Weighted Patents (Class 43/42.39)
  • Patent number: 9232777
    Abstract: A fishing lure is provided which is adapted to simulate the behavior of a minnow at rest. Specifically, the new and improved fishing lure described herein is equipped with a pedestal on its bottom, whereby the pedestal is adapted to make contact with a bottom surface at a single contact point. The single contact point is aligned with the lure's center of balance, such that when the lure rests on the bottom surface it has a tendency to remain balanced on the single contact point. This allows the lure to be wobbled by the water turbulence, thereby imitating the behavior of a minnow at rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: KAMOOKI LURES LTD.
    Inventor: Kamran Nazar Sheikh
  • Publication number: 20150128478
    Abstract: A soft bait fish lure includes an elongated body having a head and a rear along a longitudinal axis. The body tapers laterally to a reduced tail portion toward the rear, then flares laterally into an enlarged tail at the rear. Optionally, the reduced tail portion is flexible in a lateral direction. The enlarged tail may have a tapered top and tapered bottom, each formed from two intersecting faces, such that the enlarged tail forms a substantial diamond-shape in cross-section perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. Optionally, each of the faces includes a contour terminating in an edge proximate said rear such that fluid flowing over said enlarged tail forms a vortex at each said face. Optionally, the rear forms a distal surface including a lateral indentation at the intersection of the tapered top and tapered bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Samuel M. HUDDLESTON
  • Publication number: 20150128477
    Abstract: A fishing lure having a long axis provided at its proximal portion, an elongated stiff wire shaft having a bent or looped portion on its proximal end for attaching fishing line or a swivel thereto, and a bent or looped portion on its distal end. The distal portion of said long axis is formed by either a flexible element, or by a second elongated stiff wire shaft, or by one or more split rings. At the distal end one or more hooks are attached, at least one carrying a weight element. The fishing lure includes at least one spinner blade assembly connected to a span of the proximally located stiff wire shaft, that it is free to rotate 360°. A rigid element is attached to the wire shaft between its proximal end and the spinner blade assembly, containing one or more openings representing attachment locations for fishing lines or swivels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Christian M. Heesch
  • Patent number: 9010015
    Abstract: A fishing lure comprised of a jighead and a barbed hook movably coupled to the jighead. The jighead fixedly carries a first jighead eye for attaching the jighead to a fishing line and the barbed hook is movably coupled in several degrees of freedom to the jighead, and the plane defined by the barbed hook is shiftable around a position where it is aligned with the first eye plane. The barbed hook is shiftable, in several degrees of freedom, around the plane defined by a eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel R. Lorentz
  • Patent number: 8991095
    Abstract: A fishing lure includes a weighted body, a first eye hook, a second eye hook, and a fish hook. The weighted body has a first end and a second end. The first eye hook is coupled near the first end of the weighted body. The second eye hook is coupled near the second end of the weighted body. The fish hook has an eyelet formed at one end. The eyelet is coupled to the second eye hook allowing the fish hook to freely move about the eyelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Logic Lures, Inc.
