Happy Memorial Day! To all the men and women who have served our country, we would like to say: Thank You for your service!
Have you ever wondered why our lures were named "Dardevles"? Well, in 1918, around the end of WWI, Lou and Ed Eppinger decided to changed the name of our signature lure from Osprey to Dardevle. The name "Dardevle" stems from the German word of “Teufelhunden”, or “Devil Dogs”. This is what the Germans called the Marines when they successfully defeated and captured the Germans in the Battle of Belleau Woods. The US allies would soon call these U.S. Marines “Dare Devils". With the war coming to an end, Lou and Ed decided to pay tribute to the Marine soldiers who fought for their freedom. They wanted to rename their "Osprey" spoon to what is now known as the "Dardevle" spoon. With respect to religious beliefs, and to not be associated with the religious term/meaning of the word "devil" they chose to change the spelling to "dardevle".