Fish-and-game patches and pins range from tournament adornments to gear advertisements featuring the embroidered of pinback logos of reel, lure, and munitions makers, which are often worn by anglers and hunters as a show of allegiance to brands that have filled their creels with fish and their freezers with venison. There are also the actual patches worn by fish-and-game enforcement officers, some of which are shaped like shields while others resemble the wearer’s home state.

Gear patches include all the major fishing (Abu, Arbogast, Bagley, Daiwa, Garcia, Heddon, Orvis, Rapala, Shakespeare, Zebco) and hunting brands, as well as lesser-known ones (Lindquist, Little George, Smithwick). As with fishing gear patches, tournament patches cover angling on both fresh and saltwater. Examples of vintage fishing patches include awards won during National Association of Accuracy Casting Competitions (NAACC), the Atlantic City Surf Fishing Tournament, and various Skish events. Vintage club patches are also popular with contemporary anglers, whether they belonged to the Women’s Surf Fishing Club of New Jersey or the Westville Sportsman’s Club, or not. Hunters sport patches for Ducks Unlimited and the NRA.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Joes Old Lures

Joes Old Lures

Joe Yates' website is a great showcase for hundreds of old fishing lures, providing high resolution photos and in m… [read review or visit site]

The Wheelmen

The Wheelmen

This elegant tribute to turn-of-the-century bicycling includes memorabilia, photographs, and an index of 3140 bicyc… [read review or visit site]

Comic Character Pinbacks

Comic Character Pinbacks

Mark Lansdown's excellent collection of over 800 pinbacks representing 200+ comic characters from 100+ strips. Beau… [read review or visit site]

Mrlurebox.com

Mrlurebox.com

Take a big bite - you won't want to just nibble at Robbie Pavey's gallery of over 300 antique fishing lures, many w… [read review or visit site]

AntiqueLures.com

AntiqueLures.com

This extensive site features over 500 pages of information on pre-1940 wood fishing lures and lure boxes. Start wit… [read review or visit site]

Oldfishinglure.com

Oldfishinglure.com

This site is sure to snag you with its great collection of fishing lures from the early 1900s. Includes lures from … [read review or visit site]

TackleCollecting.com

TackleCollecting.com

Larry Nicholson's site dedicated to vintage fishing lures. Features beautiful images of lures and boxes from Fred A… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Discussion Forums

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

19 Packages Of Feathers For Fly Tying Crafts*marabou Patch*soft Hackle*ostrichConnecticut State Conservation Fish & Wildlife Unit Patch Non EnforcementOlder Obsolete Pennsylvania Game/fish Warden PatchPennsylvania Game/fish Warden PatchNice Big Lot Of Mixed Bird Feathers And Patch Of Fur FlytyingVintage Old Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks Patch Conservation RangerThompson Center Arms-muzzleloader-pennsylvania Game-vintage Hunting PatchSportsman's League Fly Fishing PinbacksRuger Firearms Lapel Hat Jacket Pin Back Red Phoenix Black BackgroundOld Arizona Game And Fish Patch Lot Police Sheriff Az Wildlife Natural ResourcesVintage Pinback Button Badge 1928 New Jersey Hunting & Fishing LicenseSportsman's League Fly Fishing Pinback Advertising ButtonOrvis Fly Drying Patch, Cabelas Leader Straightener Zinger And Fly Line Cleaner State Of California - Department Of Fish & Game - Warden PatchHunter Original Tall Rain Boots Girls Sz 6, Boys Sz 5 Purple With Reflect PatchUs Fish & Wildlife Special Agent Cap Patch1984 Illinois Firearm Deer Pin Lot Of 4 Vintage Fishing Patches Lures Patch Rogers Culprit Johnson Brawley1980-1981 Michigan's Dnr Living Resources Badger PatchVintage Michigan Bow Hunters PatchLot Of 2 Vintage Fishing Patches Tackle Patch Helin Columbia Fish FishermanAlaska Fish & Wildlife Police Sheriff State Trooper PatchState Of Texas Fish Wildlife Marine Police Shoulder Patch Tx Subdued NeatRare Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission Police Warden PatchThe Little Mermaid Flounder Fish Embroidered Iron/sew On Patch Cloth AppliqueLot Of 7 Vintage Fishing Patches Bait Patch Manns Bagley Cat Claw TesterNys Environmental Conservation Search & Rescue Patch Nyc Dec Sar VolunteerTed Nugent Woven Patch Denim Wolf Bow Hunter Guitar Classic Rock 70's Metal GunLot Of 2 Vintage Tracker Boats Bass Tracker Patches Fishing Patch FishKansas Forestry Fish & Game Commission Ks Dnr Warden PatchOriginal Benelli Gun Manufacture Shotgun,collectibleshooting Logo PatchCanada Dnr Wildlife Protection Officer Police Patch Protection De La Faune FishPuyallup Indian Nation Washington Fish & Wildlife Police Patch UnusedVtg 1979'-80's Nra Junior Rifle Club Badge-patches-medals + Blaze Orange Jacket!Vintage National Field Archery Association, Nfaa Patch, FeltLot Of 2 Vintage Fishing Patches Lures Patch Action Lure Storm FishResident Evil Umbrella Corporation + Zombie Hunter Outbreak + Fox 3d Pvc PatchCalifornia Dnr Game & Fish Ranger Warden 1950-2000 Ca Sheriff Police Patch 3”15 Vintage California Rifle & Pistol Assoc. Tie Tack Pins 1980 - 1996 Bassmaster Elite Series Bass Fishing PatchRhino Head Sniper Hunter Tactical Army Morale 3d Pvc Rubber Velcro Patch Sk 262Glock Pen, Patch, Hat Pin Sticker And Key Chain NraMichelob Light & Natural Light Beer Huge Lot Vtg Patches Fishing Boat Racing The Little Mermaid Flounder Fish Embroidered Iron/sew On Patch Cloth Applique10 Pc Lot Of Game Fish Series Patches, New, Pa Fish & Boat Commission, New!!!Ned Smith Center For Nature And Art Patches 1996 -2007 Uniform Patches, Lot #5 Of 31 Patches, 25 Different, Police, HuntingRare 2011 Michigan Successful Deer Patch Possibly One Of A Kind!U.s.r.a. Shooting Medal 1921 United States Revolver Association Bronze NamedVintage Fur Takers Of America Paw Patch TrappingLot Of 4 Nflcc Fishing Lure Patches HuntingLot Of 4 Vintage Fishing Patches Lures Patch Dalton Felmlee DardevlesPennsylvania State Parks Patches - 1992 - 1996Fur Takers Rendezvous Illinois 1996 PatchVietnam Era United States Navy Usn Patch Vp-44 Patrol Squadron Blue Marlin Fish 1992 Ill. Trappers Patch Trapping MeetLot Of 4 Nflcc Fishing Lure Patches Hunting40 Vintage Canada / British Columbia Rifle Association Pins Medals ButtonsFredericksburg Rod & Gun Club Battlefield Open 2 Inch Diameter Metal PinRoss Reels Patch Usa Since 1973 Logo Embroidered Cloth Fly Fishing Rr