    Inventors: Branden Roberts, Eleno Salinas
  • Patent number: 8978289
    Abstract: Chain skirt fishing lures and associated manufacturing methods are provided. According to some embodiments, a skirt body for a fishing lure comprises a plurality of flexible elements. The plurality of flexible elements of a skirt body can extend from a body portion of a head of a lure body to one or more points distal from the head of the lure body. At least one of the plurality of flexible elements of the skirt body can comprise multiple elements connected together to form an elongated skirt element. The elongated skirt element can extend from a point proximate the head of the lure body to a point distal the head of the lure body. The flexible elements can facilitate fish attraction, thereby leading to increased fish striking compared to conventional lures. Other embodiments are also claimed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventors: Brett Willis, Jackie Hammond
  • Publication number: 20150020432
    Abstract: A fishing lure including a generally V-shaped frame with an eye at the vertex of the V, a hook fixed at each end of the V, a heavier weighted member encircling the junction of one of the hooks with one end of the V and a lighter weighted member encircling the junction of the other hook with the other end of the V. The hooks are rigidly connected to the ends of and are coplanar with the V. The lure is configured so that with a fishing line tethered to the eye, the heavier weight tends to remain at the bottom and cause the plain of the lure to remain vertical. With the lure in this position, the shanks of both hooks are about horizontal and the points are directly above the shanks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy A. Dages
  • Publication number: 20150007483
    Abstract: A bladed weighted fishing lure is provided in which the blade is designed to oscillate side-to-side during retrieval and is loosely, but securely affixed to a wireform. The wireform includes an inferior portion that is rigidly secured to a weighted body and includes a medially placed feature for attachment of a fishing line. The weighted lure body includes a forward end and a back end. The oscillating action of the blade creates a unique motion of the weighted lure body creating two degrees of freedom. The first degree of freedom results from the side-to-side blade motion affecting a like side-to-side motion in the weighted lure body through the rigidly attached wireform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: David Lynn Thorne
  • Publication number: 20150000179
    Abstract: The invention relates to amateur and sport fishing and can be used for catching predatory fish either directly over the surface of water with the lure ability to appear onto the surface of water particularly when posting at low speed, or for posting in the near-surface layer of water, and also it can be suitable for fishing with a spinning by means of uniform posting method and also twitching technique. The surface lure comprises a longitudinally elongated convex curved plate, metal load, device for fixing a fishing line in the front portion of the lure, at least one hook at the tail portion of the lure. The metal load is performed longitudinally elongated, flattened in the vertical plane, with the upper edge being of narrowed and rectilinear form or concave form in the middle of the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Sergiv Vladlenovych Ulyanov
  • Patent number: 8919033
    Abstract: A snagless bladed fishing lure is provided in which the blade oscillates side-to-side during retrieval and pitches forward to protect the hook from snagging upon encountering an obstacle. The blade includes a line keeper and a hook receiver and carries a weight, the hook receiver being located between the line keeper and the weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Davis Fishing Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James Ronald Davis
  • Patent number: 8910415
    Abstract: A fishing lure includes a lure head, a leader within a leader tube within the lure head; a ball rattler within the lure head; and an aerator cap attached to a front side of the lure head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Jack Anthony Farr, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8898951
    Abstract: A fishing lure includes a leading lure body shaped like a fish; and a trailing lure body shaped like a fish. The leading lure body includes a passage therethrough to enable a fishing line to slidably pass through the passage for connection to the trailing lure body. The trailing lure body includes a front portion and a curved front surface. The front portion of the trailing lure body is weighted such that the trailing lure body tends to sink front portion first in water. The curved front surface of the trailing fishing lure facilitates a swimming motion for the trailing lure body when the trailing lure body moves through water, and tends to lift the trailing lure body if the trailing lure body is pulled through water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Bass Pro Intellectual Property L.L.C.
    Inventor: Timothy Richard Hughes
  • Patent number: 8869446
    Abstract: A fishing lure has a body and a hook. The hook has a shank that extends from the body, a bend and a point. The hook is lying in a hook plane. A brush guard has bristles that extend from the head to a blocking position in front of the hook point. The bristles are spread apart to either side of the hook plane. An elastomeric band around the lure body retains the bristles in a spread apart configuration. The spread apart bristles create a laterally wider brush guard so as to prevent snagging of the hook point no matter what the orientation of the lure in the water might be.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Steve Parks
  • Patent number: 8857100
    Abstract: A weedless fishing lure device. The device has a single piece soft bodied lure material having a first end and a second end. An air ballast formed by at least one cavity region provided within one or more portions of the single piece soft bodied lure material and extending from a vicinity of the first end of the single piece soft bodied lure material toward the second end of the single piece soft bodied lure material. The device has a lower portion of the soft bodied lure member bordering a lower portion of the cavity region and an upper portion of the single piece soft bodied lure member bordering an upper portion of the cavity region. An outer region is formed from the single piece soft bodied lure material. An opening is within the upper portion of the single piece soft bodied lure member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Huddleston Deluxe, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel M. Huddleston
  • Publication number: 20140259869
    Abstract: A fishing jig for connecting a lure body to a fishing line includes rivet insertable into the lure body and can function as a conduit to the fishing line. The rivet can be connected to a jig weight and can be formed with a single twisted wire forming an eye for engaging a hook barb. The rivet permits attachment of the line and of jig weights and hooks at selected locations along the length of a soft lure body, significantly extending the operating life of the jig body and by changing the functional operation of the jig when cast into, resting in, or retrieved through the water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Max Scholfield
  • Publication number: 20140230310
    Abstract: A fishing lure having an internal cavity for containing a hook and a weight attached to the hook such that the weight is coupled to the hook closer to a throat of the hook than to a line receiving portion of the hook. The combined hook and weight resist being pulled through a shank containing region of lure. The weight may be positioned in a midsection of the lure enabling the lure to maintain a relatively level attitude in the water while being pulled through the water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: D.O.A., INC.
