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”)

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]

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]

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    

California Department Of Fish & Wildlife Game Warden PatchFelt Delaware Game And Fish Warden Patch (natural Resource Police, Game Warden)Vintage 1900s Dead Shot Smokeless Powder Pin Pinback Button Hunting1929 Michigan Resident Trout Fishing License Badge Button Pinback Awesome!1927 Minnesota Non-resident Fishing License Badge Button PinbackGeorgia Game And Fish Commission(game Warden, Natural Resource Police Patch)Montana Mt State Fish & Game Warden PatchGame Warden Patch From Pennsylvania, Fish & Boat Commission1939 Arkansas Non-resident Fishing License Badge Button Pinback With Paper1937 Arkansas Non-resident Fishing License Badge Button Pinback With PaperFantastic Vintage Dupont Smokeless Powder Ad Pinback Pin Button Two Dogs Vintage Sheridan Pneumatic Air Rifle Patch Ammo Gun Firearms Pistol Pellet BbPennsylvania Game Commission Deputy Protector Badge Uniform - Army "duck Hunter" Camo Bush Hat W/unknown Patch Vintage Remington Straight Trap Shooting Patch - Lot Of 4Stunning 1900's Shoot Peters Shells Advertising Pin Badge Pinback Button1939 Arkansas Resident Fishing License Badge Button Pinback With PaperMontana Fish Wildlife & Parks Hunter & Bowhunter Education PatchesO/s Wildlife California State Fish Game Warden Police Patch Conservation OfficerVintage Walther Patch Ammo Rifle Gun Firearms Pistol Scope Winchester 1948 Pennsylvania Non-resident Fishing License Badge Button PinbackLot Of Michigan Bow Hunters Pin Button + Patch ~~ 1970s - 1990s1940 Arkansas Resident Fishing License Badge Button Pinback With PaperNorth Carolina Lifetime Fisherman Fishing License Badge Button PinbackIdaho Fish Game PatchMontana Fish And Game Vintage Shoulder Patch (game Warden, Natural Resources)Lot Of 13 Vintage Fishing Patches & Stickers Johnson Shakespeare & MoreOsprey 1982 Pennsylvania Game Commission Working Together For Wildlife PatchPa Pennsylvania Game Commission Patch Wtfw Patches Fish Harveys Creek Ned SmithVintage 1942 Pennsylvania Pinback Fishing License PaVintage Winchester Straight Trap Shooting Patch - Lot Of 3Connecticut Fish & Game Dept. Police Shoulder Patch (invp2252)Big Game Fishing Patch & International Game Fish Association PinLot Of 7 Vintage Oklahoma Ducks Unlimited Hat Tie Pins Advertising Hunt Guns Vintage Peters Straight Trap Shooting Patch - Lot Of 5Ont Department Of Lands & Forests Instructor Hunter Safety Training Cloth Patch1931 Wisconsin Non-resident Fishing License Pinback ButtonWyoming Wy State Game & Fish Department PatchMontana Fish & Game Bear PatchArizona Game Fish PatchPa Penna Pennsylvania Fish Commission 1980's Fisheries Bureau Uniform Patch1984-1985 Michigan Dnr Living Resources Patch- Gray Wolf NewPa Pennsylvania Fish Commission Fishing Patch Award Play Wtfw License Fishing Old Vintage Moriches Anglers Club Patch Long Island Striped Bass Fishing SharkVintage 1960's Shelter Island N.y.gun Club Patches And Pins (25) Beautiful Lot!New Jersey Nj State Fish Game Wildlife Environmental Protection PatchWildey Arms Viper Jaws Cloth PatchAlaska Fish & Wildlife Game Warden Police PatchU.s. Fish And Wildlife Service National Refuge System 100 Year PatchVintage Us Fish And Wildlife Service Fire Management PatchThe Little Mermaid Flounder Fish Embroidered Iron/sew On Patch Cloth Applique1986 Michigan Dnr Successful Deer Hunter PatchDuck Pin Collection, Ducks Unlimited, OthersVintage High Standard PatchPennsylvania Fish Boat Commission 2004 Commemorative Patch1940 New York Hunting & Fishing License Pinback ButtonDucks Unlimited Lapel Pin Pins Lot Of 12 75th Anny LogoMontana Fish Wildlife & Parks Shoulder Patch License Plate Coat-hat Rack GenuineAta Amateur Trap Shooting Association Bird Clay Pigeon Skeet Target Gun Patch Pa Game Hunting Patch 2006 Buffalo Fed Of Black Powder Shooters Sold Out