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Water wisp--Back again!!!

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I just did some googling and found that the water wisp fly/fish hook was abandoned back in 1994. Any legalese out there that can explain this in simple english. Can I now bend my oun hooks and sell the?

 

Don't get me wrong they work. I have been using them for years and have to some extent taught myself how to try,what work for me. Ugly but true. Bmw1050

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Design patents only last 14 years, so even if they were/are still in business if the patent has been over 14yrs then you should be able to do it yourself unless I'm missing something?

 

Steve

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Design patents only last 14 years, so even if they were/are still in business if the patent has been over 14yrs then you should be able to do it yourself unless I'm missing something?

 

Steve

 

Thanks, I'll start bending my own, and let them fall on the floor/ground in front of friends.

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Years ago i went to the annual fly-fishing show in NJ and saw the owners of WaterWisp flies and the following year they were gone.Nice people-they jacked up the prices of their flies and hooks for the show but so does everyone else.I might have some hooks laying around.I might even have some flies laying around.

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Hey only 15yold um ive never heard of waterwisp. What is so special about them? What kind of shape or quality do they have?

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I am familiar with Waterwisp. James Greene, the owner, was a member of the [email protected] mailing list. I was sent several of the original flies. The flies are patented.

 

Below are some [email protected] posts about waterwisp from Jim Greene

 

http://jdunns.dyndns.org/cgi-bin/wr-flyfish.pl?225053%20226066%20/home/joel/flyfish/log9506e.txt:flyfish95:30:1013

 

http://jdunns.dyndns.org/cgi-bin/wr-flyfish.pl?764851%20765984%20/home/joel/flyfish/log9709b.txt:flyfish97:24:1133

 

http://jdunns.dyndns.org/cgi-bin/wr-flyfish.pl?14753%2015762%20/home/joel/flyfish/log9710c.txt:flyfish97:22:1009

 

The flies are still being made and sold.

 

http://www.waterwisp.com/info.htm

 

The trademark, and I presume the patent also are still valid.

 

I think you can tie them for yourself but selling them would be a no-no.

 

"The current federal status of this trademark filing is REGISTERED AND RENEWED. The correspondent listed for WATERWISP THE ULTIMATE DRY FLY is JAMES A. GREENE of C/O MAYFLY ENTERPRISES, LTD., P.O. BOX 151028, CHEVY CHASE, MD 20815 ."

 

http://www.trademarkia.com/waterwisp-the-ultimate-dry-fly-74634084.html

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