Outdoor Life article names Acme's Little Cleo one of six "must have" lures

Fort Atkinson, WI - In the February 2014 issue of Outdoor Life, writer, Ralph Smith, listed the Little Cleo as one of only six lures a person needs to have in their tackle box in order to catch nearly anything that swims.

The article sited that the lure is extremely versatile and can be fished in small 1/8-ounce sizes for trout or magnum 1ΒΌ-ounce versions for monster stripers.

Kurt Kellogg, the owner of Hard and Soft Fishing, Acme's parent company, said that he was flattered that the Cleo was included in the feature.

"There are thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of lures on the market," he said. "The author in the Outdoor Life article recognized that the Little Cleo is just one of six in the world that are needed to catch anything and it just goes to show how versatile the lure is. The Little Cleo catches anything from panfish to salmon."

While there are hundreds of spoons on the market, the difference in ACME spoons is found in the unmatched quality of their fit and finish. Each one has a distinct jewel-like finish that last for years and a unique action that simply catches more fish.

Hard & Soft Fishing has roots dating back to 1922, when their first brand, Uncle Josh, began manufacturing in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. They have grown to represent nearly every tackle category on the market for both ice and open-water fishing. From the Pacific to the Atlantic and all the lakes and rivers in-between, they produce bait and tackle that has been helping anglers catch more fish for decades. Employees don't simply produce tackle, they use it on the weekends.