Vintage Fishing Creels

Creels have a long history, with references to fishermen's creels beginning in the 17th century with Robert Venable's creel shown in The Experienced Angler in 1661. Some of the earliest English creels from that time were solid copper, but the more familiar recent creels valued by collectors are woven baskets with leather hinges and reinforcements. Antique British creels from makers such as McPhearson, Hardy, and Farlow are highly prized by modern collectors.

Creels were made of wicker, split willow, birch bark, and bamboo. Some of the baskets were woven by Native American tribes such as the Pima, others by Shakers and a handful of notable American basket makers including Nick Mousel of Yakima, Washington. Most of the baskets sought by collectors were actually made in Japan or China, imported to Oregon, and finished by leatherers such as George Lawrence Co., W.H. McMonies & Co., John Clark Saddelry, E.P. Peters Co., and many other lesser known leather shops.

Though the most popular are leather and woven pot bellied basket type creels, collectors are also interested in mid 20th century creels woven in checkerboard fashion from aluminum splints, and in creels like the canvas "Bur Tex" model with a sewn in screen bottom. Any of them can add to fishing decor or bring depth and character to an antique fishing diorama. Shop here to find vintage creels of all kinds on sale, with new opportunities to buy rare, old creels appearing every day.
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Vintage Antique Large Wicker Fishing Creel Leather strap nice condition Bid Now »

Vintage Antique Large Wicker Fishing Creel Leather strap nice condition

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VINTAGE  WICKER FISHING  CREEL  FLY FISHING BASKET Bid Now »
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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL FLY FISHING BASKET

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Vintage Rattan Fishing Creel Leather Trim Bid Now »
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Vintage Rattan Fishing Creel Leather Trim

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Fishing Creel leather and wicker Trout Kreel British Hong Kong VintAge Bid Now »

Fishing Creel leather and wicker Trout Kreel British Hong Kong VintAge

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Vintage Fishing Basket Creel Long Handle Strap Woven Body Fishing or Purse Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Basket Creel Long Handle Strap Woven Body Fishing or Purse

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Frog Creel Net

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Vintage Wicker Wood Fishing Creel Basket with Net Bid Now »
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Vintage European Arca Fishing Unit Seat Tackle Creel Wood & Wicker As Found EUC Buy Now »

Vintage European Arca Fishing Unit Seat Tackle Creel Wood & Wicker As Found EUC

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VINTAGE  FISHING CREEL WICKER & LEATHER EXCELLENT CONDITION Buy Now »
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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL WICKER & LEATHER EXCELLENT CONDITION

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Unique Antique Old Vintage Weaved Fishing Creel A Fisherman's' Collectible! Bid Now » Buy Now »

Unique Antique Old Vintage Weaved Fishing Creel A Fisherman's' Collectible!

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Antique Wicker Trout Creel With Original Shoulder Harness ~ Large 17"x9"x8" Bid Now »

Antique Wicker Trout Creel With Original Shoulder Harness ~ Large 17"x9"x8"

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VINTAGE FLY FISHING CREEL CANVAS AND LEATHER METAL MESH BOTTOM L@@K Bid Now »

VINTAGE FLY FISHING CREEL CANVAS AND LEATHER METAL MESH BOTTOM L@@K

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Willow Creel Wicker Fly Fishing Basket Hand Bag Cabin Decor Salix Alba Retro Buy Now »
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Willow Creel Wicker Fly Fishing Basket Hand Bag Cabin Decor Salix Alba Retro

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VTG woven pack basket trapper fishing cabin camp decor Nice Rare Bid Now »

VTG woven pack basket trapper fishing cabin camp decor Nice Rare

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VINTAGE WICKER WOVEN WILLOW FISHING CREEL WONDERFUL WOOD TOP NICE DESIGN Buy Now »

VINTAGE WICKER WOVEN WILLOW FISHING CREEL WONDERFUL WOOD TOP NICE DESIGN

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Wicker Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Wicker Fishing Creel

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Vintage Fishing Creel Basket Woven Wicker Antique 17069 Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Basket Woven Wicker Antique 17069

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Antique Wicker Fishing Creel Potbelly Flatback Hand Made Wooden Latch Bid Now »

Antique Wicker Fishing Creel Potbelly Flatback Hand Made Wooden Latch

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Antique Split Bamboo Wicker Fishing Creel w/Leather Handle & Binders Bid Now »

Antique Split Bamboo Wicker Fishing Creel w/Leather Handle & Binders

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Vtg.estate item- woven willow fishing creel, previously used for memory storage Bid Now »

Vtg.estate item- woven willow fishing creel, previously used for memory storage

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Vintage Brown Fishing Creel - Wicker with Peg Locking System.  Great condition! Bid Now »

Vintage Brown Fishing Creel - Wicker with Peg Locking System. Great condition!