    Inventor: Mark S. Nichols
  • Patent number: 8713848
    Abstract: An improved fishing weight or “bottom bouncer” wherein a flexible wire support arm includes an offset bent region that cooperates with an exposed cavity and internal depression at a weighted ballast piece threaded onto the arm. Reciprocating movement of a latch piece mounted to the arm prevents or permits the arm to flex in the ballast piece to attach and detach the bent region from the depression. The support arm also provides a line attachment bend having defined shoulders that maintain a preferred alignment of the sinker to a supporting fishing line. An alternative, single arm bottom bouncer sinker is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Mikel Huppert
  • Patent number: 8695272
    Abstract: A weight to facilitate weed resistant fishing is disclosed. Embodiments include a biconically-tapered weight shaped to define a relatively centrally located aperture, an off-center exit aperture, surrounded by a lip, wherein the weight has a channel where conventional fishing line may pass through the top of the weight, through the channel, and out an exit aperture. With tension on the line, a portion of the hook enters the lip and the hook is relatively shielded from accumulating weeds on decent through a weed mass. A variety of methods disclose manipulating a conventional fishing rod and line with the subject weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Danny Miller
  • Patent number: 8656633
    Abstract: A fishing lure includes a body, a skirt, a blade and a hook. The body includes a pivotable attachment ‘s’ loop that attaches the blade to the body, the loop is pinned to the body but pivots about the pin in a slot in the body. A fishing line is attached to the blade at a point spaced from the loop, the skirt includes flexible filaments and is attached to the body. The hook is molded into the body and the ‘s’ loop includes an elastic band that biases the loop toward the back of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Renosky
  • Publication number: 20140033601
    Abstract: A fishing lure configured to have a rocking motion when pulled through water. The fishing lure has a body shaped like an elliptic parabaloid. A hook is mechanically coupled to the body and to an egg sinker wherein the egg sinker is proximate one end of the body. A sealer is configured to cover the body and the hook. The egg sinker causes the body to sink mimicking a fish diving. The body is configured to have the rocking motion when moving mimicking the fish swimming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: JOHN DENIS MORAN, JR.
