Daiwa has added FLW Tour standout angler Cody Meyer and Elite Series rookie Seth Feider to their pro team for 2015. Feider will be joined on the Elite Series by current Daiwa Pro Team angler Brent Ehrler.
Meyer, the 2014 FLW Tour AOY Runner-up, will be using Daiwa rods and reels.
“I have had a long relationship working with Curt (Arakawa), Daiwa’s marketing manager,” Meyer said. “We worked together for many years prior to him rejoining Daiwa. I always enjoyed working with Curt. The fact he is with a premier rod and reel manufacturer like Daiwa made joining their pro team an easy decision.”
“We feel Cody Meyer is a top-tier angler and has many titles in his future,” Arakawa said. “We know our product will help him in his quest to win events, championships, and angler of the year titles for the remainder of his career. My time working with Cody in the past was always a pleasure, he understands what his sponsors need and always did a great job. He’s an excellent addition to our pro team.”
Seth Feider joins the team after many years using Daiwa product.
“I’ve always used Daiwa products, I’ve had one particular Daiwa reel on my boat for almost 15 years.” Feider said, “That reel is a testament to the quality and durability of Daiwa products. It’s still in perfect condition, but I think I will be replacing it with a new Tatula or Zillion reel for the Elite Series season.”
Arakawa is impressed with Feider’s fishing ability and brand loyalty.
“Seth has been fishing excellent and we are excited to see how he does on the Elite Series trail in 2015,” Arakawa said. “One thing I really liked about Seth is his loyalty to Daiwa. His love and knowledge of our products has shown, he’ll be a valuable asset to our brand.”