Fly fishing reel

- The Orvis Company, Inc.
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FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a fly fishing reel showing the new design;

FIG. 2 is another perspective view of the reel of FIG. 1 with the spool disassembled from the frame;

FIG. 3 is a first side view of the reel shown in FIGS. 1 and 2;

FIG. 4 is a front view of the reel shown in FIGS. 1–3;

FIG. 5 is a second side view of the reel shown in FIGS. 1–4;

FIG. 6 is a rear view of the reel shown in FIGS. 1–5;

FIG. 7 is a bottom view of the reel shown in FIGS. 1–6; and,

FIG. 8 is a top view of the reel shown in FIGS. 1–7.

The broken line showing of environment in the drawings is for illustrative purposes only and forms no part of the claimed design.


The ornamental design for a fly fishing reel, as shown and described.

Referenced Cited

U.S. Patent Documents

4883238 November 28, 1989 Harder
D371823 July 16, 1996 Charlton
6155508 December 5, 2000 Lepage
D443017 May 29, 2001 Alden
6382545 May 7, 2002 Yeh
6513743 February 4, 2003 Perkins, Jr. et al.
6578785 June 17, 2003 Hong
D515656 February 21, 2006 Lepage et al.
D521105 May 16, 2006 Lepage
D527070 August 22, 2006 Venes
D529123 September 26, 2006 Nago
20020104912 August 8, 2002 Bascue, Jr.

Other references

  • Orvis Fly Fishing Catalog, Sping 2006, pp. 36-44.

Patent History

Patent number: D558299
Type: Grant
Filed: Apr 6, 2007
Date of Patent: Dec 25, 2007
Assignee: The Orvis Company, Inc. (Sunderland, VT)
Inventors: James B. Lepage (Manchester Center, VT), Steven M. Hemkens (Arlington, VT)
Primary Examiner: Catherine R. Oliver
Attorney: Fay Sharpe LLP
Application Number: 29/278,698


Current U.S. Class: Crank Operated Reel (D22/140)