Rod Belts, harnesses
Adjustable drop straps (purchased separately) allow fighting belts to be attached to the Aftco Maxforce Harness.
The lycra polyester covered bio-foam shoulder and back-band padding (with synthetic terry cloth liners) connected with ventilated mesh distribute the load comfortably across the back of the angler, and allow the shoulders and upper body to carry the load during extended light to medium-tackle fights with stubborn gamefish. The four stainless steel ladder-locks are easily adjustable for the perfect fit, even when under load, and the pure brass cross-lock clips provide a secure attachment to reel harness lugs. All of the nylon webbing straps are cross and box-stitched at the critical locations for extreme durability. Included is a mesh bag with grommets for rinsing the harness with fresh water and for easy storage. Otherwise, the AFTCO Shoulder Harness is completely synthetic and machine washable.
$89.99 - $159.99
The super-thick, closed-cell EVA foam back pad is engineered to maximize both comfort and leverage, so that when the belt is positioned relatively low across the thighs, the load is distributed evenly for maximum pull when fighting big fish stand-up style. Co-molded to the foam back pad is a heavy-duty, yet lightweight gold-anodized, stamped aluminum front plate. Super durable, it features posts at each side that accept unique Quick Clips, which "snap" the two piece belt straps (or optional drop straps) in place for quickly getting into or out of the belt. Also featured is a super strong, molded glass-filled nylon gimbal pocket that is engineered to quickly guide rod butts into an optimum fish fighting position. The gimbal pocket's stainless steel pin is adjustable. All fighting belts float.
For fighting big game fish stand-up style, the AFTCO Maxforce? is the ultimate in harness design for 30-130lb tackle. The combination of lumbar and sit-in pads distributes the load below the hips, allowing the lower body to exert maximum pulling leverage with superb comfort under heavy drag loads. Harness features a super-comfort molded, closed-cell EVA foam padding, with a tough, waterproof lycra polyester cover. The harness liner is made from synthetic terry cloth, which not only wicks moisture, but has enough "tooth" to keep the harness from slipping around and chafing. Attached to the inside liner is a name and ID tag. Harness includes both stainless "cross lock" snaps and "quick release" hooks for securing harness to reel lugs. The self-adjusting reel attachment straps prevent the harness from riding up, and provide the best pulling angle for maximum leverage. Stainless D-rings for drop straps are double-sewn and cross-stitched into the harness, and a molded rubber safety/grab handle is also double-stainless riveted and box-stitched into the back of the belt. All of the ultra heavy duty nylon web straps feature top quality, corrosion proof, "quick-release" nylon buckles or adjusters. Included is a mesh bag with hanging grommets for easy rinsing and storage of the Maxforce harness.
2" x 60" adjustable belt and snap buckle. Tight weave nylon. Great wader top belt.
Oval/Notch rod cup design enables longer rod pump action when fighting fish. Wide 2" x 52" one size fits all adjustable waist belt. Lifetime warranty.
Oval/notch rod cup design enables longer rod pumping action. Quick on/off, 2" wide, one size fits all, Velcro® nylon belt. Injection molded in the USA from high impact plastic. Removable stainless steel gimbal pin. Lifetime warranty.
Oval/notch rod cup design enables longer rod radius rod pumping action. Quick on/off, 2" wide, one size fits all, Velcro® nylon belt. Thick double stitched hand sewn, oversized groin pad for extra comfort. Lifetime warranty. Stainless steel gimbal pin, removable.
Black comfort pad with Star golden embroidery. Oval/notch gimbal cup allows longer radius pump action. Wide 2" Velcro®, one size fits most. Stainless steel gimbal pin, removable.
Now the spin angler can go after big game fish with the use of the harness and kidney belt, thanks to the Braid Reel Rest?. This ingenious accessory provides reel lugs so that harness straps can be connected to your spinning reel (or any small conventional reel without lugs). Reel Rest? changes the way anglers fight big game with spinning gear by reducing arm fatigue. .
The Hip Pad is an ultra light rod receiver that is worn on the hip especially designed for light tackle and surf fishing. It is worn by slipping the molded-in clip over the anglers pant waist or belt and suspending on the right or left hip.
Made from tough woven nylon, these straps first attach to the loops on each side of Braid fighting belts (after the standard two-inch is removed), and then the "snaps" at the opposite end of the straps are clipped to the "D" rings on Braid harnesses. With the belt in position, it can be readily adjusted up or down. By using the straps to lower the belt's position across the thighs, the angler can reach higher up on the rod's foregrip to apply increased pressure on the fish, while reducing the strain on the arms and legs.
