Providence’s Acme Lures Sold


The Acme Tackle Company of Providence, Rhode Island, maker of the iconic KastMaster, Little Cleo, and other popular metal lures, has been sold to the Uncle Josh Bait Company.

The Acme brand will be added to Uncle Josh’s current lineup, which includes Kalin’s, Beaver Dam, ATOM, Bead, Bombshell, Little Stinker, and the Uncle Josh Pork lines.

“This will be a big year for Uncle Josh,” said Kurt Kellogg, owner of Uncle Josh. “We have had more growth in the last couple years than we ever have—and our brand has been around since 1922. Acme Tackle is our 6th acquisition since 2002, but I’m already looking for more fishing companies to buy.”