Safety bobber

  • US 7,363,743 B2
  • Filed: 11/30/2004
  • Issued: 04/29/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/03/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A fishing bobber, comprising:

  • a two-piece flotation body having a substantially spherical exterior surface, the first piece of said flotation body being substantially hemispherical and hollow, the second piece of said flotation body being substantially hemispherical with a flattened bottom, said second piece of said flotation body having an open unfilled unenclosed cavity extending directly inwardly from said flattened bottom of said second piece of said flotation body, an upper portion of said second piece of said flotation body opposite the flattened bottom portion includes a flange portion and an outer peripheral tab extending upwardly from said flange, the first piece of said flotation body being directly connected to the flange of said second piece of said flotation body by resting upon said flange and an outer surface of said bottom of said first piece of said flotation body directly engaging an inner surface of said peripheral tab of said second piece of said flotation body; and

    a tube integral with the second piece of said flotation body extending partially into said cavity and said second piece of said flotation body, said tube extending upwardly from said second piece of said flotation body into said first piece of said flotation body and extending entirely through a hole in said upper portion of said first piece of said flotation body, said tube having a lower portion having a first outer diameter, an upper portion having a second outer diameter and a medial portion disposed between the upper and lower portions, the first outer diameter being greater than said second outer diameter and said first outer diameter and said second outer diameter connected directly to each other at said medial portion, said bottom portion of said tube having a first opening, said medial portion of said tube having a second opening and said upper portion of said tube having a third opening, said first opening having a flared portion disposed inside said cavity, said second opening tapering upwardly toward said third opening and said third opening tapering downwardly toward said second opening, said third opening smaller than said first opening and larger than said second opening, said cavity being adapted to receive the curved portion and barbed portion of a fishing hook, said first opening and tube adapted to receive a shank portion of said fishing hook and a fishing sinker, and said tube in said first and second openings adapted to receive a fishing line.

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