AFTCO Bass Boot Camp Is Back

Santa Ana, CA – AFTCO is on the hunt for the next B.A.S.S. Opens EQ angler to feature in their YouTube series Bass Boot Camp. This opportunity is open to all registered 2024 B.A.S.S. Opens EQ anglers. If selected, AFTCO will pay your B.A.S.S. Opens EQ entry fees and provide a full product sponsorship. Tournament bass fishing fans can follow your behind-the-scenes journey in a 9-episode vlog series on the AFTCO YouTube channel. 

To be eligible for the 2024 AFTCO Bass Boot Camp, simply fill out the application form and produce a 5-minute video telling us why you should be the next Bass Boot Camp recruit. Be creative, unique, and yourself. Show us what sets you apart from the roster and why you should represent AFTCO throughout the 2024 B.A.S.S. Opens EQ tournament season.

The application period is open from Oct 15, 2023 to December 31, 2023. The winner will be selected January 17th, 2024. Applicants must be registered to fish the 2024 B.A.S.S. Opens EQ in their own boat and be able to film, edit, and create their own videos. Video and basic editing skills are a requirement.

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Also, any angler registered to fish the entire Bassmaster Opens in 2024 can sign up for the Best On Tour Buck$ Contingency Program to gain eligibility for a contingency bonus check of $1,000 that will be paid to the top registered angler after each Opens EQ tournament. Even if you don’t get selected as the 2024 AFTCO Bass Boot Camp recruit, you still have an opportunity to get an additional $1,000 payday from Best On Tour.

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Family-owned and operated by three generations of the Shedd family, the American Fishing Tackle Company (AFTCO) represents unparalleled quality, performance, and reliability when it counts most. Worn across the globe, AFTCO’s fishing clothing is designed to handle the harshest elements. AFTCO products are field tested from our Southern California offices where many of our core saltwater fishing tackle products are still proudly handcrafted and manufactured in our U.S. based machine shop. Marine conservation has been a brand focus since 1973. Through our 10% Pledge to Protect and Conserve, we give 10% of profits back to causes for the resource and angling rights.

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