Holder For Snelled Hook Under Tension Patents (Class 43/57.2)
  • Patent number: 10717626
    Abstract: The reel which can mount substantial amounts of information for identifying the type of a wire wound thereon without increasing the hub size. The reel includes a hub that includes a winding part, a pair of flanges that face each other with the winding part interposed therebetween, first information display portions that are disposed on a first circumference about a shaft center of the hub of at least a surface of the flange, and a second information display portion that is disposed on a second circumference having a smaller diameter than that of the first circumference. The second information display portion is disposed in a region surrounded, in a circumferential direction, by both inner ends of the adjacent first information display portions and the shaft center of the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akira Kasahara
  • Patent number: 10172339
    Abstract: The disclosed device is a fish hook and leader line holder for use when fishing. A cross member includes penetrations for fishing hooks, allowing the associated leader lines to hang. A vertical member supports the cross member and interfaces with a fishing pole holder. An optional stabilization member affixes to the leader lines to ensure separation is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Kevin Webb
  • Patent number: 10004216
    Abstract: This includes a fly-box to organize flys and multi-fly rigs. It can hold a tandem rig with two or more fishhooks using a fishing line-winder to wind the tandem rig while the fishhooks remain attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventors: Brandon Fisser, Zachary Hampton
  • Patent number: 9913463
    Abstract: A method for forming a fishing-hook-retention system is disclosed. The method may include molding a sheet of silicone rubber to include at least one indentation. The at least one indentation may extend at least partially through a thickness of the sheet of silicone rubber. After the molding, at least one slit may be cut into the sheet of silicone rubber. The at least one slit may have one end terminating in the at least one indentation. Thereafter, the sheet of silicone rubber may be used to retain and storing one or more fishing hooks. This may be accomplished by placing at least a portion of a fishing hook within the at least one slit. The sheet silicone rubber may therefore grip the fishing hook and prevent it from falling out of the at least one slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Tacky Fishing LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth I. Aston, Timothy G. Jenkins, Eric E. Aston
  • Patent number: 9883665
    Abstract: A phosphorescent fishing lure energizing storage device for exposing phosphorescent fishing lures to light while is stored such that the phosphorescent fishing lures are energized and fluoresce while is used after removal from the storage device includes a container defining an interior space. A lid is coupled to the container. The lid is positionable to cover the interior space. A holder is positioned in the interior space and configured for holding at least one phosphorescent fishing lure having a body charged by exposure to light. A light source is coupled to the lid such that the light source illuminates the interior space wherein the light source is configured for energizing the body of the phosphorescent fishing lure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: Danny A. Heaton
  • Patent number: 9713324
    Abstract: A storage apparatus for receiving fishing articles and the like comprises first and second layers. One layer is adapted to receive articles such as hooks and a second layer is provided as a protective and waterproofing layer. Securing members are provided to secure the device in at least a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventor: Tyler Stuart
  • Patent number: 9468201
    Abstract: A case having a hinged top side spaced apart from a bottom side, a front side spaced apart from a back side, a left side spaced apart from a right side, a plurality of equally spaced apart vertical dividers disposed between the front side and the back side, a plurality of equally spaced apart horizontal dividers disposed between the left side and the right side, a plurality of equally sized compartments formed within the case by the vertical dividers and the horizontal dividers, and a plurality of identical spools, each spool rotatably housed within each compartment, respectively, such that various fishing tackle items are wound around each spool for organized, unentangled storage and retrieval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventor: Brian L. McGuire
  • Patent number: 9351531
    Abstract: A reflective head covering assembly increases visibility of a wearer in low-lighted environments. The assembly includes a head covering having a crown and a brim. The brim is coupled to and extends outwardly from a bottom edge of the crown. A strip has a reflective outwardly facing surface. An annular band is coupled to and extends around the crown. The strip is coupled to the band such that the outwardly facing surface faces away from the crown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: Ed Bennett
  • Patent number: 9247723
    Abstract: This includes a system to organizing a fly-box. It can hold a tandem rig with two or more fishhooks using a fishing line-winder to wind the tandem rig while the fishhooks remain attached. Then, it anchors the line-winder and fishhooks to the fly-box, thereby, allowing organization of tandem rigs within the fly-box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventors: Brandon Fisser, Zachary Hampton
  • Patent number: 8943740
    Abstract: A holder for storing fish hooks and leaders with the leader in a non-tensioned mode generally comprises a body and a circumferential sleeve sliding on the body. The body includes a plurality of parallel, circumferential grooves including a narrow outer opening for free passage of the leader; and a wider inner portion for retaining the midsection of the leader. A hook and leader may reside in each groove by engaging the hook with the body and by wrapping the hook's leader around the web in the groove by passing the leader through the narrow outer opening so as to reside in the wider inner width of the groove. The sleeve is slidingly attached to said body so as to selectively uncover the grooves for storage or retrieval of a hook and leader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Marvin E. Rathje, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130326932
    Abstract: Disclosed is, among other things, a fishing leader line holder which may allow for safe and convenient storage of leader lines with hooks. The fishing leader line holder may include adjustable line wraps and hook-holders to accommodate fishing leader lines of different length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Jong Lee
