X Zone Lures Signs Two Young Guns

Posted Feb 20th, 2022 in pro

X Zone Lures Signs Two Young Guns

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X Zone Lures Signs Two Young Guns


X Zone Lures is pleased to announce that they will be joining forces with two bright young stars for the 2022 Season. Freshly minted Elite Series Pro, Jonathan Kelley and Bassmaster Opens contender, Cooper Gallant. Jonathan qualified for 2022 Elite Series by winning the Northern Opens Angler of the Year title. Cooper will be fishing all 9 Opens this year in his quest to fish the Elite Series.


Jonathan Kelley says "As a young angler, growing up and being introduced to the slammer, I’ve had the opportunity to see the X Zone brand grow over the years. I am honored, excited, and blessed to have the opportunity to grow with one of my childhood favorite brands and become part of the team. X Zone has created the best line of soft plastics with a variety of colors to meet any style or application needed from beginner to professional anglers."


Gallant says "The very first smallmouth I caught on a dropshot was with the Original Slammer, which I still use to this day. I am beyond thankful and excited to be part of the X Zone family. With the unique lineup of baits already available, and the knowledgeable group of guys behind bait design, 2022 is lining up to be a very exciting and successful year!"


Jonathan and Cooper join fellow X Zone pro staffers – Elite Series Pros, Brandon Palaniuk and Carl Jocumsen.


“X Zone Lures is very excited to have both Cooper and Jonathan join our team” says X Zone Lures owner, Jim Van Ryn. “We have known these two young anglers for a long time. They both align well with our brand and what it represents. We look forward to having them contribute to both bait design and overall awareness of our brand.”