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March 22, 1938.‘ A. D. STODDARD 2,112,180 ARTIFICIAL FLY Filed Oct. 4, 1935 Invenloi .(1. ,E $7ada7a7d I I’ Bygguw‘ A ilorney I Patented Mar. 22, 1938 2,112,180 ‘ta-ms staresamass ‘Parent ARTIFICIAL FLY ’ , Alexander B. Stoddard, Phiiipsburg, Mont. ‘ Application October 4, 1935, Serial No. 43,589 I 1 Claim. (Cl. 43-418) My invention relates generally to arti?cialv tapering portion 6 .of the body 5, while the eye ?ies particularized for use by trout ?shermen and ' 9 of the hook is downwardly bent as indicated particularly to arti?cial ?ies of the ?oating type, ~ in Figure 6 so as to depend from the front ?at end and an important object of. the invention is to ‘i 0.02 the ?oatingbody 5, as clearly shown in Fig provide efficient yet inexpensive arti?cial files of the character indicated. ' ' Another important object of my invention is‘ to provide for the manufacture of arti?cial ?ies of the character indicated from materials not 10 heretofore assembled in similar relationship, whereby the structure is simpli?ed and the man ufacturing steps reduced in number and ex pensiveness. Another important object of my invention is to 15 provide arti?cial ?ies of the character indicated and processes of manufacturing the same which 20 25 30 10 ure . ' In accordance with the present invention silk thread or the equivalent is accurately wound around and about several longitudinally spaced points of the body 5>to produce a simulation in shape of the body of a‘ ?y or other similar insect. 10 The body_5 being readily compressible, is easily deformed by tightly winding the thread or the equivalent to produce the thread formed indenta tions ll, l2, I3, l4, and; i5, or a greater or a less number of such indentations. It is obvious that 15 the material of the body 5 bulges~ between the involve the use of new and simple material and thread formed indentations in a curved manner. contemplate the utilization of commercially avail In the embodiment shown in Figures 1 and 2 able hooks. . the closed wings 'I 6, of which there are two clearly’ Other important objects of my invention will indicated in Figure 2, and the legs I‘! may be of be apparent from a reading of the following de different materials such as squirrel tail, badger scription in connection with the drawing, where bristles, or other hair. When the “wings” and in for purposes of illustration I have shown pre “legs” are wet and in the water they are trans ferred. embodiments. ‘ parent or semi-transparent under all conditions, In the drawing:— ' . , _ ' and while the “?y” is ?oating on the water. Figure 1 is a side elevatlonal view of one em The wings it are, formed by a bunch of the hairs bodiment of the invention. described which are fastened by suitable pieces of Figure 2 is a top plan view of Figure 1. cement l8 to the forward part of the body 5 just Figure 3 is a side elevational view of another back of the thread deformation II which de?nes embodiment of the invention. the head l9 and at the upper part of the sides 30 Figure 4 is a top plan view of Figure 3. thereof as clearly shown, so that the wings stream Figure 5 is a perspective view of the cork body behind and extend backof the rear end of the before deformation thereof. _ body 5. A similar method of attaching the "legs" Figure 6 is a longitudinal‘ sectional view through II by means of a blob of cement 20 also obtains. the undeformed cork body showing the applica- I In the embodiment of the invention shown in tion of a hook thereto. Figures 3 and 4, the “legs" l'la formed of hair Figure 7 is a transverse vertical sectional view gathered at the front end are fastened by a spot taken through Figure 6 approximately on the line of cement 20a to the underside of the forward 'l--‘I, and looking toward the left. 1 part of the body 5, while the laterally extending Referring in detail to the drawing, the nu open wings 2| are produced by passing a bunch of meral 5 generally designates a body of cork, plas tic wood, or balsa wood, or a body composed of any or all of these substances, whereby the body is not only soft and compressible but ?oats easily on the‘ surface of the water. . _ In accordance with the present invention the ?oating body 5 has a ?at tapering upper end portion 6 and has on its underside a longitudinal rearwardly deepening slot ‘I which receives the hook 8 in the manner indicated in Figure 6. The hook 8 is a standard commercially avail able type of hook and its shank portion and a part of the hook portion lying along and within the slot ‘I so that the hook portion and the barb is located downwardly extending} under the rear long hairs transversely of the body 5 and through a slit 22 in the body made in the upper part thereof and extending from the head l9a and into the body 5. It is obvious that the thread windings contract the body 5 around the shank of the hook 8 and lock the same ?rmly and immovably in place. Coloring of the ?ies of the present invention may be secured by applying a base coloring of waterproof ink, and shades and blending further secured by applying color pigments, and then dip ping the body in a color preservative,’ such as col lodion, and the whole secured by the application of suitable varnish. ' 55 2 2,112,180 The “legs” and “wings" and the thread wind ings are all secured by means of a waterproof ce ment, which is commercially obtainable. It is obvious that almost unlimited variety of in color and color combinations representing prac tically every known species of trout _food of the ?y family is available in accordance with the present invention. Although I have shown and described‘ herein 10 preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be de?nitely understood that I do not desire to limit the application‘of the invention thereto, and any change or changes may be made in the mate rials, and in the manner of assembling the same, within the spirit cf the invention andthe scope of the subjoined claim. What is claimed is: In an artificial iiy or fish bait and in combina tion, a body of compressible material having a longitudinal groove in its side increasing in depth toward the rear end of the body, a hook having its shank and the inner portion of its bill dis posed in said slot, said inner portion of the bill being disposed in the deep end portion of the slot 10 and backed by the adjacent portion of the body, and means surrounding and compressing the body. ALEXANDER D. STODDARD.