As a consequence of the foregoing situation, there has existed a longstanding need for a new and improved fishing lure organizer and the provision of such a construction is a stated objective of the present invention.
Briefly stated, the present invention provides a fishing lure organizer that includes two panels pivotally connected by a living hinge. Each of the panels includes a planar base and a number of compartments that define a corrugated outer surface. The corrugated surfaces matingly engage when the panels are moved to a closed position. Fishing lures can be separately stored in each of the compartments out of contact with other lures stored in the organizer. The base and compartments of each panel are formed of transparent material so that each of the lures can be readily identified. When the panels are moved to the open position, the desired lure can be easily removed for use.
FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing the fishing lure organizer of the present invention in the open position, with stored fishing lures illustrated in dashed lines;
As can be seen by reference to the drawings, and in particular to FIG. 1, the fishing lure organizer that forms the basis of the present invention is designated generally by the reference number 10. The organizer 10 includes a first panel 20 and a second panel 30 pivotally joined by a living hinge section 40. The first panel 20 comprises a planar base 22 and a number of open ended compartments 24 that define a corrugated outer surface 26. The second panel 30 also comprises a planar base 32 with compartments 34 defining a corrugated outer surface 36. The compartments 24 and 34 are off set with respect to each other so that they mesh or matingly engage when the panels 20 and 30 are moved to the closed position shown in FIGS. 2 and 3. A zippered closure 50 acts to selectively secure the first and second panels 20 and 30 in the closed position.