Flexible fishing lure tails and appendages

  • US 6,857,220 B2
  • Filed: 06/18/2002
  • Issued: 02/22/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/21/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A fishing lure comprising:

  • a lure body;

    a flexible tail neck extending from said lure body;

    a flexible forked tail portion extending from said flexible tail neck, said flexible forked tail portion having opposite, substantially symmetrical side surface and opposite, substantially symmetrical tail edges, said forked tail portion further comprising an upper fork extension, a lower fork extension and a central portion therebetween, said upper fork extension and said lower fork extension diverging from said central portion wherein said lure body and said forked tail portion each taper toward said tail neck, respectively, from a front and a rear of said tail neck; and

    a single rounded, solid, continuous and unbroken shoulder provided in each of said side surfaces of said flexible forked tail portion, said single rounded, solid, continuous and unbroken shoulder extending from said flexible tail neck to said tail edges of said flexible forked tail portion, and said single, rounded, solid, continuous and unbroken shoulder extending outwardly transverse to a longitudinal axis of said fishing lure from said upper fork extension, and downwardly and forwardly to said central portion, and then downwardly and rearwardly to the lower fork extension from said central portion on each of said side surfaces, said single shoulder having a convex shape throughout its entirety and said flexible forked tail portion being free of any grooves or pockets extending into said forked tail portion in a rearward direction along the axis of the fishing lure, for imparting vibration and a simulated swimming action to said flexible forked tail portion and said lure body responsive to retrieval of said fishing lure through a body of water.

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