The integral fishing lure attachments 6 and 25 may be injection molded from soft, pliable, resilient, life-like feeling plastics, such as plastisol formulations using polyvinyl chloride plasticized with esters of phathalate. Hubs 7 and 26 made from these plastics can stretch to receive, and then grip to hold, the portions of the lures to which they are attached. The fisherman can adjust and change to effect of the attachments 6 and 25 on his lures by sliding or rotating the attachments along the lures. Either the flat sides 13 and 31 or the round sides 14 and 32 of the rotors may face in the direction in which the lures are retrieved. The rotors for most of their length may move back and forth in essentially all directions as the lures are retrieved, and the rotors will slow the speed at which lures may be retrieved or fall in water. The pliability of the rotors 12 and 30 will enable strong forces to bend the rotors out of their perpendicular planes, but the inherent memory and resilience of the plastic will urge the rotors back toward or to their perpendicular planes in their areas 17 and 34 of attachment to the hubs.
This invention relates generally to sporting goods and outdoor activity apparatus, and more specificially to an improved fishing lure attachment.
Fishing lure ring attachment
Category: Sports and Recreation > Outdoors
Asked by: vanderweken-ga
List Price: $50.00
22 Mar 2006 10:50 PST
Expires: 21 Apr 2006 11:50 PDT
Question ID: 710617
The fishing lure attachment of this invention provides a fish-attracting device that mimics the look of a school of minnows or other bait fish to a predator fish, and is releasably securable to a standard fishing line above a common hook, live bait, or artificial lure. The inventive device comprises a semirigid central segment portion of steel leader or similar material attachable at its upper end to the terminus of the fishing line to be used, and at its lower end to the hook, baited hook, or artificial lure. This central segment portion includes a plurality of spaced, independent spinner members along its length, so that when the central segment portion is pulled straight, the spinner members define a generally colinear series of light-reflecting surfaces, designed to spin around the central segment portion without tangling. At least one pair of co-planar, opposed arm portions, composed of stainless steel wire, piano wire, or similarly rigid yet flexible material, project from this central segment portion at or near its upper end, and each of these opposed arm portions carries an independent spinner member at its respective end remote from the central segment portion, and thereby offset from the colinear series of spinners. Thus, these spinner members collectively define a planar body of spaced, light-reflecting surfaces, generally wider at the upper (leading) end than the lower (trailing) end, ahead of a trailing hook or lure.
No keel or other weight is needed to make the fishing lure attachment track properly through the water. In addition, the relative rigidity of the wire used, and especially the stainless steel wire (or its equivalent) used for the opposed arm portions, prevents the device from becoming tangled upon itself in use.