Dual position fishing rod holder

  • US 6,487,813 B2
  • Filed: 04/05/2001
  • Issued: 12/03/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/08/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A fishing rod holder for supporting a fishing rod in a plurality of fishing positions comprising:

  • a generally U-shaped front support fork having first and second upwardly directed arms forming a rod cradle;

    a first and a second shaft extending downwardly and rearwardly from said first and second arms respectively, said first shaft merging with a first leg and said second shaft merging with a second leg;

    each of said first and second legs having in sequence, a rearwardly extending extension, a first bend at which said first and second legs turn upward, a second bend at which said first and second legs turn rearward, and a third bend at which said first and second legs turn inward, forming a laterally extending extension;

    said laterally extending extensions merging to form a first rod retention member;

    a second rod retention member located below and forwardly of said first rod retention member, said second rod retention member being connected to and extending between said first and second legs, whereby, a fishing rod may be supported by said rod holder in a first substantially horizontal position in which said fishing rod is supported on a first side by said first rod retention member and on a second side by said front support fork and in a second elevated position in which said fishing rod is supported on said first side by said second rod retention member and on said second side by said front support fork.

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