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Antique Vintage wicker Creel Fishing Basket w / straps Bid Now »

Antique Vintage wicker Creel Fishing Basket w / straps

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Vintage Wicker Trout Fly Fishing Creel Basket Bag Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Trout Fly Fishing Creel Basket Bag

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Antique Fishing Creel Wicker with Antique "Hand-Line" Bid Now »

Antique Fishing Creel Wicker with Antique "Hand-Line"

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VINTAGE  FLY FISHING TROUT FISHING WICKER AND LEATHER CREEL WITH SHOULDER STRAP Bid Now » Buy Now »

VINTAGE FLY FISHING TROUT FISHING WICKER AND LEATHER CREEL WITH SHOULDER STRAP

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Hand Carved Wooden Fishing Creel With Three Rainbow Trout, Wall Hanger Buy Now »

Hand Carved Wooden Fishing Creel With Three Rainbow Trout, Wall Hanger

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Rare Vintage French Mesh Wire Fisherman's Fishing Basket Creel ~ Made in France Bid Now » Buy Now »

Rare Vintage French Mesh Wire Fisherman's Fishing Basket Creel ~ Made in France

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Birchbark Creel / Basket Ornament 4" Buy Now »
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Birchbark Creel / Basket Ornament 4"

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Vintage  Woven  Backpack Trapping Basket Creel As Is Bid Now »

Vintage Woven Backpack Trapping Basket Creel As Is

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Antique Fishing Creel Wicker Basket Willow Vintage Outdoorsman Leather Fish Bid Now »

Antique Fishing Creel Wicker Basket Willow Vintage Outdoorsman Leather Fish

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Fly Fisherman Shoulder Bag Creel Buy Now »

Fly Fisherman Shoulder Bag Creel

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The  ArctiCreel   pre orvis?? trademark registered fish creel-- vintage-- Bid Now »

The ArctiCreel pre orvis?? trademark registered fish creel-- vintage--

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Rustic Wicker Fishing Creel Vintage Leather Edge Nylon Strap Rustic Charm Creel Bid Now »

Rustic Wicker Fishing Creel Vintage Leather Edge Nylon Strap Rustic Charm Creel

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Unique Vintage Weaved Fishing Creel   Old Antique Fish Bid Now » Buy Now »

Unique Vintage Weaved Fishing Creel Old Antique Fish

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Fish Shaped- Wicker Basket- China Fish Handles Buy Now »

Fish Shaped- Wicker Basket- China Fish Handles

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CERAMIC WICKER LOOK FISH CREEL FLY FISHING BASKET DECORATION Bid Now » Buy Now »

CERAMIC WICKER LOOK FISH CREEL FLY FISHING BASKET DECORATION

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Pre WW2 All WICKER TROUT FISHING CREEL w Original Shoulder Strap & Closure Strap Buy Now »
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Pre WW2 All WICKER TROUT FISHING CREEL w Original Shoulder Strap & Closure Strap

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Antique/Vintage Wicker Trout Fishing Creel Tight Weave.  Excellent Condition Buy Now »

Antique/Vintage Wicker Trout Fishing Creel Tight Weave. Excellent Condition

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Vintage Antique Large  Fishing Creel Leather strap nice condition Bid Now »

Vintage Antique Large Fishing Creel Leather strap nice condition

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Japanese  Freshwater Fishing Creel Traditional Handmade Unused Bid Now »

Japanese Freshwater Fishing Creel Traditional Handmade Unused

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RARE VINTAGE ANTIQUE VERY OLD FISHING CREEL LEATHER FABRIC STRAPS COLLECTOR ITEM Bid Now »

RARE VINTAGE ANTIQUE VERY OLD FISHING CREEL LEATHER FABRIC STRAPS COLLECTOR ITEM

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FISHING CREEL WICKER BASKET Bid Now »

FISHING CREEL WICKER BASKET

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RARE PORTLAND OREGON FISHING CREEL BASKET & TACKLE  - VINTAGE KNIFE, LURES ETC Bid Now »

RARE PORTLAND OREGON FISHING CREEL BASKET & TACKLE - VINTAGE KNIFE, LURES ETC

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Vintage L L Bean Fishing Creel Wicker Basket w Leather Strap Bid Now »

Vintage L L Bean Fishing Creel Wicker Basket w Leather Strap

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 Vintage Childs Fish Basket Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Childs Fish Basket Creel

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Vintage Fishing Creel Made of Wicker and Leather Trim + Leather Strap Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Made of Wicker and Leather Trim + Leather Strap

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Antique Brown Fishing Creel With Lure and Strap Bid Now » Buy Now »

Antique Brown Fishing Creel With Lure and Strap

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Basket Creel Japan Buy Now »

Vintage Wicker Fishing Basket Creel Japan

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Wicker Creel Fishing Creel With Contents. (Reel, Hooks,Line) Unique Fish Latch Bid Now » Buy Now »

Wicker Creel Fishing Creel With Contents. (Reel, Hooks,Line) Unique Fish Latch

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VINTAGE TROUT FISHING CREEL LEATHER & WICKER Bid Now »

VINTAGE TROUT FISHING CREEL LEATHER & WICKER

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