  • Patent number: 8635804
    Abstract: A fishing jig includes a hook shank including i) a substantially straight portion extending along a first axis; ii) an angulated length forming a shoulder at a first upper end of the straight portion including a first section extending at an obtuse angle to the straight portion and a second section bent at a 45° away from the point, a place of intersection between the first section and the second section forming a crook in said angulated length; a malleable weight secured to the hook shank overlying the crook and iii) a line-tie eyelet formed at a terminal end of the second section. Molded soft plastic baits having pockets to receive the malleable weight are also a feature of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Tabu Tackle, LLC
    Inventor: David M. Lefebre
  • Publication number: 20130298442
    Abstract: A fishing lure is provided which is adapted to simulate the behavior of a minnow at rest. Specifically, the new and improved fishing lure described herein is equipped with a pedestal on its bottom, whereby the pedestal is adapted to make contact with a bottom surface at a single contact point. The single contact point is aligned with the lure's center of balance, such that when the lure rests on the bottom surface it has a tendency to remain balanced on the single contact point. This allows the lure to be wobbled by the water turbulence, thereby imitating the behavior of a minnow at rest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Kamran Nazar Sheikh
  • Publication number: 20130247444
    Abstract: A collared fishing lure having a pivotable hook. The fishing lure can include a head, a stem extending from the head, the stem having a collar disposed at a distal end thereof, the diameter of the collar being greater than the diameter of the stem, a coupling, disposed at the distal end of the stem, for removably attaching a hook thereto, the coupling adapted to allow the hook to pivot with respect to the stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: John YOUNG, Shane PICKETT
  • Publication number: 20130205644
    Abstract: A weighted fishing lure system for use in a covered area comprising: a weighted lure body portion, where said lure body portion includes an football shape; at least one tail extending from one end of the weighted body portion; and a hook assembly, where the hook assembly includes a hook, where said hook inserts into the body portion, further hook assembly including a first eyelet, a hook assembly body, a hook connector, a hook eyelet and a stem extending from the hood eyelet. The weighted body may cover the entire hook for use in the covered area. In an alternative embodiment, the weighted body covers a portion of the hook for use in a clear area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey Russell
  • Patent number: 8490320
    Abstract: A fishing lure comprises a rear end enabled to be attached to a fishing line or leader and a front end having a plurality of outer tines with wires for attaching bait and a plurality of inner tines for retaining a fishing hook. The lure further comprises an attached spring-loaded weed guard. A lure skirt is placed over the tines and hook. The body of the lure is reflective and combines with the bait and lure skirt to catch the attention of nearby fish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Henry C. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8484885
    Abstract: A fishing lure is provided which is adapted to simulate the behavior of a minnow at rest. Specifically, the new and improved fishing lure described herein is equipped with a pedestal on its bottom, whereby the pedestal is adapted to make contact with a bottom surface at a single contact point. The single contact point is aligned with the lure's center of balance, such that when the lure rests on the bottom surface it has a tendency to remain balanced on the single contact point. This allows the lure to be wobbled by the water turbulence, thereby imitating the behavior of a minnow at rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Kamooki Lures Ltd.
    Inventor: Kamran Nazar Sheikh
  • Publication number: 20130160347
    Abstract: A fishing lure assembly is disclosed which comprises a blade free to oscillate, yaw and produce a trailing wake as the fishing lure assembly is displaced through water. A weight is affixed to the fishing lure assembly, but affixed to an associated wireform where it is inferiorly disposed relative to the blade such that the blade is free to oscillate and have side-to-side action, substantially unaffected by mass and inertia of the weight. The fishing lure may be variably constructed to include one or more hooks and artificial or natural soft bait and hard bait bodies which are disposed to follow behind the trailing wake of the blade. A compound lure is disclosed wherein the weight is replaced by a jig hook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: David L. Thome
  • Patent number: 8468737
    Abstract: An apparatus for attracting fish including a fin that imparts motion to the tackle when the tackle is deployed and moves relative to water. A weighted body having a cabochon shape includes a fin member that extends past the body. The fin member includes an attachment portion and a fin that has a non-planar configuration. The attachment portion is secured to a flat surface of the body. In one embodiment the fin extends forward and forms an obtuse angle relative to the attachment portion. In another embodiment the fin has two members disposed laterally on opposite sides of the body. The fins are blades that cause the body to spin or rotate when moved relative to the water. In yet another embodiment the fin extends forward and aft relative to the body, and the fin has openings for connecting lines and hooks, thereby replacing the eyelet of other embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: David L. Simmons
  • Publication number: 20130152450
    Abstract: A fishing lure comprising a body having an outer envelope and a capsule is described herein. The capsule includes a sealed watertight rigid hollow tube with a plurality of free-moving beads. The capsule is positioned in such a manner that when the lure is in use, it produces a multi-directional rattling sound that mimics the sound of invertebrate prey moving around on rocks. This sound is very attractive to fish, particularly striped bass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: GREGORY MYERSON, FRANK CRESCITELLI
  • Publication number: 20130074395
    Abstract: A fishing lure includes a lure head, a leader within a leader tube within the lure head; a ball rattler within the lure head; and an aerator cap attached to a front side of the lure head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: JACK ANTHONY FARR, JR.
