Snag-resistant fishing lure and methods of making and using

  • US 9,253,967 B2
  • Filed: 04/19/2010
  • Issued: 02/09/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/25/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A fishing lure comprising:

  • a hook, the hook including a shank having a first width;

    a jig body having a second width, a forward portion, and a longitudinal axis, the body secured around and encircling the shank, the first and second widths extending perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the jig body and the second width being greater than the first width;

    a curved wire extending from the forward portion of the body; and

    a blade having a first edge located proximate the forward portion of the body and defining therethrough a mounting hole proximate the first edge, the positioning of a portion of the curved wire through the mounting hole attaching the blade to the body;

    wherein, as the lure is pulled through the water, a majority of the blade is oriented above the body and the lure exhibits a vibrating action as the blade is moved from side to side, the movement of the blade being limited by the first edge striking one of at the body or at another portion of the curved wire opposite the portion of the curved wire positioned through the mounting hole.

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