout Shacket

New Product Showcase Category: Lifestyle Apparel for Women

The AFTCO Women’s Stout Shacket combines your favorite heavyweight flannel with your favorite fleece blanket that will deliver hugs of warmth and comfort every time you throw it on. Ideal for when the temps drop, Stout features an ultra-warm bonded flannel fleece consisting of 50% cotton and 50% recycled polyester. It has a handy chest pocket for storage, warm hand pockets, and a classic fit that goes with its timeless outdoors style. Learn more about the Women’s Stout Shacket here.


Tackle Backpack

New Product Showcase Category: Tackle Management

For the angler on the go that needs lots of storage, AFTCO’s Tackle Backpack holds 5 x 3600 boxes and 1 x 3700 box. A deep top pocket allows storage for bulky gear like leaders, a camera, or a jacket. Storage also includes exterior plier holder, felt-lined sunglasses pocket, and a water-resistant pocket that will keep valuables dry. A built-in rain fly helps to keep the backpack out of the elements. When you hop off the boat, you’ll enjoy a comfortable padded back and adjustable shoulder straps. Learn more about the Tackle Backpack here.


Ankle Deck Fishing Boots – Black

New Product Showcase Category: Footwear

A staple in any angler’s day-to-day life on the water, AFTCO’s ankle deck boot was designed from the ground up to fulfill the high demands of anyone who is obsessed with a life better lived outdoors. Designed to deliver a heightened level of comfort via an inner neoprene liner that is quick-drying and fully flexible. Paired with a custom compression-molded antimicrobial insole, these waterproof fishing boots offer the perfect amount of cushion, rebound, and support season after season. Learn more about the Ankle Deck Fishing Boots here.


Reel Bag

New Product Showcase Category: Fishing Accessory

AFTCO Reel Bags are constructed with 600D recycled polyester for increased durability and feature YKK zippers and nylon straps with buckles that secure your reels safely inside. The inside of the bags are padded to keep your reels in perfect condition. An internal zippered mesh pocket is perfect for storing essentials like spool tape, extra clamps, and tools. The bags quickly come apart and lay flat for easy storage. Available in two sizes to accommodate a range of different reel sizes. Learn more about the Reel Bag here.


Pick Gaff

New Product Showcase Category: Cutlery, Hand Pliers or Tools

The AFTCO Pick Gaff is a versatile tool that is needed on all boats. It can be used for a variety of tasks, including grabbing a dock line, de-hooking fish, or grabbing fish out of a fish hold. It is built with a heavy-duty stainless-steel hook and aluminum shaft, and features a non-slip EVA grip. Learn more about the Pick Gaff here.


Extendable Bait Brailer Net

New Product Showcase Category: Motorized Boating Accessories

This Extendable Bait Brailer Net is a must-have for those that have a slammer or bait receiver. The telescopic signature AFTCO gold handle starts at 38 inches and extends up to 69.5 inches, making it perfect for transferring bait with ease. The oversized 16-inch net allows you to scoop hot baits quickly and easily. Learn more about the Extendable Bait Brailer Net here.