|Publication number||US3774335 A|
|Publication date||Nov 27, 1973|
|Filing date||May 17, 1972|
|Priority date||May 17, 1972|
|Publication number||US 3774335 A, US 3774335A, US-A-3774335, US3774335 A, US3774335A|
|Original Assignee||Sisty E|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (5), Referenced by (13), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
United States Patent 1 Nov. 27, 1973 Sisty ARTIFICIAL NYMPH AND FRAME FOR SAME  Inventor: Edwin J. Sisty, 3751 Inca Street,
Denver, Colo. 80211  Filed: May 17, 1972  Appl. No.: 254,089
 U.S. Cl. 43/4225  A0lk 85/00  Field of Search 43/42.25, 42.53, 43/5237  References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,620,587 12/1952 Green 43/4253 2,583,942 1/1952 Harvey.... 43/4253 2,814,148 11/1957 Allen 43/4225 2,533,523 12/1950 Sivey et a1. 43/4253 2,185,771 l/194O Mann 43/4237 Primary ExaminerLouis G. Mancene Assistant Examiner-J. Q. Lever AttorneyBertha L. MacGregor 5 7] ABSTRACT An artificial nymph comprising a flat thin frame made of wire or a thin piece of material, relatively broad as compared to its thickness from top to bottom, a hook I having a shank extending longitudinally of the frame,
3 Claims, 8 Drawing Figures 1 ARTIFICIAL NYMPH AND FRAME FOR SAME This invention relates to an artificial nymph and to a frame which is part of the artificial insect. The main object of the invention is to provide a frame utilized in the procedure known as tying in the artificial fly producing art, whereby a realistic appearing nymph having a relatively thin flat and broad body is easily produced.
Nymphs include the may fly, stone fly, dragon fly, damsel fly and others, characterized by flat bodies which are relatively broad but thin between their upper and lower surfaces. When artificial flies are tied in the conventional fashion, by winding thread materials on the shank of a hook, a cylindrical body is produced which does not resemble the broad, flat shape common to the nymph.
The frame of this invention may be made of wire bent between its ends to the shape desired for supporting the floss, silk or other material employed in the tying, or the frame may be a thin flat piece of metal or other suitable material having edges which conform generally to the shape of the wire frame. The frame may be placed either above or below a conventional fish hook shank to become a support on which the body of the insect is applied. The wire frame and hook may be integral.
The frame of my invention not only assures the simple and easy production of realistic appearing nymphs, but facilitates the tying procedure.
In the drawing:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an artificial nymph embodying my invention.
FIG. 2 is a transverse vertical sectional view in the plane of the line 2-2 of FIG. 1.
FIG. 3 is a perspective view of a wire frame and hook which are part of the fly shown in FIG. 1.
FIG. 4 is an elevational side view of the frame and hook of FIG. 3, showing the end of a leader tied to the eyelet end of the hook.
FIG. 5 is a modification in which the wire frame and hook are integrally formed.
FIG. 6 is a perspective view of a modified form of frame made of a solid flat piece of metal or plastic material.
FIG. 7 is a perspective view of a modification in which the hook shank is located above the wire frame.
FIG. 8 is a perspective view of another modification of the wire frame.
Referring to FIGS. 1-4, the artificial nymph 10 embodying my invention comprises a wire frame 11 consisting of a continuous length of wire bent midway between its ends to form two joined parallel adjacent members 12, two divergent arms 13, and two converging arms 14, all in the same horizontal plane. The frame 1 l is used in combination with a conventional fish hook 15 consisting of a hook shaped end 16, shank l7 and eye 18 to which a leader 19 may be tied as shown in FIG. 4. In this embodiment, the frame 11 is disposed above the hook shank 17, with the arms 14 converging toward the eyelet end 18 of the hook 15 but the hook shank may rest on the frame. The artificial nymph is produced by the procedure known as tying in the artificial fly making art, which consists generally of winding'and tying thread-like material on the hook shank. By applying the floss, silk or other material on the frame of my invention, an extremely realistic flatbodied nymph is eadily produced. As shown in the vertical sectional view of FIG. 2, the body'of the nymph 10 is flat and quite thin from its upper to lower surface, and relatively wide as'compared to its thickness.
In the modification shown in FIG. 5, the frame 20 consists of a continuous length of wire bent between its ends to form an eye 21, parallel adjacent members 22, divergent arms 23 and convergent arms 24, one of which terminates in a hook 25.
The modification shown in FIG. 6 consists of a solid frame 26 made of metal, plastic or other suitable material, having edges 27, 28 and 29 which conform generally to the parallel members, divergent arms and convergent arms of the wire frame 11.
FIG. 7 shows the frame 11 disposed under the hook shank 17 instead of above it as in FIG. 3.
The broadest or widest part of the wire frame 11 is defined by the area in which the arms 13 and 14 are joined together. In the frame 26, the broadest part is the junction of the edges 28 and 29 at each side of the frame. In the integral frame and hook, the widest part is the junction of the arms 23, 24, at each side of the frame. In the modification shown in FIG. 8, the widest part of the frame is irregular in outline between the two narrower ends. This form may be integral with the hook or the hook may be separate. In each embodiment of the invention, the frame supports the body material in such manner that the resultant body of the artificial nymph is broad, flat and thin, tapering toward opposite relatively narrow ends.
If a hook and shank without an end eyelet is used with the frame of my invention, the joined parallel wire portions 12 of the frame may be used as an eye for attachment of a leader. This arrangement is shown in FIG. 7.
1. An artificial nymph comprising a flat, thin frame, relatively broad as compared to its thickness from top to bottom, a hook having a shank extending longitudinally of the frame, and thread material wound on said frame and hook shank forming a flat, thin and broad body simulating a nymph, the frame being made of a length of wire bent midway between its ends to form a pair of arms diverging from the bent portion and a pair of arms converging from the diverging arms.
2. The artificial nymph defined by claim 1, in which one of said converging arms of the frame is integral with the shank of the hook.
3. The artificial nymph defined by claim 1, in which the bent portion of the length of wire forms an eyelet for attachment of a leader.
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|International Classification||A01K85/08, A01K85/00|