Patent Number: 6,170,189

Title: Sporting apparatus suited for fishing and hunting

Abstract: A fishing reel holder that is suited for fishing generally and is particularly well suited for ice fishing includes a planar supporting base and a reel-supporting arm. The reel-supporting arm includes an attached end and a free end. At least one receptacle is provided on the base for holding the attached end of the reel-supporting arm. An arm holder extends upwardly from the base for contacting an intermediate portion of the arm to support the arm at an oblique angle with respect to the base. A reel for holding fishing line is rotatably supported on the free end of the arm. By raising or lowering of the arm holder, the angle between the reel-supporting arm and the base can be changed. In one form, the reel is operatively associated with a mechanical or electrical alarm. A removable seat cushion is attached to the top of the base when the base is supported on an object such as a pail. Within the base below the cushion is a tackle box for holding fishing lures and other articles. The base also has sockets for supporting a holster for a conventional fishing rod and reel or a yoke for supporting a firearm used in hunting or trap shooting.

Inventors: Klein; Darrel J (Breckenridge, MN)


International Classification: A01K 97/06 (20060101); A01K 97/00 (20060101); A01K 97/10 (20060101); A01K 97/01 (20060101); A01K 097/12 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2013