  • Patent number: 8347548
    Abstract: A counterbalanced fishing hook having an eye oriented at an angle to the shank. A weight is mounted to the eye and shank in a position to counterbalance the weight of the hook when a line is connected to the eye and the hook is suspended underwater. In a second embodiment, the shank has a horizontal straight portion and a portion that is bent at an angle with the curved portion and the barb oriented in a plane parallel to and displaced from the plane of a straight shank portion. The second embodiment employs a flat weight that is oriented parallel to the plane of the curved portion and the barb for holding the barb above the bottom of a body of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Betts Tackle, Ltd.
    Inventor: Andrew W. Couch
  • Publication number: 20120304524
    Abstract: The invention relates to fishing, in particular, artificial baits, namely, the oscillating lures, and can be used by amateur fishermen while fishing. The lure comprises the elongated body with a weight, an opening for attaching a fishing line and at least one hook. The front, lower or tail portion of the body is provided with a plate holder having a ring at the end, said ring passing with a gap through two openings which are divided by a crosspiece and are arranged in the middle part of the plate on the vertical or horizontal axis at equal proximity to the center of symmetry thereof. The lateral portions of the plate are symmetrically convex (curved) relative to the vertical axis. The plate is fastened in an articulated manner to the ring and can be inclined in different planes from a central position perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the lure, with the convex (curved) lateral portions of the plate being pointed forward in the direction of the lure movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Sergei Vladlenovich Ulianov
  • Patent number: 8316576
    Abstract: A fishing lure for producing a desired sound as the lure sinks in a fluid has a proximal end and a distal end, a first side wall and a second side wall between the proximal end and the distal end, and an upper surface and a lower surface between the proximal end and the distal end. A central chamber is positioned in the body between the lower surface and the upper surface and intermediate the front end and the rear end of the body. A rib is positioned in the central chamber proximate the lower surface. An upper weight and a lower weight are housed in the central chamber, with the lower weight detachably lodged proximate the rib in the central chamber. The upper weight pivots about the lower central weight as the lure sinks in the fluid to generate the desired sound vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Brown
  • Publication number: 20120272564
    Abstract: A fishing rig for use in catching fish is described herein. The fishing rig includes a leader that extends between a first end and a second end, and a plurality of bait elements that are coupled to the leader. The plurality of bait elements includes a first bait element that is coupled to the leader and is oriented between the leader first end and the leader second end. At least one second bait element is coupled to the leader and oriented downline of the first bait element along the leader such that the first and second bait elements display a schooling-type action to facilitate attracting fish to the fishing rig.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Braden A. Roberts, Eleno Salinas, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120204471
    Abstract: A bait clip may be used with a fishing lure. The fishing lure has a weighted body. The weighted body includes a groove which extends at least partly around the weighted body. The fishing lure is adapted to be inserted into bait. The bait clip includes a clip portion and a face portion. The clip portion has a first leg and a second leg extending from one end of the clip portion. The face portion is rigidly fixed to the one end of the clip portion. The face portion has a surface which outwardly presents an image. The face portion defines a plane. The plane is generally perpendicular to the first and second legs. The clip portion is configured to be inserted around or through the bait pinning at least a portion of the bait within the groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: LOGIC LURES, INC.
    Inventors: Branden Roberts, Eleno Salinas
  • Publication number: 20120204472
    Abstract: A fishing lure includes a weighted body, a first eye hook, a second eye hook, and a fish hook. The weighted body has a first end and a second end. The first eye hook is coupled near the first end of the weighted body. The second eye hook is coupled near the second end of the weighted body. The fish hook has an eyelet formed at one end. The eyelet is coupled to the second eye hook allowing the fish hook to freely move about the eyelet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: LOGIC LURES, INC.
