Klik sinkers are a revolutionary (100 year change) fishing sinker. They allow anglers to change sinkers quickly and easily without the need to cut their line. It completely changes the way people fish and improves catch rates dramatically by allowing them to adapt their range and depth dynamically so they can find the strike zone fast.
Business and Patent Strategy
Scot Farley and Rob Lange
Create a fishing sinker that was easy to fit to a fishing rig and then just as easy to remove again without having to cut the line. The sinker was to take the form of a standard running ball sinker and was to be corrosion resistant, easy to open and shut, have a compact and flush finish so as to avoid fouling the line and also be very durable and capable of multiple uses without breaking.
The final product utilizes a clam shell type construction that consists of an outer housing and two lead inserts.
The lead inserts are captured within a resilient plastic shell, which has a tough hinge at the rear and a strong latch on the front. The plastic retains the lead within its shell and the hinge allows the sinker to open up and be placed over the fishing line. The latch is then used to secure the sinker over the line and can be easily opened to release it.
The product has won the coveted Australian Fishing Tackle Association (AFTA) Award for best new product against multinational peers and is backed by an international patent portfolio.