1927 Chicago Fly Casting Club Fob-Style Medal
I Wonder What Rod Clarkson Used
Smith Unveiled His Tournament Casting Reel On August 8th, 1908, At The 11th International Fly And Bait Casting Tournament, Which Was Held In London At The Olympic Games.
Smith Took First Prize …
…In The 3/16 Ounce Distance Bait Casting Competition.
Born on December 22nd, 1847, Michael Holroyd Smith Was A Member Of The Institute of Mechanical Engineers And Associated With Thomas Edison And Alexander Graham Bell, Both Of Whom Held Smith’s Work In High Regard. Among His Many Credits Is The Creation Of The First Electric Street Tram In The UK In 1885. Smith Died July 6th, 1932.
Smith Is Included Here Because His Favorite Pastime Was Fishing And He Patented A Tournament Casting Reel In 1907.
This Sterling Silver Fishing Club Medal Is Beautifully Engraved “Thos. Funor, Admitted January 1816″. The Tackle Scene And “FFF Club” Are Raised.
So Far I Have Completely Struck Out Researching This Medal. I Cannot Find Anything On The FFF Club, Deep Struck Or Thomas Funor. Deep Struck May Have Been A Town ?? I Cannot Confirm That. The Sole Link I Have Found Is A Similar Medal That Sold In A UK Auction And Was Engraved With The Name William Duff. The Auction Was Of Items From His Estate. Duff Died In 1809.
The Jackson Park Casting Club Was Located In Chicago. This Pin Is About The Size Of A Dime.
A Brass Fishing Trophy With Sterling Silver Medallion On A 3.75″ Bakelite Plaque
These Dry Fly Accuracy Casting Medals Are First Place Awards Won At A Championship Event. It Is Not Known If They Are From An Organization Such As The NASAC, Or From A Private Club. A Beautiful String Of Medals Won By An Obviously Accomplished Anonymous Caster. The Dates Range From 1928 To 1942. The Medals Are 1” Wide, 10K Gold, And The Winning Score Is Engraved On The Back Of Each.
- How Small Is It ?
- At Just .5″ In Diameter It’s Tiny! The Pin On The Right Is A Sterling Silver Field & Stream Award Badge.
This Boston Elks Club Pin Is Dated 1924. The Fish Is 4″ Long.
Gold & Enamel Fishing Award Medal
Awarded In 1934
- Sterling Silver Orvis Record Catch Club Pin
- Tiny Sterling Silver And Enamel Washington Steelhead Trout Club Award Pin
This 4.25″ Tall Anglers Club Of New York Casting Trophy Is Dated 1916
- A Vintage Sterling Silver Pin Depicting A Rod, Reel, Line And Creel, Complete With A Fish Tail
- Field & Stream “Award” And “Honor Badge” Pins. Lake Trout, Large Mouth Bass, Trout & Bass.
- A Very Unusual Fly Casting Medal From “The Campfire Club Of America” In Chappaqua, New York. The Club Was Established In 1897 And Is Still In Operation.
- This Elaborate Yet Tiny Medal Is Just .75″ Wide And Is Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver Rolling Rock Club Pin. Established In 1917, The 10,000 Acre Rolling Rock Club Is Located In Laughlintown, Pennsylvania.
- A Narragansett Salt Water Fishing Club Member Button. Chartered In 1936, The NSWFC Has Competed In the R.J. Shaeffer Fishing Tournament For Many Years And Has Finished In The Top Ten Several Times. The Club Is Still In Operation Today.
- This Wonderful Little Celluloid Pin-Back Is Just 2.5″ Long
This 1.5″ Tall, 122 Year Old Medal Is Sterling Silver And Was Completely Hand Cut And Hand Engraved. William Ernest Sadd Was Born In Somerset, England In 1864 And Died In 1932.
The NASAC (National Association of Scientific Angling Clubs) Was Formed In 1907 And Later Changed Their Name To The NAACC (National Association of Angling and Casting Clubs). This 14K Gold Pin Was Awarded Only At The National Meet For Scoring The Highest Total In All Accuracy Events. The Pin Is Just .5″ Wide …That Is A Size #25 Fly !
The NASAC (National Association of Scientific Angling Clubs) Was Formed In 1907 And Later Changed Their Name To The NAACC (National Association of Angling and Casting Clubs). These 14K Gold Pins Were Awarded At National Meets To Those Scoring The Highest Total In All Accuracy Events.
This Hand-Cut And Hand-Engraved Sterling Silver & Gold Medal Stands 2″ Tall And Was Awarded At The Fourth Annual Worsley Canal Fishery Championship Competition. According To The August 22nd (1896) Edition Of The Fishing Gazette, First Prize Was A Solid Gold Medal And Second Prize Was A “Gold Centre Silver Medal”
The 1894 Medal In It’s Original Presentation Case. Lloyd, Payne & Amiel Were Established As Watch Makers, Clock Makers And Jewelers In 1869.