    Inventors: Branden Roberts, Eleno Salinas
  • Patent number: 8196337
    Abstract: An apparatus for attracting fish including a fin that imparts motion to the tackle when the tackle is deployed and moves relative to water. A weighted body having a cabochon shape includes a fin member that extends past the body. The fin member includes an attachment portion and a fin that has a non-planar configuration. The attachment portion is secured to a flat surface of the body. In one embodiment the fin extends forward and forms an obtuse angle relative to the attachment portion. In another embodiment the fin has two members disposed laterally on opposite sides of the body. The fins are blades that cause the body to spin or rotate when moved relative to the water. In yet another embodiment the fin extends forward and aft relative to the body, and the fin has openings for connecting lines and hooks, thereby replacing the eyelet of other embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: David L. Simmons
  • Patent number: 8186096
    Abstract: A fishing lure comprises a hook structure including a hook portion for engaging the mouth flesh of a fish, a shank portion connected to the hook portion, and a line securing portion for securing a line to the hook structure. The line securing portion forms an unsecured loop so that a portion of fishing line is movable into the eye of the loop without threading. The lure also comprises a body structure mounted on the hook structure. The body structure has an anchor notch formed thereon and configured to receiving a portion of a looped fishing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventors: Raymond Albert Rubin, William Allan Reid, Philip Craig Reid
  • Publication number: 20120117851
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a jig used for fishing comprising: a jig head, a jig body, and a tail. Head weights are located in the jig head and the jig head has a chisel end. The jig body is wrapped around the shank of the hook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Henry Young
  • Publication number: 20120102817
    Abstract: Fishing lures, weights, and inserts having bodies formed from natural granite chosen from granites having differing densities and colors. Surfaces of the body may selectively be polished or left unpolished. Fishing weights and inserts depend on a high density material, commonly lead, to provide mass to help sink an otherwise buoyant structure to a desired depth. Lead, a toxic material and a hazard when released into the environment, is completely eliminated by the granite structures. The porosity, especially of light colored granite, allows its use as a delivery vehicle for fish attractants that are readily absorbed into the relatively porous material, especially when such material is left unpolished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth S. Klaput
  • Publication number: 20120055065
    Abstract: A fishing lure for receiving a bait fish comprises a mounting body and a fixing means (3) for fixing a bait fish to the mounting body. The mounting body comprising a support rod (5) for inserting into the mouth of a bait fish to support the mounted bait fish and a retaining means (4, 7) disposed on the support rod (5) for abutting a head portion of the bait fish. The mounting body is adapted not to conceal, in use, eyes of a bait fish mounted on the mounting body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventor: Clayton Camilleri
  • Publication number: 20120055316
    Abstract: A scented article manufactured from a sintered metal powder. The metal powder may be one or more metals, one or more alloys, or any combination or mixture thereof. The scented article is of a weight sufficient to sink to a depth in the water and shaped such that, when urged through the water, the lure moves in a substantially oscillating motion. The scented article is impregnated with a scent, such as a fish attractant, that is slowly diffused in the water as the scented article is urged through the water. A method of manufacturing a scented article is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: CONTINUOUS METAL TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Timothy G. Smith, Ivan R. Smith
  • Publication number: 20120030991
    Abstract: A floating fishing lure includes a buoyant body having an upper portion projecting above the water surface and a lower portion projecting below the water surface. The upper portion supports the inner end of one or more elongated flexible elements or spring wires which project upwardly and radially outwardly in the air above the water surface. A bait including a fish hook is connected to the outer end portion of each flexible wire by a leader line and is supported adjacent the water surface when the body is floating. When the body supports a plurality of flexible elements or spring wires and corresponding baits, the wires are uniformly spaced around the body and extend in radial directions from the body. The floating body and each spring wire cooperate to produce a dancing effect of each bait on the water surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventor: Philip N. Chatfield
  • Publication number: 20120023804
