From performance fishing clothing to all-new tackle, check out AFTCO’s entries for this year’s ICAST New Product Showcase.
1. Cocoboardie Boardshorts
New Product Showcase: Men’s Lifestyle Clothing
Coconuts are an important staple in the tropics. Found near some of the world’s best fishing waters, they’re commonly harvested for food and used in cosmetic and medical products. Once harvested, the coconuts are often discarded and left to rot in landfills. The all-new Cocoboardie Boardshorts are made with Cocotex® fabric — an amazing performance polyester infused with activated charcoal from repurposed coconuts. This combination repels water, resists odor, and dries ultra-fast.
2. Green Acid Camo Barricade Rain Suit
New Product Showcase: Cold Weather Technical Apparel
Barricade in new Green Acid Camo is built with high-end features at a competitive price, offering a durable 3-layer construction, 20K waterproofing, 15K breathability, SpeedVent™ hood and more! Double Dry adjustable cuffs prevent water from seeping up the arms. A plier pocket on the bibs with 500D nylon keeps tools at the ready. Signature AFTCO jacquard elastic adjustable shoulder straps along with a waist side adjustment system will make this suit fit comfortably for any angler.
3. Waterline Kayak Fishing Shorts
New Product Showcase: Warm Weather Technical Apparel
Inspired and designed by kayak anglers, Waterline was purpose built to service a serious breed of anglers. Waterline is anchored by AFTCO’s Air-O Mesh fabric that breathes well and dries rapidly while offering UPF 40 sun protection. A unique zoned elastic waistband provides forgiving comfort when a large percentage of your day on the water is spent in a chair. Strategic pocket placement ensures easy access and features zipper closure to keep items on your person intact.
4. Women’s Reaper Windproof
New Product Showcase: Womens Lifestyle Apparel
The women’s Reaper windproof is constructed from a durable stretch ripstop softshell fabric that has a DWR finish and keeps the windchill out. It has a built-in face mask that is lined with our ultra-warm Hexatron™ fleece material. Laser-cut ventilation in the underarm area and an easy-access side zipper complete the features. For the angler in search of a comfortable super warm softshell that provides wind protection, the AFTCO Reaper Windproof is the versatile piece that checks all the boxes.
5. Tackle Bag 35
New Product Showcase: Fishing Tackle Management
Not just another fishing tackle bag. The Tackle Bag 35, made of 600D polyester, utilizes all available space to provide the angler with a plethora of different storage configurations in a single bag. With capabilities to hold up to six 3500-size boxes, there’s still room for soft plastics, powerbait jars, pliers, leaders, and two fishing rods with the built-in rod sleeves. A clear front pouch gives eyesight for quick items and nylon zippers provide durability since they won’t rust.
6. Harvest Bag
New Product Showcase: Fishing Accessory
When harvesting fish it’s critical to bring the temperature of the fish down for many reasons. As anglers, we at AFTCO have used many styles of bags when harvesting fish and found several areas for improvement. For example, zippers fail and cleaning is a hassle. The AFTCO Harvest Bag solves these problems and more. A roll-down style closure with compression straps keeps the cold in and a removable inner liner makes cleanup a breeze. When sushi is on your mind, this bag must be on your boat.
7. Crossbreed Fishing Lure
New Product Showcase: Saltwater Hard Lure
The Blue Fever Crossbreed is designed for fishing on the fall and on the retrieve. It will get bites on the sink with its erratic and fluttering action from the weighted center section that allows the lure to stabilize going from a fast fall to a slow fall back to a fast fall all on the same drop. The straight retrieve swims with more erratic action that fish can’t deny. Crossbreed comes in 4 sizes which helps match the bait size that the fish are feeding on.
8. Ankle Deck Boots
New Product Showcase: Footwear
Meet AFTCO’s new deck boot that was designed from the ground up to fulfill the high demands of our pro team, guides, and customers. A heightened level of comfort is provided by a neoprene inner liner that is eco-friendly, hypo-allergenic, quick drying, and fully flexible. Paired with a custom compression-molded anti-microbial insole that offers the proper amount of cushion, rebound, and support season over season.
9. Ike Jime Spike
New Product Showcase: Cutlery, Hand Pliers and Tools
Another component to the Ike Jime process, the AFTCO Ike Jime spike joins the already released Circuit Breaker Ike Jime wire. Ike Jime is the process used to achieve the best quality seafood for your dinner table. The first step is a brain spike to kill the fish quickly and ethically before it can experience stress and suffocation. The AFTCO spike is the right tool for the job. Made of marine grade 316 stainless steel, the 4-inch spike is perfect for gamefish of all sizes and will not rust.
10. Any Fish Any Water Coffee Table Book
New Product Showcase: Giftware
The newly released coffee table book, Any Fish, Any Water, features 219 pages of vivid underwater photography by Jason Arnold. The theme revolves around conservation showcasing vibrant portrait-style photography of fish, marine life, and fishing landscapes. Additionally, the book presents stories and conservation endeavors from well-known leaders in the fishing industry, such as professional angler Scott Martin and television host Rick Murphy.