US 11,051,502 B1
Rod holder
Luther Cifers, Amelia, VA (US); and Daniel Anderson Newman, Salem, VA (US)
Assigned to Luther Cifers, Farmville, VA (US)
Filed by Luther Cifers, Amelia, VA (US)
Filed on Jul. 10, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/32,036.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/530,434, filed on Jul. 10, 2017.
Int. Cl. A01K 97/10 (2006.01); F16B 2/10 (2006.01)
CPC A01K 97/10 (2013.01) [F16B 2/10 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A fishing rod holder comprising:
a body having a longitudinal axis and defining a trough therein along the longitudinal axis, the trough having a first trough opening in a lower forward portion of the body and a second trough opening in an upper forward portion of the body, opposite the first trough opening; and
a collar rotationally supported in relation to the trough, the collar comprising a collar opening, the collar being rotatable to a first position wherein the collar opening faces downward, coincident with the first trough opening for inserting a portion of a fishing reel in the first trough opening, the collar being rotatable to a position other than the first position, including a second position, wherein the collar opening does not coincide with the first trough opening for constraining the portion of the fishing reel in the first trough opening, and wherein at least a portion of the first trough opening extends longitudinally beyond the collar so as to remain exposed for the portion of the fishing reel to extend therethrough, and
the collar being rotatable to the second position wherein the collar opening faces upward, coincident with the second trough opening to permit a portion of a fishing rod to be inserted therein and in a position other than the second position wherein the collar opening does not coincide with the second trough opening so the portion of the fishing rod is trapped therein.