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved weighted soft-bait fishing lure that includes a jighead assembly, comprising a weight having a generally elongate body with a first longitudinal axis, a hook and a bait keeper means, and a bait having an generally elongate body with a second longitudinal axis, wherein the bait is releasably connected to the jighead assembly at the bait keeper means such that the first longitudinal axis of the weight and the second longitudinal axis of the bait are generally in line with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Michael P. Hogan
  • Publication number: 20120017489
    Abstract: An artificial fishing bait combining the features of a traditional lure with those of a bobber. The lure body is made of a buoyant material. A weight is included proximate the head. A hook attachment point is provided near the mouth position in the head. A line attachment point is provided in the tail. A hook of any suitable design is attached to the hook attachment point. A line is attached to the line attachment point. The buoyancy and the mass of the materials used to create the lure are selected so that the assembly floats in a head-down orientation. When the lure is in use, the user observes the tail as he or she would conventionally observe a bobber. When a fish is engaging the hook(s), the tail will bob up and down. The user may then jerk the rod upward to set the hook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventor: David E. Partridge
  • Publication number: 20120000112
    Abstract: A flexible shaft spinnerbait fishing lure assembly comprising a main flexible shaft of a minimum diameter of 0.041 inch onto which is incorporated, along its length, a rigid or semi rigid “V” shape stabilizer, onto which is integrated an eyelet onto which the fishing line is attached, and which serves to maintain the “V” shape of the spinnerbait assembly, resulting in little to no deformation or breakage of the assembly with continued use. The preferred positioning of the stabilizer and its preferred fish attracting head shape weight, hook and fish attracting components configurations allow for increased overall stability of the assembly, including vertical stability when being pulled through water. Due to this increased stability, the flexible spinnerbait assembly also generates, with greater consistency, the frequencies desired to increase fish attraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventor: Robert William Osler
  • Patent number: 8087200
    Abstract: A fishing lure weight includes a weight body, a hook tip opening extending through the weight body and a barb notch extending through the weight body and communicating with the hook tip opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Jimmy A. Ferriss
  • Patent number: 8079173
    Abstract: A fishing lure includes a weighted hydrodynamic head, mated artificial bait and pivoting hook. The weighted hydrodynamic head includes an integrally molded, conically-shaped or pyramid-shaped malleable body with a plurality of fins projecting laterally therefrom, a blunt leading edge, a trailing edge, a central passage extending from the leading edge to the trailing edge, and a slot formed in the side of the body and extending into the central passage. The weighted hydrodynamic head is made of a dense material such as lead. The hook is an offset hook including an eyelet, a proximal shank, an offset bend section, a distal shank, a u-shaped bend and a pointed barbed tip. The distal shank and proximal shank are substantially parallel. The eyelet, which projects through the central passage in the leading edge and the distal shank, is aligned with and extends longitudinally from the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Corbitt Ventures, Inc.
    Inventor: Newsome E. Corbitt, III
  • Publication number: 20110214333
    Abstract: A bottom fishing lure having a lure body and a hook. The lure body includes a head portion and tail portion. The tail portion has a hook attached thereto. The hook includes a shank secured to the tail portion of the lure and a hook end. An eyelet is secured to the head portion of the lure and provides a point at which a fishing line can be secured to the lure. A center axis extends along the length of the lure and a plane extends along the center axis. The head portion of the lure contains a substantial mass or weight and is positioned below the plane extending along the center axis. This positions the hook above the bottom of a body of water and prevents the hook from snagging any objects on the bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Clemente Travieso
  • Patent number: 7980020
    Abstract: An artificial fish lure 100 including a lure body 110, an attaching means 130 to attach the lure body 110 with a fishing line, at least one hook 140 disposed on the upper portion of the lure body, a weight 150 disposed with the lower portion of the lure body, a connecting means 160 to connect the hook 140 with the artificial fish lure 100, and a swivel 170 disposed with the upper portion of lure body such that the at least one hook 140 may be attached with the connecting means 160 whereby the hook 140 may freely rotate 360 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventor: Charles Marion Ingram