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Патент USA US3034256

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May 15, 1962
Filed April 19, 1960
United States Patent 0 ”
3,d34,247 '
Patented May 15, 19%2
arcuately curved ?exible rod member 18 and directed
inwardly is a rigid loop element 20 of downwardly ?ar
ing shape, as shown in FIGURE 2, adapted to support
Norman F. Lunsinan, 286 Van Buren Ave.,
St. Paul 3, Minn.
the excess turns 21 of a ?shing line 22 in the manner il
lustrated in FIGURE 2. Thus, the excess turns 21 of the
Filed Apr. 19, 1960, Ser. No. 23,245
line may be wrapped around the loop 20, as shown. The
?shing line 22 extends slidably through a pair of spaced
This invention relates to ?shing apparatus, and more
guide loops 23 and 24 secured ‘to the 'free end portion of
particularly to atdevice adapted to be employed adjacent
the ?exible rod member 18, the end guide loop 24 being
to a hole in the ice for ?shing therethrough and to pro 10 preferably located at the tip of the rod member 18, as
1 Claim. ((11. 43-212)
vide a visual signal responsive to the engagement of a
?sh with a ?shing line attached to the device.
A main object of the invention is to provide a novel
> around the the hole 15 and the ?exible rod 18 is mounted
and improved ice ?shing device which is simple in con
in the socket 16 by engaging the supporting base 17 of
In using the device, the ring member 12 is placed
struction, which is easy to set up for use adjacent to a
the rod in said socket in the manner above described.
hole in the ice for ?shing therethrough, and which'pro
The ?shing line is engaged through the guide loops 23
vides a clearly visible signal responsive to a pull on the
and 241, the excess turns of the line being wrapped‘
around the loop member 20. The ?shing line thus ex
A further object of the invention is to provide an im
tends into the hole 15 in the manner shown in FIGURE
proved ice ?shing device which is relatively inexpensive 20 2. When a ?sh engages the hook 25 attached to the end
to manufacture, which is sturdy in construction, which
of the ?shing line, the ?sh pulls on the line and thus
is easy to take apart for transportation and storage, and
causes the rod element 18 to flex downwardly in the man
which provides a stable and secure support for a ?shing
ner shown in dotted view in FIGURE 2, the pulling ac
line engaged through a hole in the ice and which further
, tion providing a succession of ?exural movements of the
more provides an unmistakable visual signal responsive
rod elements 18, which provides a visual signal that a
?shing line associated with the device.
to a pull on the ?shing line.
Further objects and advantages of the invention will
become apparent from the following description and
claim and from the accompanying drawings, wherein:
?sh has become engaged with the hook 25.
While a speci?c embodiment of an improved ice ?sh
ing device has been disclosed in the foregoing descrip
tion, it will be understood that various modi?cations with
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view showing an improved 30 in the spirit of the invention may occur to those skilled
device according to the present invention shown set up
in the art. Therefore, it is intended that no limitations
for use.
be placed on the invention except as de?ned by the scope
IGURE 2 is an enlarged vertical cross sectional view
of the appended claim.
taken through the portion of the ice on which the device
What is claimed is:
of FIGURE 1 is mounted and illustrating the manner in
An ice ?shing device comprising a substantially circular
which the upstanding ?exible rod element of the device '
rigid ring member of su?icient size to be disposed around
is de?ected downwardly responsive to a pull exerted on
_ a hole in the ice, a plurality of spaced depending
the associated ?shing line.
sharpened anchoring pins rigidly secured to said ring
on the line 3—3
taken on the line
a horizontal cross sectional view taken
member, an upwardly and outwardly inclined sleeve-like
40 socket member rigidly secured to said ring member, a
of FIGURE 2.
an enlarged cross sectional detail view
?exible ‘generally semi-circular ?shing line supporting
4-4 of FIGURE 3.
' rod, a cylindrical base portion on one end of said support- a
Referring to the drawings, the ice ?shing device is
ing rod slidably engaged in said socket member, where
designated generally at 11 and comprises a rigid circular
by to support the rod in an upstanding position extend
ring member 12 of suitable rod material, the ring 12 be 45 ing over the ring member, a rigid loop element of down- '
ing provided with the spaced depending sharpened anchor
wardly ?aring shape rigidly secured to the intermediate
pins 13 adapted to be engaged in the surface of the ice
portion of the supporting rod and directed inwardly, a
14: around an ice ?shing hole 15 to prevent the ring mem
pair of spaced inwardly directed guide loops on the rod
ber 12 from shifting from its desired position.
adjacent its free end, and a ?shing line wound on said
Rigidly secured to the ring member 12 is an upwardly 50 rigid loop element and engaged through said guide loops,
and outwardly inclined sleeve-like rigid socket 16 in which
the free end of the rod being located substantially over
is received the supporting base portion 17 of a ?exible,
the center of the rigid ring member.
arcuate, generally semi-circular ?shing line-supporting rod
. 18 which may be thus positioned in overlying relationship
to the ring member 12.
The enlarged supporting base member 17 is of elon
gated shape and is generally cylindrical, so as to slidably
engage in the socket 16, and to be readily removable
therefrom when it is desired to disassemble the device for
transportation or storage.
Rigidly secured to the intermediate portion of the
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
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Dahlgren .'. ____________ _._ Feb. 9, 1960
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