For over five decades, fishermen have equated the name Acme with quality in
metal fishing lures; quality of design, components and finish. Our motto
"designed to catch fish, not fishermen" is as true today as when our company
was started by Art Lavallee in 1950. All Acme lures are extensively
field-tested by expert fishermen. When we recommend a specific lure for trout,
bass, pike or walleye, it will catch them.
For over 40 years ANDE has been providing the finest in monofilament fishing
line to anglers throughout the world. Their reputation has been built and
maintained solely because ANDE has always stood up under every conceivable
fishing condition and situation. They hold over 1,300 IGFA World Records. Many
of these records represent outstanding catches throughout the history of IGFA.
ANDE offers two monofilaments: Premium and Tournament in tests that range from
2 lb. to 400 lb.
Used and recommended by licensed fishing guides, wilderness outfitters and TV
hosts across North America for over 15 years, Fish Crisp continues to create
more fans on a daily basis. Fish Crisp’s scientifically proven formula of
triple-ground flours and spices forms a bond over all foods to resist oil
absorption thereby eliminating that greasy taste often associated with fried
foods. Blended with only the finest ingredients including high-protein soy
flour, our secret formulas enhance the taste of fresh fish, chicken and wild
Gamakatsu is the leading fish hook manufacturer in Japan. They are constantly
testing new materials, trying to improve their product which already sets the
standard for the rest of the industry. Gamakatsu products are used worldwide.
With offices located around the world, Gamakatsu is able to research its
markets and develop unique products that meet the needs of even the most
KINAMI BAITS® is built on the knowledge of generations of fishermen and
determined to maintain the family tradition of producing the highest quality,
most effective soft plastic baits available. KINAMI BAITS® features unique,
tournament tested, "fish approved" designs and formulas. These affordable,
premium quality, salt-impregnated plastic lures are so irresistible to denizens
of the deep that success is a foregone conclusion!
Manufacturers of classic Len Thompson Lures and True North Smokers... since
Legendary Fishing Tackle
Today, the Company is known as "the walleye tackle company", and is credited
with developing many of the walleye lures and methods that dominate the
industry. Since its introduction in 1968, an estimated 55 million Lindy Rigs
have been purchased by walleye fishermen. That number, while impressive, is
probably equaled by the Company's Red Devil and Little Joe Spinners and
Fuzz-E-Grub Jigs. The Lindy Rig, Red Devil Spinner, and Fuzz-E-Grub are three
of the most copied lures available to walleye fishermen.
No doubt, the art of telling fish stories began when the very first one got
away. Storytelling is perhaps as much a part of our industry as the fish
themselves. Some stories have a unique quality which permits them to become
legend. Fishing is a sport rich in legends. The following, we present some of
fishing's greatest. They are people whose love of the sport inspired legendary
products and techniques. They are the heart of our sport because they are
sportsmen with heart.
World's #1 Lure
Mepps--The World #1 Lures! Mepps is a French acronym for Manufacturier D'Engins
De Precision Pour Peches Sportives. In English... Precision Equipment for Sport
Where and whenever you go fishing there's a good chance that the fish hooks you
are using are made by Mustad. For more than 100 years, Mustad has been known as
the world's largest manufacturer of fish hooks. It all began more than 169
years ago in a small town in Norway, 140 km north of Oslo, called Gjøvik. The
farmer Hans Skikkelstad established "Brusveen Spiger og Ståltrådfabrikk" in
1832, producing nails, horseshoe nails and other metal products.
What began as a simple dream in 1959 has evolved into one of the fishing tackle
industry's most influential organizations. Based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, with
companies in 12 countries and distribution in more than 130 countries, the
Rapala-Normark Group is the world's largest fishing lure company, as well as
one of the world's largest premium fishing tackle distributors.
The Okuma focus is a pure and total dedication to development, raising the
standards of what they can produce and what is expected, with an eye always to
value. Destined to be one of the premier tackle companies in the new
millennium, Okuma does not look for inspiration from other manufacturers,
instead they find inspiration in fishermen.
Many people know Panther Martin for our famous spinning lures, which have been
catching record trout for over 40 years. Now featuring holographic patterns,
these spinners are better than ever. The Panther Martin line has recently been
expanded to include Vivif swimbaits and Umbrella Rigs, Weed Wing propbaits, and
the Superior Frog. Whether your customer base is in the Rocky Mountains, Long
Island, California or Florida, Panther Martin has fish catching lures for your
market. If you think Panther Martin is just for trout, think again. Your
customers already are.
When it comes to catching the world's biggest fish, nobody shines like Penn.
Penn Tackle was used in over 1,200 current all-tackle and line-class IGFA
records- more than any other reel manufacturer. But we're not resting on our
laurels. Penn is committed to developing breakthrough new products - like our
new rods and reels for 2004. Together, we'll continue to catch record fish well
into the future.
Rod-N-Bobbs Incorporated is a family owned fishing tackle and supply company
located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. For more than 13 years the Rod-N-Bobbs name
has been synonymous with quality fishing products. A leader in both the night
fishing and day fishing markets, the company takes a tremendous amount of pride
in their innovative product lines.
Seaguar is the only company that manufactures the resins and extrudes it's own
lines, can manipulate properties ... it is no wonder why Seaguar is the natural
choice for anglers. Seaguar, the world's #1 manufacturer of pure, ultra-premium
fluorocarbon fishing products, controls, in the most minute detail, every
aspect of this miracle filament's production. Its ability to alter
formulations, structures and extrusion processes allows Seaguar to provide
anglers with the most comprehensive offering of fluorocarbon lines, tapered
leaders and leader material. There are simply no better quality or better
performing fluorocarbon products than Seaguar.
Shakespeare Fishing Tackle a premier, branded sporting goods equipment and
accessories company with over 100 Years of Excellence in Fishing Tackle.
"Because of their contributions and longevity in the tackle industry, the
Shakespeare name remains one of the most recognizable to the public. As such,
it has a fascinating history within the tackle industry. . ." — Fishing Tackle
Trade News, Dec. 92
Pursuit of Dreams: at Shimano we will continue to pursue a joyful life for
people with our products, and we believe firmly that our work will create new
lifestyles of cycling and sport-fishing required for a more positive future.
When you are one of the largest family owned brand name fishing and sporting
goods manufactures in America you can lose sight of what it took to get there.
We here at South Bend have not forgotten our humble beginnings in the first
part of this century. We want you, our customer to know that we have not
forgotten where we came from, the heart of America.
For over 50 years, Yo-Zuri has led the fishing tackle industry as its leading
manufacturer of quality fishing products. Yo-Zuri lures are known worldwide as
the most innovative and effective of their kind. Experienced anglers know that
Yo-Zuri lures catch fish like no other brand.
The ZoN brand represents a line of personal exercise equipment specifically
designed, engineered and targeted to fulfill the needs of today's health
conscious consumers and their individual fitness levels. ZoN is the only brand
of fitness products built for everyone.