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About Us

Swampland Tackle opened it's doors in 1989 as a full service tackle shop specializing in providing fishing tackle and gear to tournament bass fishermen as well as weekend fishermen.

Building and repairing rods came about as an afterthought, after several customers began inquiring about rod repairs. Swampland started building and repairing rods in 1990. Ten years and many, many rods later rod sales surpassed tackle sales and then that's when Swampland began to focus primarily on custom rods sales full time.

Swampland has produced thousands of fishing rods over the years. One of the primary product lines is hand crafted high quality fishing rods rods for offshore, inshore and tournament bass anglers. These rods are marketed at boat and sportsmen type shows throughout the year in the Gulf South Region.

Swampland had an opportunity to become the exclusive distributor for Castaway Rod's line of XP3 multi modulus blanks and their innovative exposed grip and two piece reel seats.

The Castaway XP3 blanks and components were introduced at the International Custom Rodbuilding Exposition - 2008 in High Point, North Carolina and immediately became a hit with the custom rod builders.

Swampland Rods and Tackle will provide all rodbuilders with personal attention, prompt service and honest straight forward answers to any questions about all products.

Castaway Rods of Montgomery, Texas, a Production rod builder for 19 years and a manufacturer of quality task specific fishing rods, has chosen Swampland of Houma, Louisiana as the exclusive dealer for Castaway reel seats and the proprietary Castaway XP3 Rod Blank. These Premium Castaway products are now available to custom rod builders.
Selected Castaway components and the Castaway XP3 blank line were unveiled at the International Custom Rod Building Exposition in High Point, North Carolina on February 23-24, 2008.
The Proprietary Castaway XP3 multi modulus blank is extremely lightweight and durable. The XP3 blanks have been in use for three years by Elite Tournament Staff Fishermen; as well as general anglers. The power to weight ratio and the wide range of actions will exceed your expectations.

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Castaway Fully Blank Exposed Reel Seat

Combine a task Specific XP3 Blank exposed reel seat and Swampland's split grip for custom feel and maximum sensitivity. The Castaway fully exposed reel seat provides tha fisherman with maximumexposed area and less overall weight for increased sensitivity. Design features of the Castaway seat minimize reel feet from "jumping loose" during hook set. Discuss the advantages of the Castaway reel seat with the Swampland Staff Builder.
The Castaway fully exposed seats are now available, in size 16, with internal bores of 10.0 mm to 13.5 mm at 0.5 mm increments. Provide a rear grip length and ask for a custom seat fit to be included with your XP3 blank purchase.

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