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Start-up Shiflett Fishing Paddle Co issued 1st U.S. Patent

MIDLOTHIAN, VA – Shiflett Fishing Paddle Co LLC announced today the issuance of a U.S. patent for its innovative fishing and paddling technology.


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The patent for invention number 9,986,725 was issued on June 5, 2018, to Ronald C. Shiflett, Jr., for the combination paddle and fishing rod.  “This patent is for a product that takes you where the fish are and helps you catch them,” said Ron Shiflett, founder & CEO of Shiflett Fishing Paddle Co. The utility patent recognizes unique claims made by the company for both a paddle and accessories that allows you to fish, cast & troll for fish while paddling.

“There are tens of millions of U.S. & international canoeists, kayakers & stand up paddleboarders,” Shiflett explained. “In fact, kayak fishing is the 4th fastest growing U.S. outdoor sport, and we hope that the fishing paddle will make life much simpler on the water for coastal & inland recreational paddlers on any watercraft. Why carry multiple pieces of equipment when those functions can be melded into a single paddle? The Fishing Paddle also solves the common problem of losing rods & reels overboard. Unlike conventional tackle, the Fishing Paddle will not sink.”

About Shiflett Fishing Paddle Co LLC:

Founded in 2016, Shiflett Fishing Paddle Co is located in Midlothian, VA. To review a Company overview & products, please visit or Instagram @fishingpaddle

U.S. Patent description:,986,725.PN.&OS=PN/9,986,725&RS=PN/9,986,725