The SwellPro Fisherman FD Series Of 100% Waterproof Fishing Drones

Last updated on April 9th, 2024 at 05:26 pm

Welcome to the world of SwellPro’s Fisherman FD Series, designed and crafted specifically to revolutionize angling by increasing you fishing range and opportunities with drones. Each model in this lineup – the FD1, FD2, and FD3 – is not only designed to weather the harsh saltwater environment but is completely waterproof. This feature alone sets a new standard in the drone fishing realm as many of the other drones used for fishing are not waterproof.


The SwellPro Fisherman FD series of drones have been designed from the ground up to be dedicated fishing drones. 100% waterproof and saltwater resistant these drones are built for carrying baits in all weather conditions.

  • SwellPro Fisherman FD1 – a great entry level waterproof and saltwaterproof fishing drone. It has an effective range of 1.6 km and a payload capacity of 2 kg or 4.4 lbs.
  • SwellPro Fisherman MAX FD2 – Swellpro Fisherman MAX, with massive 16-inch diameter propellers has a 7.7 lb (3.5kg) carrying capacity. Enough to handle big shark baits and gear.
  • SwellPro Fisherman FD3 – the latest release in the SwellPro line of Fishing drones the FD3 consolidates several advantages from its fishing drone siblings. The power-efficiency of the FD1, The ease-of-use of the SD4, The enhanced safety of the FD MAX.

Fresh and saltwater anglers alike have seen drones become a part of their fishing tackle, capable of scouting locations and fish concentrations, bait deployment, and even capturing impressive aerial footage of their catches. The SwellPro FD Series stands out, with its ability to immerse completely in water, ensuring that an accidental water landing doesn’t spell the end of your fishing drone.

I’ve been using Kayaks to deploy baits offshore for years but now with the new fishing drone technology I can drop shark baits well beyond the breakers while I stay completely high and dry. And, on days when it is just too rough to trun the surf with a kayak, I can still fish with a drone while others just watch. 😉

As we explore these SwellPro Fisherman Series fishing drones, we talk about what each model brings to your fishing expeditions. Whether you’re a seasoned fisherman looking to up your game or a newbie eager to blend technology with tradition, the Fisherman FD1, FD2, and FD3 Fishing Drone models from SwellPro offer a wide range of capabilities to suit your needs.

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SwellPro Splash Drone 4 with floats to operate in boat mode

SwellPro Splash Drone 4

The new SwellPro Splash Drone 4 is a great fishing drone. Both the drone, and the controller, are 100% waterproof and saltwater/corrosion resistant. With a heavier payload capacity, multiple camera options, new SwellPro Navifly App, built in GPS, boat mode, and if it does end up in the water, self-righting feature make the SwellPro Splash Drone 4 not only a great fishing drone, but a complete multi-purpose drone. See my full review.

SwellPro Fisherman FD1 fishing drone landing in the water

SwellPro Fisherman FD1

The SwellPro Fisherman FD1 fishing drone is a great entry level waterproof and saltwater proof fishing drone. It has an effective range of 1.6 km and a payload capacity of 2 kg or 4.4 lbs. More than enough for most fishing situations. It features 33 minutes of battery life between charges and is capable of operating in up to 38 mph winds. It has two available bait release options one of which has a camera for HD video. See My full review.

SwellPro Fisherman MAX with all components and carrying case

SwellPro Fisherman Max FD2

The most powerful waterproof drone in the world. Swellpro Fisherman MAX, with massive 16 inch diameter propellers has a 8 lb (3.7kg) carrying capacity. Enough to handle big shark baits and gear. It comes with a weather resistant case, battery charger, 4K camera, dual bait releases, and remote controller with built in 5 inch screen with an operating range of 1 mile. See My Full Review.

SwellPro Fisherman FD3 fishingdrone with controller

SwellPro Fisherman FD3

The SwellPro Fisherman FD3 is the most easy-to-use and relaiable fishing drone ever made by SwellPro. It Consolidates several advantages from its fishing drone siblings. The power-efficiency of the FD1, The ease-of-use of the SD4, The enhanched safety of the FD MAX. The Fisherman FD3 comes in two versions: The advanced version features a 4K camera and video functions, while the basic version dedicates 100% of its power to carrying baits. See My Full Review.

The SwellPro FD Series is revolutionizing the way anglers approach the water, merging cutting-edge technology with the rugged demands of fishing environments. Central to the innovation is the series’ unparalleled waterproof design. Each model in this lineup – the FD1, FD2, and FD3 – boasts an IP67 waterproof rating, meaning they’re fully protected against the ingress of water when submerged up to a meter deep for 30 minutes. And they are designed to float and even take off from water.

One feature deserving a closer look is their payload capacity. This crucial aspect allows anglers to carry bait and fishing line right to the school of fish, and far beyond they could ever hope to cast. The FD1 can comfortably transport payloads, as can the FD2 and FD3, with SwellPro Fisherman MAX FD2 able to carry payloads of up to 3.7 Kg. Each model offers various enhancements in capacity and functionality.

The battery life and control range are also pivotal, directly affecting your time in the air and the distance your drone can cover. A drone with a longer battery life means longer fishing sessions and less downtime, while extended range facilitates exploration of remote fishing spots with minimal effort. SwellPro drones in the series offer improvements in battery life, charging rates and ease of changing.

The dvanced navigation and control systems of the SwellPro FD series drones can be the difference between a successful day on the water and heading home empty-handed. These drones employ not just GPS, but also GLONASS to maintain precise location tracking, ensuring your expensive equipment doesn’t end up lost at sea. The FD Series also provides intelligent flight modes that aid in recon or precise bait deployment exactly where it’s needed.

