WO1991009518A1 - Fishing rod and/or attachement for a fishing rod - Google Patents

Fishing rod and/or attachement for a fishing rod

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Publication number
WO1991009518A1
WO1991009518A1 PCT/GB1991/000016 GB9100016W WO1991009518A1 WO 1991009518 A1 WO1991009518 A1 WO 1991009518A1 GB 9100016 W GB9100016 W GB 9100016W WO 1991009518 A1 WO1991009518 A1 WO 1991009518A1
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Prior art keywords
tubular portion
fishing rod
butt
flange
longitudinal
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PCT/GB1991/000016
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French (fr)
Inventor
Austin Howard Ashman
Original Assignee
Ashman Austin H
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A01AGRICULTURE; FORESTRY; ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; HUNTING; TRAPPING; FISHING
    • A01KANIMAL HUSBANDRY; CARE OF BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS; FISHING; REARING OR BREEDING ANIMALS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NEW BREEDS OF ANIMALS
    • A01K87/00Rods
    • A01K87/08Handgrips

Abstract

In a fishing rod the butt includes a generally tubular portion (10) with a longitudinal flange (12) extending substantially radially therefrom, said flange (12) having a curvature about an axis substantially parallel to the axis of said tubular portion (10) the tubular portion (10) having a substantially greater length than diameter and the flange (12) having a substantially greater longitudinal than transverse dimension, whereby, in use of the fishing rod, the flange (12) engages the forearm of the angler. Preferably, the tubular portion (10) and flange (12) form an attachment that can be fitted to the butt of an existing fishing rod.

Description

FISHING ROD AND/OR A.ΩRCHMENT FOR A FISHING ROD

This invention relates to a fishing rod and/or an attachment that can be fitted to the butt of a fishing rod in order to support the forearm of the angler.

According to the invention the butt of a fishing rod includes a generally tubular portion with a flange extending substantially radially, therefrom, said flange having a curvature about an axis substantially parallel to the axis of said tubular portion.

The tubular portion may be formed as an integral part of a single piece butt of the fishing rod or for ease of fabrication may comprise one section of a multipiece butt. Preferably, however, it is formed as a separate attachment to be fitted to the butt of an existing fishing rod.

When formed as a separate attachment, the tubular portion may be a push fit over the butt of the fishing rod but preferably it is provided with means for allowing it to be tightly clamped to the butt. The tubular portion, for example, may have a longitudinal slot and be provided with means, such as pinch bolts or the like, to close the slot to tighten the tubular portion around the butt.

Preferably, the tubular portion has longitudinal score lines on one, and preferably both of its inner and outer surfaces to provide added flexibility and to enable it to fit more closely to fishing rod butts of a range of diameter and also to conform to butts that are not of circular section or are not of constant diameter along their length.

The tubular portion may be lined with resilient material such as rubber or a plastics foam material to prevent the tubular portion from damaging the butt of the fishing rod.

The major advantage of providing a separate attachment is that it allows the angler to fish with either arm since the attachment can be attached to the rod with the flange extending on either side of the butt.

The flange portion provides a rest for the forearm of the angler and will be suitably curved and dimensioned to achieve this aim.

Use of the device Of the invention on a fishing rod provides added control of the rod since it reduces the chance of relative movement between the rod and the arm of the angler, allows a more positive feel and balance and allows a more solid strike and hold on heavy fish because the weight of the fish at the tip of the rod is more controlled because the arm movements of the angler are transmitted to a rod at two spaced apart points, the point where the angler grips the rod with his hand and the point where his forearm rests on the flanged portion of the attachment.

The invention will now be described in greater detail by way of example with reference to the drawings, in which:-

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one form of attachment according to the invention;

Fig. 2 is a section on line 2-2 on Fig. 1

Fig.3 shows the attachment in use;

Fig. 4 is a section of a second form of attachment; and Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a third form of attachment.

Referring to Figs. 1 and 2 the attachment of the invention comprises a generally tubular portion 10 having a longitudinal slot 15. Extending from the edges of slot 15 on each side thereof are flanges 11 that are drilled to receive pinch blots 14 allowing the edges of the slot to be drawn together to adjust the internal diameter of the tubular portion 10 so as to clamp the tubular section to the butt of a fishing rod. As shown in Figs. 1 and 2 an arcuate central portion of the tubular portion 10 has bee removed to allow differential adjustment of the internal dimensions of the tubular portion on tightening of pinch bolts 14 on either side of the segment to accomodate a fishing rod butt that is not of constant dimensions along its length. Tubular portion 10 has a lining 13 of resilient material.

Extending substantially radially of tubular portion 10 is a flange 12 extending the whole length of tubular portion 10. The flange 12 is curved about an axis parallel to the axis of the tubular portion 10 to accomodate the forearm of an angler as shown in Fig.3.

As shown in Fig.4, the tubular portion 10 may be formed with longitudinal some lines or notches 17, preferably on both its inner and outer surfaces, to provide added flexibility of the tubular portion. This also allows the tubular portion 10 to be tightened to different diameters at different points adjacent length without having to provide a cut-out central portion 16 thus making the attachment easier to irsnufacture.

As shown in Fig. 5 the outer surface 18 of the tubular portion lois formed with a plurality of spaced shallow longitudinal grooves 19. On the internal surface 20 of tubular portion l are a plurality of longitudinal ribs 21, the ribs 21 being positioned centrally between adjacent grooves 19.

The attachment may be made of any desired material but is preferably made of aluir nium or an aluminium alloy or a suitable plastics material, especially polypropylene. The attachment may be formed as a continuous extrusion and cut to length and machined as necessary.

