Mepps® is a French acronym for Manufacturier D'Engins De Precision Pour Peches Sportives. In English... Precision Equipment for Sport Fishing.
When French engineer Andre Meulnart invented the Mepps spinner in 1938, it wasn't long before he realized it was an extremely effective fishing lure. He didn't realize, however, he had invented a lure that would revolutionize the fishing tackle industry. It would take a World War and an unusual series of events to do that. It would also take the vision of a man who could see the lure's full potential.