SWATE FISHING CO. - AMERICA, EARTH
FOR THOSE WHO
UNDERSTAND FISHING IS
KERI PANTERA WAS HERE
SWATE LORE AND THE BRIGADE
Very little is known about the origins of Swate's designs but we do know one person is responsible. His name is Keri Pantera. Even if you have been in fishing most of your life you still probably have never heard of him and if you can tell his stories you are a decendant of the greatest angler of all time. We hope to honor KP in all that we do by distecting the almost non-existent trail of knowledge he leaves behind.
As the story goes, Keri disappeared from his engineering job. Everyone knew he fished a lot but it wasn't until he was gone and people started to investigate his dissapearance that his geneous was discovered. Normally, and ever since his disappearance, he has covered his tracks. Only a few have spotted him and it is nearly always right before or after an epic fishing story unravels in the media.
Those who fish Swate join the Brigade of anglers that understand that fishing is about creativity, adventure, and freedom.
CHAD PIPKENS INKED SERIES RODS
We started working with Chad Pipkens in 2019. Chad is from Dewitt, Michigan and specializes in 2 things; finesse drop shot and chunkin crankbaits. So we quickly got to work building 3 rods that fit his style of fishing.
We have a finesse 6'11" Medium Light drop shot rod and a 7'1" Medium Light small body swimbait rod to throw baits like Keitech paddle tails. We also developed a special edition version of our Mad Crankenist with the handle style that Pipkens likes and it fits right between our mainline sizes for throwing mid-size specialty crankbaits.
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