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    

1929 Michigan Non-resident Special Fishing License Button Pinback Badge NiceVintage 1931 Non Resident Michigan Fishing License Pinback Button Badge Exc CondPgc Pa Game Commission 1982 Osprey Bird Embroidered Wildlife Patch Vintage 1932 Michigan Non-resident Fishing License Button Pinback Badge Hunting 1930 Michigan Non-resident Fishing License W/paper Button Pinback Badge Hunting Polo Ralph Lauren Mock Neck Sweater Sportsman Knit Patch Hunting Flag Ski Usa MPgc Pa Game Commission 1983 River Otter Embroidered Wildlife Patch And Decal 4 Embroidered Wildlife Patches Thompson Center Arms Deer Mtn Lion Bear Boar2114 Michigan Successful Deer Hunter Patch Pennsylvania Game Commission 1983 Original Patch River Otter2014 Panini Immaculate Hunter Pence / Evan Gattis Dual Prime Patches #ed /252014 Immaculate Baseball Hunter Pence Evan Gattis Dual Prime Patch #13/25 (br)Original 1910 Pinback Of The Topperweins Winchester Guns/cartridgesUs Fish And Wildlife Special Agent PatchPa. Game Commission We Need Wildlife 1980 Flying Squirrel Original Patch4 Pa Game Commission Hunting Patches Ollie Otter Hunter Graduate 75 Yr SquirrelLarge Black Biohazard Biker Patch - Danger Warning Symbol Zombie Hunter Logo3 Pgc Pa Game Commission Embroidered Wildlife Patch Cardinal Flying Squirrel2 Different Georgia Dept Natural Resources Dnr Game & Fish Ranger Police Patches1938 Ontario Department Of Games & Fisheries Gun Hunting Lincence Pinback Button2 Pa Fish & Boat Commission 15th Waterway Conservation Ofcrs Class Patches 20001984 Illinois Deer Harvest Pin ShotgunMichigan United Conservation Clubs Woods Wildlife Water Patch !!Vintage Evinrude Outboards & Fishing Patches StickersVintage 1965 Island Lake Ice Fishing Contest Pinback Button Duluth Mn MinnesotaHi-point Firearms Hunting Hat Black W/ Embroidered Logos/patches 9mm 45m 995Remington Country Patch Hunting ShootingUmpqua Fly Badge Patch Vest Fishing Slit Foam Magnetic Panel Mepps -- World's #1 Lure ...... Vintage Fishing Advertising Souvenir Patch1989, 90,98,99 Michigan Successful Deer Hunting Patches Dnr Dept.conservation€Pgc Pa Game Commission 1984 Blue Bird Embroidered Wildlife Patch Beretta Key Chain, Hat/lapel Pins, Springfield, Uzi, Others, Lot Of 5Pa Penna Pennsylvania Game Commission 2005 Elk Hunt PatchPa. Fish Commission Boating Safety Patch*** 1 Rare Raccoon Coon Hunting Hunter Patch Wildlife Face Racoon *** Division Of Fish, Game And Shell Fisheries Resident Clamming License Pinback The Little Mermaid Flounder Fish Embroidered Iron/sew On Patch Cloth Applique25 Years Pa Pennsylvania Game Commission Working Together For Wildlife PatchWapsi Ringneck Pheasant Rump Patches (4 Packs)Rare Vintage Mint Toledo Bend Tournament Patch - Champion Boats & Rat LtrapLot Of 4 - Vintage Stren Fishing PatchesKentucky Fish & Wildlife Dnr PatchWisconsin Department Of Natural Resources Dnr Master Angler Fishing Patch LurePgc Pa Game Commission 1991 Red Fox Embroidered Wildlife Patch Huge Lot Of Fur Patches Fly Tying Material Taxidermy Crafts1991 Nssa Official Referee Embroidered Patch National Skeet Shooting AssocPowers Oregon Or Sheriff Police Patch Leaping Fish VolcanoFlorida Department Forestry Dnr Game Fresh Water Fish Patch Lot 3 Patches - UsedLeupold Patch, Immaculate, Never Used: Made Right, Made HereWindsor Canadian I'm A Smooth Fisherman Patch - New Fishing1pcs Cartoon Nemo Fish Embroidered Iron/sew On Patch Kids Cloth Applique3.5x2.5" 1974 Michigan Successful Dnr Deer Hunting Patch - Bear - Turkey - ElkVintage Ducks Unlimited Pa Pennsylvania Metal Pin / 1/2 Dollar Size 1950's 2014 Heritage Minor Hunter Harvey Hat PatchLeupold And Stevens Optics Gun Firearms Rifle Gun Hunting Hat Lapel PinLot Of 11 - Vintage Fishing PatchesLot Of 4 Vintage Nflcc Patches & 6 Vintage Nflcc BadgesScarborough Me Scarborough Fish & Game Assn. Jr Division. Patch 3 In DiaDucks Unlimited Bronze Sponsor Pin "canada Goose" Larry Toschik