Posted by Z3 MEDIA STAFF on 03/02/2017

Story and photo courtesy of Toma Hayabusa

Hayabusa Fishing Hooks Co., Ltd.(“Hayabusa”) in Japan and Hayabusa U.S.A., Inc. are proud to announce the hiring of Professional Angler, Kurt Dove as their General Manager. The position was developed to assist continued building of their very popular saltwater line, including the world famous SABIKI product, as well as develop a stronger presence in the freshwater hook market.

Hayabusa has been growing their brand presence in the U.S. market since 1991. Hayabusa bass hooks are now the #1 selling bass fishing hook in Japan. Hayabusa is also known for their Free Knot clothing line and Onigake line of hooks for other species tournament fishing.

“I am very excited about this opportunity with Hayabusa U.S.A., Inc. This companies commitment to become a stronger force in the U.S. market is powerful.” said Dove. “I look forward to utilizing my industry knowledge and understanding to assist Hayabusa U.S.A., Inc. in achieving their company goals.”

Yosuke ‘Manny’ Toma, Hayabusa U.S.A., Inc, Executive Vice President, stated “We are very excited about working with Kurt. I have known him for 10 years since we fished together in the PAA Corporate Cup in 2008. He has much knowledge and experience regarding this industry. We also consider him as the most reliable and suitable person to achieve our goals. We would like to provide high quality Hayabusa products with him.”