This Pin, Dated 1903, Is Just 1.75″ Wide And Presumably From A Fishing Contest Or Derby Of Some Sort
This Casting Medal Is From “The Campfire Club Of America” In Chappaqua, New York. The Club Was Established In 1897 And Is Still In Operation Today.
This Brass Medal Is Engraved “1938, Fly Casting Obstacle, 2nd.”
The Airdrie Angling Club Of Scotland Was Established In 1847 “…To Protect Any Liberties Or Privileges Granted To the Fishers Of The Neighbourhood By Promotion Of Responsible Behaviour. It Also Arranged For Access To Private Property (Such As The Reservoir At Caldercruix) For Its Members. Soon It Began To Arrange Fishing Competitions. Social Evenings Were Also Held Regularly”. The Airdrie Angling Club Was in Existence At Least Until 1919 And Later Became The Airdrie-District Angling Club
This Medal Is 2″ In Diameter And Is Constructed Of Several Pieces: The Frame, The Engraved Portion And The Decorative Rings On The Front And Back, Which Are Pinned Together. Francis Kerr Was Born In 1818 And Died In Airdrie On June 8th, 1895.
An R.J. Shaeffer Fishing Award Pin From 1959
This Small Sterling Silver Pin Featuring A Birch Bark Canoe And Crossed Paddles Is 2.5″ Wide. Note The Tiny Paddle In The Canoe !
A Sterling Silver Saint Paul Fly & Bait Casting Club Medal
This Medal Was Awarded To E. L. Steidel For Winning The Class B Distance Fly Competition in 1929 With A Cast Of 82.16′
The Aransas Pass Tarpon Club Was Founded In 1907 With The Mission Of Encouraging The Use Of Light Tackle For The Protection Of Tarpon And To Raise The Standard Of Sport. Membership Was Granted To Anglers Landing Tarpon over 4’6” On Light Tackle And Were Awarded A Silver Pin. Anglers Landing Tarpon Of At Least 5’6” Were Awarded A 14K Gold Pin, Like The One Pictured Here. This Pin Was Awarded To W. C. Boschen, Who Also Caught A Then World Record Tuna In 1910.
The Hallmarks On The Back Of This Sterling Silver And Hand Painted Enamel Medallion Date It To 1923. Crompton Is In The UK, On The River Beal.
The Reading & District Angling Association Was Founded In 1877. This Sterling Silver And Enamel Angling Competition Medal Is Dated 1936 On The Rear.
While A Marbleized Match Safe Is Not Quite As Spectacular As A Leonard Fly Reel …This One Is Very Cool, Nonetheless
This Unusually Large Copper Medal Is 2-3/8″ In Diameter And Weighs 2.6 Ounces.
Another Scottish Casting Association Medal. This One Of Brass And For Both Fly & Bait Casting.
While It Has Nothing To Do With Fishing …I Had To Have It ! A Sterling Pin, About 2″ Wide.
Dr. E.C. Blackwell, The President Of The L.A. Fly & Bait Casting Club, Was Awarded This Tiny Trophy For Finishing 3rd In Fly Accuracy For The 1922 – 1923 Seasons
Yes, It Is A Truly Tiny Trophy …Just 2.5″ Tall And Awarded By The L.A. Fly & Bait Casting Club. According To The May 1919 Edition Of The American Angler The Los Angeles Fly And Bait Casting Club Had Just Recently Been Admitted To The National Association Of Scientific Fly Casting Clubs
Reuben Woods Was A Highly Sought Fly Fishing Guide Throughout New York And Canada, Was An Accomplished Tournament Fly Caster And In 1863 Invented “Lollacapop” Mosquito Repellent. In 1883 Woods Oversaw The Light Fishing Tackle of America Exhibit At The International Fisheries Exhibition In London, England, Where He Won First Prize In The Trout And Salmon Fly Casting Competitions. Woods Died In 1884.
This Tiny ( 7/8″ ) Advertising Button Was Made By Whitehead & Hoag, Circa 1895. Interestingly Both Benjamin Whitehead & Chester Hoag Were Fond Of Fishing. Whitehead Reportedly Had A Collection Of 2,000 Rods And Reels. Sounds Like A Reasonable Number To Me !
This Field & Stream “Sunfish” Honor Badge Was Awarded For Landing A 1 lb. 5 oz. Catch
Field & Stream Pins Are Usually Found Marked “Award” Or Honor Badge”. The Earliest Pins Are Only Marked Field & Stream.
Illinois Casting Club Medal
This Medal Is Sterling Silver
The Bristol County League of Sportsman Is Located In Massachusetts
This Sterling Silver Medal Is 1.25″ In Diameter
One Of The Oldest Clubs In Wales, Glamorgan Anglers Was Founded In 1904
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