  • Patent number: 8522474
    Abstract: A fishing leader holding includes a cylinder that is positioned between and is attached to a first lateral wall and a second lateral wall. Each of the first and second lateral walls has a perimeter edge extending outwardly from the cylinder to define a spool. A catch is attached to the perimeter edge of one of the first or second lateral walls. The catch is configured to engage a hoop of a fishing leader when a fishing leader is extended along the cylinder. A hold is attached to the perimeter edge of one of the first or second lateral walls. A tether is configured to engage a hook of the fishing leader. The tether is releasably engageable with the hold. The cylinder is configured to receive the fishing leader such that the fishing leader extends around the cylinder and is retained on the cylinder with the hold and the catch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: John Magnuson
  • Publication number: 20130145678
    Abstract: An apparatus for carrying or transport fishing leaders, with the idea of protecting fishermen from injuries while handling or transporting fishing leaders and also avoid the hassle of tangled fishing leaders. The apparatus will enable the fisherman to have handy and readily available fishing leaders, saving precious time while fishing. The apparatus has several sections in its body so as to house leaders of different sizes. The apparatus is basically two PVC pipes partially sliding one within the other, with a spring in its interior so as to keep the leaders always stretched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: Hugo Bosch, Osvaldo Aguilar
  • Patent number: 8205376
    Abstract: A system for carrying and changing pre-rigged fish hooks comprising a fish hook carrying device including a flexible support structure having a hook retainer end and line retainer end. The hook retainer end includes a fish hook retainer and the line retainer end includes a plurality of sleeves. Each separate sleeve is for accepting a weight attached to the line of a different pre-rigged fish hook. Each separate weight provides a constant downward straightening force on the line to which it is attached when the carrying device is flexed by a fisherman. The system may further include pairs of indicia, one on the hook retainer and one on a corresponding sleeve, to aid a visually impaired fisherman to keep the line of each pre-rigged fish hook untangled along the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Hughes
  • Publication number: 20100269401
    Abstract: A malleable framework that receives an individual fishing leader of any length pre-tied to any type of hook or lure and weight is disclosed. The fishing leader is wrapped on the framework, and the assembly is twisted and rolled suitable for individual storage in a standard tackle box slot, together with hook or lure and weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: Joseph R. Spransy
  • Patent number: 7627980
    Abstract: A snell holding and storing device comprises an inner holder portion and an outer holder portion. The inner holder portion includes a snell holder that extends downwardly and into the outer holder portion when the inner portion and the outer portion are attached to one another. Preferably, the outer holder portion is comprised of a material that allows the user to visualize the contents of the device. The snell holder provides a plurality of transversely-disposed and circumferentially-cut slots for retention of a snell within such slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Inventor: Michael J. Rathsack
  • Patent number: 7566022
    Abstract: A fly tying apparatus includes a base abutting a support surface and a stanchion attached to and extending upwardly from the base. A rotational assembly is rotatably mounted on the stanchion. A fly gripping assembly is mounted to the rotational assembly. The fly gripping assembly includes a jaw mount attached to the rotational assembly. The jaw mount includes a mounting collar. A jaw assembly is mounted to the jaw mount. The jaw assembly engages a bend of a fish hook. The jaw assembly is slidably mounted in the mounting collar. The jaw assembly comprises a pair of jaws, a first adjustment assembly configured to selectively angle the jaws with respect to each other, and a second adjustment assembly configured to selectively alter a distance between the jaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Inventors: Brad L. McKinley, Bruce N. Haugh
  • Publication number: 20090119974
    Abstract: The disclosed device is an improved fishing line organizer that, among other features, provides a frame to wrap multiple and varying fishing lines and terminal tackle around for storage reducing tangling, preventing line kinks and maintaining each fishing line available for use. An embodiment of the device provides for construction of the device from a material (or materials) sufficiently buoyant to float when holding multiple fishing lines and terminal tackle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventor: Yvan Rieux
  • Publication number: 20080134566
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fishing hook holder (10). The fishing hook holder (10) comprises a holder part (12) for receiving a hook. The holder past (12) is arranged so that a hook can at least partially straddle it. The fishing hook holder (10) can be stored in a receptacle (30). The fishing hook holder (10) can be either removable from the receptacle (30) or fixed thereto. The fishing hook holder (10) and the receptacle (30) can both float.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Benjamin Greaves, Matthew Allen
  • Patent number: 7318296
    Abstract: A tray of such dimensioning to receive a deep sea fishing lure, with side surfaces including a plurality of spaced-apart nibs to receive the length of its included leader in securing the lure in a tight, compact arrangement+.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Inventor: James W. Thal
  • Patent number: 7299584
    Abstract: The invention is a tackle container that incorporates interchangeable inserts. The inserts secure different kinds of fishing lures and baits. For example, the inserts hold segmented lures within notched upright posts. In this regard, the inserts may be suitably structured to hold spinner bait lures, buzz bait lures, or other fishing lures with segmented bodies. Moreover, the inserts are interchangeable to facilitate a wider variety of uses for the tackle container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Caraustar Industrial and Consumer Products Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald D. Hoover
  • Patent number: 7284349
