"Everyone Can use a little VooDoo"
VooDoo Tackle is owned and operated by Mark “VooDoo” Carstens. Mark is an active duty Naval Officer, currently with 26 years of active service. Fishing has always been a part of his life growing up in the Midwest and remains his passion as he resides in Virginia Beach, VA. He, along with the help of his 9-year old son started the company in the spring of 2009. Their love and knowledge for fishing and with the loss of a close friend in the industry, inspired him to start his own business. Although this was during the downward spiral of the economy, Mark realized the importance of recreation fishing and making it affordable for everyone.
“VooDoo” was a nickname given to Mark when he first started to mate on a local charter boat. He would rig something unusual and the Captain being skeptical would tell him it would ‘never catch a fish’. It always turned out that it would be the only thing to attract and catch fish. The Captain swore that he was using “VooDoo” to attract the fish and put them in the boat. The name has stuck and when he started his own tackle company it was an appropriate fit. The VooDoo name comes from his wife who is from the great state of Louisiana.
A few of Mark’s accomplishments are:
2010-VBSF Bluewater Classic, VA Beach, Military Angler & Junior Angler Awards
2009 Junior angler of the year for the heaviest Mahi for his 9 year old son.
2009-Pirates Cove, Tuna Tournament, Manteo, NC, Runner-Up
2008-11th Annual FM 99 Rockfish Tournament, Norfolk, VA Runner-Up
Since 2007, he has received individual VA Saltwater Fishing Citation Awards for an array of species including Amberjack, Blue Marlin, Striped Bass, Tuna, Wahoo and White Marlin. Mark also fishes on several fishing teams throughout the year.
Mark has fished and has learned from some of the best Captains and Fishing Guides along the East Coast, Virginia and Mexico. He has taken what he has learned from a lifetime of fishing to develop tackle that will “put fish in the boat”. He started off with flounder rigs and then branched out with casting lures, top water plugs, daisy chains, umbrella rigs and spreader bars for offshore. With a large network of suppliers and other small tackle companies VooDoo Tackle can accommodate the needs of all Anglers and will ship products around the globe.
At VooDoo Tackle, it’s about the customer and their needs and not just the sale. Affordable shipping, custom-made lures, outstanding service and consulting are what you can expect.
“Everyone can use a little VooDoo”
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