The Light Tackle Pad. It is truly the perfect design and shape for anglers using 15# to 40# test line and is possibly the only rod belt on the market truly suited for big game saltwater fly fishing. The Light Tackle Pad can either be worn with the existing belt strap or, for more comfort and ease, can be simply clipped onto the anglers pant waist for immediate action.
Molded from high-tech space-age plastics, the belt's special rod holder support sits low across the groin, transferring the strain of fighting a fish from the weaker areas of the back to the stronger thigh muscles. The belt's unique, molded "V" shaped guide allows the rod butt to easily slip into fish-fighting position without the angler having to look. The Dolphin Belt straps around the waist with heavy-duty nylon strapping that can quickly be secured and adjusted with handy quick-snap closure. Though rated for up to 50 lb. tackle, the Dolphin Belt is a perfect companion for 6 to 20 lb. gear and anglers locked into lengthy light line encounters.
The perfect light tackle belt when fishing for Dolphin/Tuna on a hot bite and the angler is using spinning, fly, or conventional tackle. Extremely sturdy, this carbon fiber finished belt is light weight and has a padded non-skid back. Comes with a reusable mesh bag for storage.
Helps remedy the fatigue that sets in while fighting long battles on light tackle. Padded for extra comfort, made from lightweight nylon materials, features Velcro®-adjustable straps and has stainless steel "D" rings to accommodate drop straps for attaching belts.
Enables the angler to apply as much as 30 lbs. of drag pressure when fighting a fish. Made of high quality materials, the Pro-Manta is designed to be worn in a lower position for greater leverage. With Braid's unique "V" shape, the angler can easily drop the rod butt into place without looking and the gimbal pin position can be changed to accept AFTCO'S® short, curved Uni-Butt.
Built to handle the demanding conditions of offshore big game fishing, Braid's Brute Buster Belt is molded from durable, high-impact plastic composite and features a horizontal pin to hold the rod's gimbal butt in place. The wide profile belt, designed to be worn low across the upper thighs for increased leverage, is backed by air-filled foam for comfort and features a non-skid surface. The Brute Buster Belt strap, made of nylon webbing, has a Velcro® closure that can be easily adjusted for a belt length ranging 26 to 56 inches. With quick-release plastic snap-clips, the strap attaches to welded, heavy-duty stainless steel rings molded into each side of the belt.
Featured stand-up bucket style with a wide plastic support to assure that the strain of battling a strong game fish is dispersed evenly over the full width of the harness. Welded stainless steel "D" rings are attached to the harness to accommodate drop straps that connect to the rod belt. Attached, as a convenience, is a handy nylon sheath for pliers.
Built tough so the angler can apply as much as 50 lbs. of drag pressure when fighting a big game fish. Made of high quality space-age plastic composites, is designed to be worn in a lower position for greater leverage. Also featured is Braid's unique "V" shape, which allows the angler to drop the rod butt into place without looking and the belt's gimbal pin position will accept AFTCO'S® short curved Uni-Butt, as well as Braid's gimbal butt.
Provides the ultimate in stand-up back relief, as well as full support when wrestling with extra heavy equipment in the fighting chair. The Blue-Fin features include extra padding, woven nylon shoulder strapping with Velcro® closures and stainless steel "D" rings to accommodate drop straps.
Braid's Pro-Manta Harness, ideal for battling mid-size game fish, is made of quality materials and has welded stainless "D" rings to accommodate drop straps.
Designed to help anglers apply maximum pressure to big game fish with the least amount of effort. Worn to support the lower back area, the Power Play Harness is fully adjustable in the seat area to provide added comfort for anglers engaged in extended battles with big fish. This is also an excellent harness for battling blue water game fish from a fighting chair.
Space-age plastic composites, and a wide one piece pad to spread out the forces, make Braid's Tuna Belt? one of the most popular in the line. You can apply up to 40 pounds of drag pressure with this gear to fish 50- to 80- pound tackle easily. Receiver accepts gimbal rod butt.
Designed to provide comfort through long battles in the fighting chair. Thick cushioned with closed cell foam to eliminate water retention. Large.
Rod Mule & Reel Carry System
$9.99 - $19.99
All Feature: Stainless steel cross pins. Heavy duty mesh belt with adjustable hook and loop closure. Specially formulated impact resistant polymer shell. Foam padding for added comfort.
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