American Bass® e-Magazine
Daiwa Pro Cody Meyer relies on ABA
Experience to Succeed
by: Tom Leogrande
For those of us here on the west coast seeing Team Daiwa Pro Cody Meyer near the top of the FLW Angler of the Year standings is no surprise. The now 32 year old FLW Tour angler was a dominate angler with American Bass for many years. TheAuburn, California based pro cut his teeth fishing Lake Oroville, Lake Shasta, Folsom Lake, and Clear Lake with ABA.
Meyer wrapped up the 2014 FLW Tour as the runner-up for the Angler of the Year title, behind only Tennessee veteran pro Andy Morgan. Meyer is off to another great start in 2015 with a fourth place finish on Beaver Lake, Arkansas, and two other finishes in the money. Meyer’s consistency is unmatched, he’s finished in the top 10 an astounding 21 times in 79 events with FLW including three times in the $500,000 Forrest Wood Cup. “Growing up fishingABA, and the other western circuits, really allowed me to learn how to fish tournaments. The skills
I learned like time management, culling, pre-fishing, and focusing on five quality fish instead of numbers has really helped me on the national tour. Anglers that don’t put in their time at the team and regional pro event level are left to learn these necessary skills on the national level, and that can costly,” said Meyer.
Meyer also believes in his equipment. Meyer explained, “It’s really important to have equipment you have confidence in and can rely on. I know with Daiwa products, rods and reels,
I have the best equipment on the water. I am fishing against many of the best anglers in the world and I need every advantage I can get. Daiwa rods and reels are sensitive, strong, light-weight, and extremely comfortable to fish eight to ten hours a day.”
Daiwa offers a wide range of products for anglers of all levels. Meyer says he uses products from the following Daiwa product lines on a daily bases, Lexa, Zillion, Steez, but mostly Tatula products.
“While the Daiwa Zillion and Steez products are incredible, I can fish all year with the Tatula and Lexa products and still know I have the right tools for the job,” said Meyer.
The Daiwa Steez lineup is the most impressive rods and reels on the market. Steez rods are developed to be optimum quality in lightness, strength, and sensitivity. Built with Super Volume Fiber (SVF) technology, which packs unidirectional graphite fiber into a denser form, with exact resin control for greater strength, lighter weight, and incredible sensitivity.
Meyer said, “I’ve never seen anything like a Steez before, they are incredible and so much fun to fish. They aren’t the most cost effective, but there is nothing better when it comes to fishing rods.”
Steez reels also set the bar for frishing reels. Built with a super lightweight magnesium frame and side plate make the Steez reels the stealth fighters of bait casting reels. Daiwa uses a 100 MM handle on the 7.1:1 and 7.9:1 gear