    Abstract: A device for storing fish hooks which have lengths of leader attached in an orderly fashion. A thin, generally rectangular piece of plastic has two rows of posts, one extending axially outwardly in alignment with each lateral face. The two rows of posts are laterally offset from one another to facilitate attachment and removal of a loop in the distal end of the leader. A layer of elastomeric material coats at least ? of each face at the opposite end of the body. The hook which is tied to the proximate end of the leader is embedded in the elastomeric layer to maintain the fish hooks in an ordered array. A second embodiment includes an integral storage compartment for lead shot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Inventor: John Sala
  • Patent number: 7159356
    Abstract: The instant invention is a fishing rig storage device that maintains multiple hooks in a secure storage position until use. The storage device consists of a containment vessel that houses six individual storage boxes during shipping. Each storage box has a cavity housing a foam insert and a hinged top allowing individual sealing of the six boxes. The individual storage boxes are used to store the unused hook. In an alternative embodiment the containment vessel can also be used to hold the storage box and hook in instances of high rod movements. The containment vessel includes aperture that allows the containment vessel and storage housings to remove any pressure from the fishing line during storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Inventor: Mike Westcott
  • Patent number: 7043872
    Abstract: A storage unit for holding a sabiki fishing rig includes a hollow inner tube having an outer diameter, a first inner end and a second inner end. The hollow outer tube has an inner diameter at least as large as the outer diameter of the inner tube, a first outer end, and a second outer end. A flared funnel, having a first funnel end and a second funnel end, is connected to the first inner end at the second funnel end, the first funnel end defining scalloped notches and a receiving space tapering inward for receiving the sabiki rig. A bottom collar has a recessed cross-member for holding at least a part of the sabiki rig, the bottom collar being attached to the second outer end of the outer tube. A locking collar slidably connects the inner tube to the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Inventor: Raymond Townsend Cheek, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6962020
    Abstract: A fishing leader holder which allows fishermen and fisherwomen to carry leaders of various lengths without the threat of the leaders becoming bent or being caught on other objects. The fishing leader holder (1) is comprised of a holder (1) and two ends (2) and (3) that receive fishing hooks (8). The holder (1), preferably made of PVC pipe, is hollow, cylindrically-shaped and has cut out windows (5) for the acceptance of leaders (9). The holder (1) has a first frayed end (2) and a second corked end (3). Optional holes (6), which also hold fishing hooks (8), may be included on the holder (1), as well as an optional cap (10) which would prevent the hooks (8) from falling out of the slots (4) on the frayed end (2). Because the leaders (9) are stored within the device rather than outside the device, the user need not be concerned with the leaders (9) becoming caught on external objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Inventor: Fernando Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20040074137
    Abstract: A hanger for storing fishing leaders includes a flexible member movable from an equilibrium configuration to flexed condition. A plurality of support members are secured along the member to support one or more looped sections of fishing line and to engage the hook of a stored leader. A fishing leader may be stored by securing the first end of the leader to the flexible member, looping the fishing line around one or more support members and securing the fishing hook over one of the support members while the flexible member is manually held in a flexed condition. Movement of the flexible member back toward its equilibrium configuration when the flexible member is released tensions the fishing line so that the stored fishing leader is taut. The leader hanger can be releasably retained in a storage box that can be selectively configured by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Applicant: ZAG Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Ronny Levy
  • Patent number: 6694668
    Abstract: A storage device for fishing lures comprising a rigid spool, having a hollow interior, and a hollow lure storage element extending across the hollow interior is described. The spool has an outer surface defining an annular channel comprising a floor and two side walls extending from said floor for receiving a leader line of a fishing lure. Each of the ends of the storage element intersect with the floor of the channel to define openings in the floor of the channel. In one embodiment, at least a portion of at least one of the openings is curved to reduce the possibility for “kinking” the leader line. At least one of said walls contains a plurality of slots that will receive the end of the leader line as will also be explained below. A small aperture located on the floor adjacent to at least one of the openings receives the lead hook of a fishing lure. A tab having a hole extends from the periphery of one of said walls to permit hanging of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Inventor: Henry C. Barnett, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6481150
    Abstract: The snell holder has a foundation structure on which a snell-receiving body is mounted. The foundation structure has a support shaft and an anchor solely at one end for mounting it to another object. The snell-receiving body is elongated and compressible and puncturable and at least modestly resilient. It has a central axis about which it is rotatable. The support shaft projects into one end of the snell-receiving body at the axis of the body. The opposite end of the body has an eccentric handle. Spaced catches on the body allow attachment of the non-hook end of a snell to the body so that, upon rotation of the body by the eccentric handle, the snell can be wound around the body and the hook then pressed into the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Inventor: Gerald A. Mahowald
  • Patent number: 6219958
    Abstract: A leader line, hook and lure storage device comprising a unitary and homogenous geometrically shaped elastomeric spooling structure having formed therein a plurality of perimeter recesses each having located therein a peg which is anchored to the unitary and homogenous geometrically shaped elastomeric structure without a requirement for additional peg support. The anchoring provides the primary support for the peg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Inventor: Gerard P. Eberts