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Walleye Fishing Tournament Champ Dylan Nussbaum Signs with KastKing

by Tom Gahan 21 Aug 2019
KastKing adds 20 year-old pro angler Dylan Nussbaum to the team who will use KastKing walleye fishing rods and KastKing fishing reels exclusively while representing the KastKing brand in the national walleye tour fishing tournament circuit.
2018 National Champ Dylan Nussbaum with KastKing WideEye Walleye Rod and KastKing Speed Demon Spinning Reel
(For Immediate Release - Garden City, Long Island NY - December 4, 2018) KastKing ( has once again expanded their elite pro team with the addition of pro fishing phenom Dylan Nussbaum. He will use KastKing WideEye fishing rods built specifically for walleye fishing and KastKing fishing reels in walleye tournament competition in 2019. Dylan Nussbaum age 20, is the youngest person to have ever won the Cabela's NWT (National Walleye Tour) Championship. Nussbaum bested competitors who have been vying for that title for decades.
The Cabela's National Walleye Tour offers premier, tour-level competition for walleye anglers across the North. Each event is coordinated and executed by industry professionals with decades of experience in the tournament fishing business.
Nussbaum, a native of St. Mary's in Elk County located in central Pennsylvania, who has fished tournaments since age nine, fished championship walleye fishing tournament events this year at Baudette, Minnesota, Devil's Lake, North Dakota, Bay City, Michigan, and Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
"I'm excited to be a part of the KastKing family!" says Dylan Nusbaum.
"I am so excited to begin a long relationship with a rising pro fishing star like Dylan Nussbaum," says Al Noraker, Director of Product Development at KastKing. "Dylan has already proven to have angling skills and knowledge far beyond his years. His enthusiasm for catching giant walleye is incredible. Don't be surprised when you see his name at the top of the leader boards throughout the year. Dylan has already been testing and using KastKing WideEye Walleye rods and many different KastKing casting and spinning reels in his preparation for 2019. He is very excited to be using equipment that will allow him to compete at the highest level."
Nussbaum joins Bassmaster Elite 2012 AOY (Angler of the Year) - Major League Fishing Pro Brent Chapman and 2018 KBF (Kayak Bass Fishing) National Champion Dwayne Taff on the KastKing team.
Dwayne Taff said from Huffman, Texas "Another great addition to the KastKing Team with the signing of Dylan Nussbaum. To win the NWT Championship at any age is huge. It makes me even more proud that I'm part of the KastKing team. With all the great anglers on this team, next season is going to be exciting for sure.
" 20 years old, Dylan's got a big career ahead of him."
KastKing pro bass fishing tournament angler Brent Chapman said from Lake Quivira Kansas, "It's great to welcome Dylan to the team! Dylan Nussbaum has already started to stack his resume.... and he's got a long career ahead of him. I can't wait to work with Dylan and KastKing as we chase all species of fish."
The 2019 National Walleye Tournament schedule kicks off May 2-3 at Red Wing, Minnesota, with following events on May 30-31, in Marinette, Wisconsin, July 25-26, at Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, and the Walleye Championship September 11-13 at Devil's Lake, North Dakota. In addition, Nussbaum expects to fish in at least 10 other 2019 walleye fishing tournaments.
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