TODAY’S PATENT – FISHING ROD
This invention “Fishing rod” was invented by David L. Lopez was granted patent on 1st May, 1979 by the USPTO bearing patent grant number US4151672A to the patentee. This invention relates to a low-cost fishing rod with internal line storage and attachment mechanisms for adjusting the length of line projecting from the rod tip.
An extended, stiff insert and a hollow shaft make up the foundation of the invention’s preferred type of fishing rod. The shaft is tapered, with the larger end serving as the base end and the smaller end serving as the tip end. It is preferably made of a fiberglass-reinforced plastic material. Although the length of the shaft may be chosen as desired, a shaft length of about 9 feet will be taken as an example of desirable rod length for the purposes of expressing relative measurements of the shaft and insert in the following description.