Patent Number: 6,293,043

Title: Fish strike alarm with fishing rod holder

Abstract: Fish strike alarm and fishing rod holder (10) comprises sleeve (16) for receiving handle (101) of fishing rod (100), housing (20), electrical alarm circuit (60) mounted to housing (20) for sounding an audible alarm when closed, and trigger (40). Trigger (40), adapted to close alarm circuit (60) in response to tension in fishing line (104), is both pivotal between an open position and a closed position and reciprocally slidable between a temporary-alarm setting and a continuous-alarm setting. In the temporary-alarm setting, tension in line (104) causes trigger (40) to move to the closed position, line (104) is released, and trigger (40) returns to the open position. In the continuous-alarm setting, tension in line (104) causes trigger (40) to move to the closed position, the line is released, and trigger (40) remains in the closed position. Support stake (12) supports alarm (10) such that rod (100) is supported in an operable position. The portion of line (104) used to activate trigger (40) is fed back to trigger (40) from first guide (102F) on rod (100) above reel (103).

Inventors: Zwettler; Ernst (Temecula, CA)

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International Classification: A01K 97/12 (20060101); A01K 097/12 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018