Suitable dimensions for the attachment of the invention that allow the attachment to be used with a variety of commercial makes of fishing rod and suit the majority of anglers are

Length of tubular portion 10 and flange 12 90mm

Width of flange 12 50mm

Relaxed internal diameter of tubular portion 10 38mm

Similar dimensions are appropriate when the invention is built into a fishing rod butt.

Claims

CLAMS
1. A fishing rod wherein the butt includes a generally tubular portion with a longitudinal flange extending substantially radially, therefrom, said flange having a curvature about an axis substantially parallel to the axis of said tubular portion the tubular portion having a substantially greater length than diameter and the flange having a substantially greater longitudinal than transverse dimension, whereby, in use of the fishing rod, the flange engages the forearm of the angler.
2. A fishing rod 'according to claim 1, wherein the tubular portion is formed as an integral part of a single piece butt.
3. A fishing rod according to claim 1, wherein the tubular portion comprises one section of a multipiece butt.
4. A fishing rod according to claim 1, wherein the tubular portion forms part of a separate attachment to be fitted to the butt of an existing fishing rod.
5. A fishing rod according to claim 4, wherein the tubular portion is provided with means for allowing it to be tightly clamped to the butt.
6. A fishing rod according to claim 5, wherein the tubular portion has a longitudinal slot and is provided with means, such as pinch bolts or the like, to close the slot to tighten the tubular portion around the butt.
7. A fishing rod according to claim 5 or claim 6, wherein the tubular portion has longitudinal score lines on one, and preferably both, of its inner and outer surfaces.
8. A fishing rod according to claim 5 or claim 6, wherein the tubular portion has a plurality of spaced shallow longitudinal grooves on its outer surface and a plurality of spaced longitudinal ribs on its inner surface.
9. A fishing rod according to anyone of claims 4 to 8, wherein the tubular portion is lined with resilient material to prevent the tubular portion from damaging the butt of the fishing rod.
10. An attachment for a fishing rod comprising a generally tubular portion arranged to be fitted to the butt of the fishing rod, the tubular portion having a longitudinal flange extending generally radially of the rod, said flange having a curvature about an axis substantially parallel to the axis of the tubular portion, whic flange in use, engages with the forearm of an angler.
PCT/GB1991/000016 1990-01-04 1991-01-04 Fishing rod and/or attachement for a fishing rod WO1991009518A1 (en)

Priority Applications (4)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
GB9000141.3 1990-01-04
GB9000141A GB9000141D0 (en) 1990-01-04 1990-01-04 Fishing rod and/or attachment for a fishing rod
GB9021050A GB9021050D0 (en) 1990-09-27 1990-09-27 Fishing rod attachment
GB9021050.1 1990-09-27

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GB9214555A GB9214555D0 (en) 1990-01-04 1992-07-06 Fishing rod and/or attachement for a fishing rod

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US5941012A (en) * 1997-05-09 1999-08-24 Dominguez; Michael J. Power rod extension
US6748691B2 (en) * 2002-03-06 2004-06-15 David A. Doucette Wrist brace for anglers
US7980018B2 (en) * 2007-07-12 2011-07-19 Selfors Robert Handle for fishing rod
FR2981542A1 (en) * 2011-10-20 2013-04-26 Philippe Alain Daniel Guedon Balustrade for fishing rod, has tightening screw, nut, and gun stock and support that are hung with each other by complementary cuttings in shape of dovetail parts, and dovetail connection arranged between gun stock and support

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US2149837A (en) * 1937-08-23 1939-03-07 I F Mcdonnell Fishing rod handle
US2244408A (en) * 1940-03-05 1941-06-03 Lucius M Thompson Fulcrum attachment for fishing rods
US3367056A (en) * 1965-09-21 1968-02-06 Rolly A. Johnson Cradle support extension for short casting rod
US3372509A (en) * 1965-10-19 1968-03-12 Albert J. Arsenault Fishing rod handling device
US3372510A (en) * 1965-08-13 1968-03-12 Albert J. Arsenault Fishing rod handling device
FR1553055A (en) * 1967-11-28 1969-01-10
US4014129A (en) * 1975-03-26 1977-03-29 Theodore Capra Fishing rod stabilizing handle
US4190977A (en) * 1978-02-03 1980-03-04 Casper Robert S Forearm rest for fishing rods

Patent Citations (8)

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2149837A (en) * 1937-08-23 1939-03-07 I F Mcdonnell Fishing rod handle
US2244408A (en) * 1940-03-05 1941-06-03 Lucius M Thompson Fulcrum attachment for fishing rods
US3372510A (en) * 1965-08-13 1968-03-12 Albert J. Arsenault Fishing rod handling device
US3367056A (en) * 1965-09-21 1968-02-06 Rolly A. Johnson Cradle support extension for short casting rod
US3372509A (en) * 1965-10-19 1968-03-12 Albert J. Arsenault Fishing rod handling device
FR1553055A (en) * 1967-11-28 1969-01-10
US4014129A (en) * 1975-03-26 1977-03-29 Theodore Capra Fishing rod stabilizing handle
US4190977A (en) * 1978-02-03 1980-03-04 Casper Robert S Forearm rest for fishing rods

Cited By (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US5941012A (en) * 1997-05-09 1999-08-24 Dominguez; Michael J. Power rod extension
US6748691B2 (en) * 2002-03-06 2004-06-15 David A. Doucette Wrist brace for anglers
US7980018B2 (en) * 2007-07-12 2011-07-19 Selfors Robert Handle for fishing rod
FR2981542A1 (en) * 2011-10-20 2013-04-26 Philippe Alain Daniel Guedon Balustrade for fishing rod, has tightening screw, nut, and gun stock and support that are hung with each other by complementary cuttings in shape of dovetail parts, and dovetail connection arranged between gun stock and support

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