Bowfishing reel

  • US 9,383,160 B1
  • Filed: 01/15/2014
  • Issued: 07/05/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/15/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A bowfishing reel mountable on an archery bow for use with a fishing line, the bowfishing reel comprising:

  • an outer cover defining a front opening through which fishing line travels;

    an internal mechanism positioned within and surrounded by the outer cover;

    a spool positioned within and surrounded by the outer cover, wherein the fishing line is configured to be wound around the spool;

    a pull handle extending through the outer cover and engaging the internal mechanism;

    wherein the internal mechanism and the pull handle are linearly movable between a forward line-release position and a rearward line-retrieval position, and are biased to be positioned at the line-release position;

    wherein the pull handle is configured to be pulled rearward against the biasing force to move the internal mechanism rearward from the line-release position to the line-retrieval position, and wherein release of the pull handle allows the internal mechanism to automatically return to the line-release position.

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