News Item: BASS Elite Pro Brandon Card Endorses REALIS Baits by DUO North America
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Posted by Jared867
Tuesday 03 April 2012 - 14:53:54

Card Endorses REALIS Baits by DUO North America

BASS Bassmaster Elite Brandon Card Duo North America Realis Crankbaits

Guelph, Ont, Canada – Today DUO North America officially announced a sponsorship of first-year Bassmaster Elite Series angler Brandon Card.  DUO North America recently announced the introduction of Realis, a new quality line of Japanese hard baits from the company that is one of the top-selling brands in Japan.

“I could not resist learning all about the products at the Bassmaster Classic and spent many hours learning about how the baits are made.  These baits are the real deal.  I hope to represent them well on the Elite Series and introduce more people to the brand here in North America,” said Card.  “This is such an exciting time for me and I am so thankful to be working with DUO during their introduction of Realis to the North American bass market.”

DUO North America CEO Sheila Murphy said, “We love Brandon’s story of college fishing and his move up to the Elite Series. We firmly believe in supporting today’s young anglers, as they are and will continue to be the future of fishing, and hence the future of our business here.  We wish Brandon well and will do all we can to help him succeed, starting with great quality hard baits that he has already put to good use on the water.”

DUO Japan is one of Japan’s top brands of premium hard baits with sales over 15 million units.  DUO is now making their entry into the US, Canadian and Mexican markets and DUO North America will be the sole distribution outlet.  “DUO Japan is very supportive of our efforts here in North America and supports us in so many ways”, says Murphy.

DUO International (Japan) manufacturers a large array of saltwater hard baits, accommodating very specific applications, as well as a freshwater line, and new for all markets, is the bass-focused REALIS line of lures. The REALIS line will be expanding to better suit the needs of North American anglers. “We look forward to working with Brandon and other top anglers to bring new products to market.”

Martin Bakos, of DUO Japan says, “For us to have an Elite Series Pro come on board with us, at the same time we made our North American debut at the Classic, is outstanding! We are very excited to be in this market now.”

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Brandon Card, 25, of Caryville, TN is distinguished as the first Bassmaster Elite Series qualifier to have fished his way through the collegiate bass fishing ranks.  Card captained the University of Kentucky bass fishing team for 4 years, graduating in 2009.  While at UK he fished the Boat US series, College BASS and the FLW College Fishing series.  He won the Ultimate Match Fishing College edition in 2007.  Finishing 2nd in the 2011 Bassmaster Southern Opens earned Card his berth in the Elite Series.

Brandon is active on his Facebook fan page   A blog following his journey from college angler to the Elite Series is posted weekly on

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