Team Mustad signs Bassmaster Elite Series pro anglers
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Three of North America’s best-known Bassmaster Elite Series pro anglers have joined Team Mustad.
Brandon Lester, Edwin Evers and Kevin Short have all signed for the world famous hook manufacturer and will be fishing Mustad products on the tournament circuit this year, including its UltraPoint Elite Series™ trebles.
“We are extremely pleased to have men of the quality of Brandon, Edwin and Kevin on our pro staff,” said Mustad Sales Manager Steve Tagami.
During his rookie season in 2014 Lester established a reputation for himself by performing under pressure, teaching people new techniques and generally ‘doing things the right way’.
“In my instructional articles and videos I always make note of the gear I use for each technique. I found during 2014 that all the baits I was using featured Mustad hooks so to now be sponsored by them is just ideal,” Lester said. “They listen closely to fishermen when it comes to new products so it is no surprise that Mustad is the world’s largest hook manufacturer.”
Heading into his 16th professional season, Evers is a winner of eight Elite Series Tournament titles. He said: “Fishing against a high level of competition like I do, it is absolutely critical that I am confident in everything I use.
“I have always fished Mustad because I totally believe in the product. The hook is one of, if not the, most important part of anyone’s fishing equipment, and you can depend on Mustad UltraPoint hooks to be super strong and stay sharp. It makes a big difference in your day and your season when you aren’t having to constantly sharpen or change your hooks.”
Short is a five-time B.A.S.S. Tournament Champion and is entering his 14th year as a professional angler. ”I have been using Mustad hooks for many years and am happy we can work together,” said Short. “Whether fishing the Bassmaster Classic or just for a day of fun, one of the most important things to do is control all the variables I can to maximise my catch. I know when I tie on a Mustad hook, I’m using the sharpest, strongest hooks I can get and that’s one less thing for me to worry about.”