To give you a balanced view of the SwellPro FD Series I’ve put together a simple table. This table neatly lays out the core features of the FD1, FD2, and FD3 models. By glancing over it, you’ll quickly grasp which drone might suit your fishing adventures the best.

Each model in the series has been designed with the angler in mind, but they also come with their own set of strengths and limitations. Let’s get a clear picture of what each drone offers and where they might fall short.

FEATURESwellPro FD1SwellPro FD2SwellPro FD3
Range1.6 km or 1 mile1.6 km or 1 mile1.6 km or 1 mile
Max Flight time30 minutes30 minutes27 minutes
Payload Capacity2 Kg or 4.4 lbs3.7 Kg or 8 lbs2.2 Kg or 4.8 lbs
AccessoriesCamera and bait releases4K video camera4K video camera
PricingMost EconomicalHighest PriceMid Priced

The FD1 is the entry-level model. A strong point is its simplicity and ease of use, making it a great choice for beginners. Notably, its waterproof design means an accidental splash won’t end your expedition. With a max flight time of 30 minutes and a payload capacity of 2 Kg or 4.4 lbs. The SwellPro Fisherman FD1 is also the most budget friendly in the FD series.

Moving on to the FD2, you’ll find an impressive upgrade in battery life and payload capacity to 3.7 Kg or a full 8 lbs. This means more flying time and the ability to carry larger baits that make this drone a favorite of land based shark fisherman. It’s also equipped with better stability in windy conditions. On the downside, the FD2 is a more substantial investment, and its advanced features might require a steeper learning curve for some.

The FD3 represents the pinnacle of the series with its superior flight performance and enhanced features, including its superior camera resolution, giving you a clearer picture of what lurks beneath the waves. With everything from its upgraded GPS and Controller to its 2.7 Kg or 4.8 lb carrying capacity and you have a drone for nearly all fishing applications. For the serious angler, this drone does it all, but its higher price point might not be for everyone.

As for the camera quality, all variants come equipped with high-definition cameras. But remember, it’s not just about choosing the drone with the most features; it’s about finding the right fit for your fishing style and needs. In my case, I like to fish big baits for big sharks off the beach. That makes the SwellPro Fisherman Max FD2 the best choice for me and my fishing style.

I’ve heard countless stories from fishermen who’ve elevated their game with the help of the SwellPro FD Series. One SwellPro FD1 user explained how the drone’s payload release mechanism allowed him to drop baits in previously unreachable spots, resulting in impressive catches that were the envy of his fishing buddies.

Another angler sang the praises of the FD2’s payload capacity,stability and wind resistance, which allows him to fish when it’s too rough, cold, or dangerous to use kayaks. Watch the video below to see just how big of a bait you can deploy with the SwellPro MAX FD2.

Aside from individual kudos, the SwellPro FD Series has garnered positive reviews from the wider angling community. Fishing forums often highlight how accessible these drones make remote and deep-water areas, opening up new possibilities for catching a diverse range of species while staying safe, dry, and warm on the shore.

The feedback on the SwellPro Fisherman FD Series highlights a transformation in fishing efficiency, capability, and enjoyment. The technology enables anglers to reach farther, fish smarter, and with the drone’s waterproof design, fly even in unpredictable weather, a significant advantage during an unforeseen rain storm.

Let’s address the questions heard most often from individuals interested in the SwellPro FD series. These answers aim to provide clarity and ensure you have the information needed to make an informed decision.

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Are the SwellPro Fisherman FD drones waterproof?

SwellPro drones are known for their waterproof capabilities. Check the specifications and product documentation and you will see that the SwellPro Fisherman FD1, FD2, or FD3 models are indeed 100% waterproof.

What is the maximum range of the SwellPro Fisherman FD drones?

The range of the SwellPro Fisherman FD drones is 1.6 Km or aproximately 1 mile. Refer to the product specifications for the exact range and limitations of each model.

What is the maximum payload capacity for these fishing drones?

The payload capcity for the SwellPro Fisherman FD series drones varies from 2.2 Kg for the FD1 and FD3 up to 3.7 Kg for the Fisherman MAX FD2.

How long does the battery last on the SwellPro Fisherman FD1, FD2, or FD3?

Maximum flight time (battery life) will vary dependent on the payload weight and wind velocity. With zero payload and wind the SwellPro FD series drones have a operating battery life of aproximately 30 minutes.

Are the Fisherman FD drones suitable for beginners?

SwellPro Fisherman FD series Fishing drones are generally designed to be user-friendly, but it’s advisable for beginners to read the user manual and practice before using them in a fishing scenario.

Do these drones come with a dedicated fishing camera?

The SwellPro fisherman FD1 and Fisherman MAX FD2 come with a 4K video camera as standard equipment. The camera is optional with the SwellPro FD3 fishing drone.

How should I maintain and clean the Fisherman FD drones after use in saltwater environments?

After use in a saltwater environment rinse your SwellPro Fisherman FD drone with fresh water and allow to dry completely. Then store in a cool dry area until you next fishing trip.


Owning a drone from the SwellPro Fisherman FD series means accessing cutting-edge technology to enhance your fishing expeditions by increasing you range, efficiency and angling opportunities. Whether you choose the Fisherman FD1, FD2, or FD3, it’s my hope that this review will help in maximizing your drone’s potential and add value to your drone angling adventures.

Remember, the right drone will depend on your specific needs and fishing environments. Consider the pros, cons, and unique features of each drone before making your purchase. Read my corresponding individual reviews for each drone model. And if you have any additional questions, just leave them in the comment section below and I will do my best to find you answers.

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