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United States Patent D443,017
Alden May 29, 2001

Fly fishing reel


The ornamental design for a fly fishing reel, as shown.
Inventors: Alden; Richard Paul (Shushan, NY)
Assignee: The Orvis Company (Manchester, VT)
Appl. No.: D/120,205
Filed: March 14, 2000

Current U.S. Class: D22/140
Current International Class: 2205
Field of Search: D22/137,140,141 242/370,223,224,234-240,311,322

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents
D212752 November 1968 Jacquemin
D227009 May 1973 Lemery
D240423 July 1976 Oberg
D260029 July 1981 Gehrike
D353643 December 1994 Shipley
D360928 August 1995 Bogner
D371823 July 1996 Charlton
2018468 October 1935 Pflueger
2987266 June 1961 Arola
3986679 October 1976 McMickle
5915639 June 1999 Farris
6003800 December 1999 Adenot et al.

Other References

Madison River Fishing Company's "1999 Fly Fishing Catalog," pp. 14-21. .
Boulder River Flyfishing Destinations' "Streams, Flats & Big Waters, The Ultimate Fly Fishing Catalog, Spring 1998 Issue," pp. 8 and 9. .
Illustration of Orvis' Vortex large arbor reel..

Primary Examiner: Zarfas; Louis S.
Assistant Examiner: Hyttinen; Inga-Maria
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Vickers, Daniels & Young


FIG. 1 is a front view of a fly fishing reel showing my new design;

FIG. 2 is a side view the opposite side being a mirror image, of the fly fishing reel shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a rear view of the fly fishing reel shown in FIGS. 1 and 2;

FIG. 4 is a top view of the fly fishing reel shown in FIGS. 1-3; and,

FIG. 5 is a bottom view of the fly fishing reel shown in FIG. 1-4.

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