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]

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]

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]

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]

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    

1931-1932 Hunting And Fishing License Pinback Button New Mexico, Sportsmans Lic.Antique Peters Cartreidge Co. Pin Back HuntingVintage Peters Shells Flying Mallard Advertising Pinback Sporting Goods HuntingAntique Peters Cartreidge Co. Pin Back HuntingSurf Fishing Lot - Patch, Trophy, Pin Striper - Nj League Of Surf Anglers 1941Lot Vintage Cordell's Patch Advertising Fishing Lure Cotton Plunker Big-o Award Men's Polo Ralph Lauren Hunting Sweater Wool Leather Elbow Patch Sportsman Xl1972 Michigan Dnr Successful Deer Hunter Patch Dupont. Pin Back HuntingAntique Peters Cartreidge Co. Pin Back HuntingAntique Peters Cartreidge Co. Pin Back Hunting1924 Ny State Resident Hunting + Fishing License PinbackHuge Lot Of 95 Fishing PatchesInfallible Shotgun Smokless. Pin Back HuntingTwo Misc Pin Backs HuntingVintage Peters Shells Advertising Pinback Sporting Goods Hunting See More !Lot 9 African Big Game Hunting Collection Briar Patch Leather,gilt,illustratedRare Iver Johnson Boyscout Bicycle Pin Back HuntingLot Vintage Mann's Bait Co Patch Advertising Fishing Jelly Worm Little George AlUmc Pin Back HuntingIllinois Deer Pin Collection 22 Pins 2003-2014 Gun And BowVintage Fishing Patch Advertising Creme Award King Of Baits Okiebug Squadron FlyVintage Fred Arbogast Patches. Hula Popper And Bait Of Champions.Dupont Pin Back Hunting100 Vintage Fenwick Fishing Patch Lot Unused Rare Iron On Fisherman FishVintage Lot Of 11 Fishing Patches - Tackle - Lure - Bait - Bass - Fish - PatchGroup Vintage Fishing Tournament Badges Patches Variety Bay Shore Shark (#1030)Two Umc Pin Backs HuntingWinchester Gun Patch Rifle Shotgun Man Hunting With Horse Unused2015 Michigan Successful Deer Hunter PatchLapel Pin Collection Hunter Education Game Warden Conservation Officer Nra DnrVintage Fly Fishing Patch Advertising Brotherhood Of The Jungle Cock Lure Md '402013 Michigan Dnr Successful Deer Hunter Patch -bear-turkey-elk-moose-fishing2015 Michigan Elk Hunt Patch - DeerState Wildlife Warden Patches - Lot Of 6Thompson Center Arms Muzzle Loader Hunting Patch, SquirrelVintage Ramstein Germany Rod & Gun Club Patch 1960's Listing Several Clean1997 B.a.s.s. Bassmaster Classic Tour Angler Bass World Championship Patch2001 Michigan Dnr Successful Deer Hunter Patch -bear-turkey-elk-moose-fishing6-odd Lot Of Metal Pinbacks Vintage Fishing Lure Related Patches Lot Of 5 And 1 Eagle Claw Hook #112005 Michigan Dnr Successful Deer Hunter Patch -bear-turkey-elk-moose-fishingLarge Ducks Unlimited Patch/ Flying MallardThompson Center Arms Embroidered Gun Patch -hunting-rifle-shotgun2 Vintage Rebel Lures Fishing Patches Coat Hat Jacket ShirtMeadow Brook Hounds Hunt Club Patch Mbh 1881 Westbury Long Island NassauRuger Firearms Embroidered Patch - Gold, Black, RedWildlife Forever Rare Patch 2001 Eagle Purple Hunting Conservation Award Member17-lebanon-pa R Field And Stream Fishing Metal Pinbacks5 Vintage Ducks Unlimited Member Window Stickes 1961-1965 Plus 1 Du Patch2014 Michigan Elk Hunt Patch - DeerThompson Center Arms 4" Patch SquirrelThompson Center Arms 4" Patch Black Bear13-paletown Rod & Gun Club Plastic PinbacksUnused Pennsylvania Game Commission Land Management Assistant PatchUnused Pennsylvania Game Commission Land Management Patch1994 B.a.s.s. Bassmaster Classic Tour Angler Bass World Championship Patch1995 B.a.s.s. Bassmaster Classic 25th Anniversary Bass World Championship Patch1988 B.a.s.s. Bassmaster Classic Tour Angler Bass World Championship Patch2002 Michigan Dnr Successful Deer Hunter Patch -bear-turkey-elk-moose-fishing