HomeNewsJeff Kriet Returns to Yozuri Jeff Kriet (Bassmaster Elite Series Veteran) returns to Yo-Zuri as his primary hard bait sponsor. “This year I’m returning to my roots and what got me to where I was in 2010. I’m no longer interested in compromise and I will not make one cast without the confidence that I am throwing the absolute best.” “We are thrilled at the opportunity to have Jeff rejoin our Pro-Staff Team” stated Buddy Prause, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Yo-Zuri. “It was extremely clear during our initial conversations with Jeff that his enthusiasm for building the brand will assist us in creating strong consumer demand for many years to come” Prause explained. “2015 is a critical year for me and every little detail will count.” Jeff Kriet Jeff led the 2010 Bassmaster Classic for two days and ultimately finished 2nd to Kevin VanDam. During the tournament, Jeff was exclusively throwing the Yo-Zuri Rattlin’ Vibe. “Additionally, based on the re-introduction of our Hardcore Series”, which recently occurred at the 2015 Bassmaster Classic, “we feel that Jeff will have the ability to add to his hard bait arsenal of unbeatable baits making him a strong competitor for many years to come” Prause continued. “I’m excited about both the Duel Hardcore and Yo-Zuri lineup along with their selection of baits available for whatever I will face this year”, stated Jeff. Duel and Yo-Zuri has been a leading manufacturer of hard baits for both fresh and salt water for over 50 years. In June of 2003, Yo-Zuri America, Inc. was established as a wholly owned subsidiary of Duel Corporation based in Fukuoka, Japan. Yo-Zuri’s Florida Sales Office now services all of the Western Hemisphere from our headquarters in Port St Lucie, FL. Duel and Yo-Zuri continue to be committed to giving anglers the best fishing products for their money and strives to be the industry leader through innovation and quality products.