US 1623429 A
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April 5 1927-. 1,623,429
P. H. MARTINSON FLY BO0K Filed March 31, 1925 Patented Apr. 5, 1927.
PATENT FLY BOOK.
Application flled March 31, 1925. Serial No. 19,712.
This invention relates to improvements in fly-books, and has for an important object thereof the construction of a fly-book in which provision is made for the reception of all of the small parts of the'tackle employed in fly-fishing.
A further and more important ob'ect of the invention is to provide a fly-book aving pockets for receiving lines and the like, the.
outer surface of the pockets bein of soft woolly material in which the bar s' of the fly-hooks can be embedded for storage and are readily removable.
A further object of the invention is to provide means whereby the gut leaders employed in fly-fishing may be coiled for storage, the mounting being such that the leader is removable without uncoiling the same, thereby permitting the leader to be soaked before such uncoiling as it should be.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which is readily and cheapl produced and which accordingly can be p aced upon the market at a relatively low cost.
These and other objects I attain by the construction shown in the accompanying drawings, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of my invention and wherein Figure 1 is a perspective view of a tacklebook, constructed in accordance with my invention, in the open position;
Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view therethrough in the open position;
Figure 3 is a perspective view of the tackle-book closed.
Referring now more particularly to the drawings, the numeral 10 indicates a back ing sheet preferably formed of soft leather or similar material. Secured to one face of the backing sheet and extending transversely thereof are pocket forming strips 11, 12 and 13, each of which is secured to the backing strip 10 by stitching 14 securing its end edges and one side edge to the backing strip. The strips 11 and 12 are ar ranged next adjacent one another, the strip 11 being at one end edge of the backing strip and having its attached side edge 00- inciding with such end ed e. The strip 12 has that side edge attache which lies next adjacent the strip 11, and the strip 13 has that side edge attached which lies next adjacent the strip 12.
The strips 11 and 12 are preferably formed of clipped sheepskin having the woolly side thereof arranged outermost. In any event, the material of the strip will have upon 1ts outer surface a woolly covering 15 in which the barbs of fly-hooks 16 may be engaged. The transverse width of the backing strip, and accordingly the length of the strips 11 and 12, is slightly greater than the length of the snells 17 applied to these hooks, so that these snells may be straight when the hooks are in position as shown. At least one of the pockets 11 and 12, formed between the strips 11 and 12 and the backing sheet 10, has a snap fastening engagement, as at 18, with the backing sheet so that the pocket may be secured in closed posltlon. The sheet 13 is further secured to the backing sheet by a row of stitching 19 extending transversely of the strip 13 at the approximate center thereof. Secured to the strip 13 and backing sheet is the male member 20 of a snap fastener, this being located at approximately the longitudinal center of the strip 13. A disk 21 is provided, the inner face of which is rovided with a layer of the woolly material, as indicated at 22, and the outer face of which is preferably reinforced by a disk 23 of the material from which the backing sheet 10 is formed, this being secured to the disk 21 by stitching 24. The center of this arrangement is provided with the female member 25 of the snap fastener so that this disk may be detachably engaged in the book with its inner woolly face opposing the outer face of the strip 13. The line of stitching 19 divides the space between the strip 13 and backing sheet 10 into a pair of small pockets 26. The unattached edge of the strip 13 is preferably spaced considerably from the adjacent edge of the backin strip 10 to thereby provide a flap 27 In olding the book, the strip 11 is folded against the face of the strip 12, then the book again folded and the flap 27 secured to the body of the sheet 10 by snap fasteners 28.
In use the soft woolly material prevents any rasping action upon the snells 17 of the hooks 16 and further affords an excellent material for securing the hooks in position within the book. Leaders may be coiled about beneath the disk 21 and by their friction against the woolly surface will be held in position. When it is desired to remove the leaders, it is simply necessary to disengage the sections of the snap fastener when the coil leaders may be removed and soaked be f ore 'any attempt is made; to strai hten them. It will, of course, be understo the pockets 11', 12 and 26 will receive the remaining small portions of the tackle.
,1. In a'fly-book comprising fol'lable backing sheet, a plurality of strips of material of the same width as t e backing sheet secured to said backing-sheet and extending transversely thereof upon one side of the backing sheet, said strips of material being secured to the backing sheet at their ends and one side to thereby combine with the backin sheet to produce pockets, the outer faces 0% said strips of material being provided with a layer of fibrous material forthe reception of barbs of hooks,
a transversely a pair .of sai'd layers opposing their fibrousfaces dnring'folding of the backing sheet. 2. A. hook-book comprising a flexible folding backing sheet an of clip ed sheepskin extending transverse y of the acking strip andeach secured thereto at their ends and along one side, the woolly faces of two strips opposing in the folded position of the backing strip.
3. In a hook-book, a backing strip and'a disk detachably secured to the backing strap at its center, the surface of the disk next a j acent the backing strip being provided with a woolly covering.
a plurality of stri s In testimony whereof I hereunto aifix'my signature.
- P. HILBERT MARTINSON.