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 Wicker Fishing Creel with Metal Cricket Box PRISTINE Condition! REDUCED! Buy Now »

Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel with Metal Cricket Box PRISTINE Condition! REDUCED!

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Vintage Split Willow Fishing Creel Basket Complete with strap buckle Antique Bid Now »

Vintage Split Willow Fishing Creel Basket Complete with strap buckle Antique

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Antique Fishing Creel Woven Wicker Basket w/ Strap Bid Now »

Antique Fishing Creel Woven Wicker Basket w/ Strap

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VINTAGE GEORGE LAWRENCE CO. OR. SPLIT WILLOW & LEATHER FISHING CREEL #3 W/STRPS Bid Now »

VINTAGE GEORGE LAWRENCE CO. OR. SPLIT WILLOW & LEATHER FISHING CREEL #3 W/STRPS

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Vintage Fishing Creel-Nice!!!!!!!!!! Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel-Nice!!!!!!!!!!

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Vintage Wicker & Leather Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker & Leather Fishing Creel

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Mantique Antique Fly Fishing Wicker leather Basket Creel Leather mancave decor Bid Now »

Mantique Antique Fly Fishing Wicker leather Basket Creel Leather mancave decor

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vtg antique fishing creel w/contents as found Bid Now »

vtg antique fishing creel w/contents as found

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vintage fishing basket creel Rainbow trout folk art painting splint basket fish Bid Now »

vintage fishing basket creel Rainbow trout folk art painting splint basket fish

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Antique Vintage 1900's 1920's MCMONIES Hand Tooled Leather Trim Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Antique Vintage 1900's 1920's MCMONIES Hand Tooled Leather Trim Fishing Creel

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OLD WICKER CREEL Bid Now »

OLD WICKER CREEL

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

Antique Fishing Creel Wicker with Antique "Hand-Line"

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VINTAGE FLY FISHING USED 'LEONARD ARCTI CREEL' BAG Bid Now »
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VINTAGE FLY FISHING USED 'LEONARD ARCTI CREEL' BAG

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Vintage fish creel.  15". long x 8". wide.  Wicker & leather.  Unknown Maker. Buy Now »

Vintage fish creel. 15". long x 8". wide. Wicker & leather. Unknown Maker.

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Vintage Antique Fishing Creel Wicker Basket With Fish Drop Hole & Canvas Strap Buy Now »

Vintage Antique Fishing Creel Wicker Basket With Fish Drop Hole & Canvas Strap

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VINTAGE FLY FISHING CREEL ~ WICKER WOVEN BASKET ~ Haur? Buy Now »

VINTAGE FLY FISHING CREEL ~ WICKER WOVEN BASKET ~ Haur?

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Brady Fishing Creel Bag Made In England Bid Now »

Brady Fishing Creel Bag Made In England

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Antique Creel - Wicker and Leather - with small box and Leather Fly/Lure Wallett Bid Now »

Antique Creel - Wicker and Leather - with small box and Leather Fly/Lure Wallett

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SPLIT WILLOW FISH CREEL......by ARAPAHO TRADING CO.......N.O.S Bid Now » Buy Now »

SPLIT WILLOW FISH CREEL......by ARAPAHO TRADING CO.......N.O.S

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Allen Heritage Creel Fishing Canvas Bag  Large 17" Waterproof w/Printed Ruler Buy Now »

Allen Heritage Creel Fishing Canvas Bag Large 17" Waterproof w/Printed Ruler

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Vtg Deadstock Fishing Creel Bag Heavy Vinyl PVC Shoulder Strap Self Closing Buy Now »

Vtg Deadstock Fishing Creel Bag Heavy Vinyl PVC Shoulder Strap Self Closing

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Vintage Wicker & Leather Fishing Creel Fly Fishing Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker & Leather Fishing Creel Fly Fishing

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Vintage 1950's Fishing Creel Buy Now »

Vintage 1950's Fishing Creel

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Antique Fishing Creel Leather Wicker Basket Fly Fish Old Vintage Fishermans Trap Buy Now »

Antique Fishing Creel Leather Wicker Basket Fly Fish Old Vintage Fishermans Trap

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Antique Wicker Fishing Creel  Bid Now »

Antique Wicker Fishing Creel

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Vintage antique CORNACOPIA, horn of plenty, wicker, creel, basket, rattan, nice Buy Now »

Vintage antique CORNACOPIA, horn of plenty, wicker, creel, basket, rattan, nice

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Original The ArctiCreel Woven Flax Fishing Creel Well Seasoned Bid Now »

Original The ArctiCreel Woven Flax Fishing Creel Well Seasoned

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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL "VERY NICE" SMALL BUT NOT TO SMALL Buy Now »

VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL "VERY NICE" SMALL BUT NOT TO SMALL

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Fishing creel table Buy Now »
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Fishing creel table

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Antique Oriental Fishing Creel Wooden Base Good Condition Buy Now »

Antique Oriental Fishing Creel Wooden Base Good Condition

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Handmade Orvis Bill Mackowski Black Ash Fishing Creel 2008 Fly Trout Limited Buy Now »
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Handmade Orvis Bill Mackowski Black Ash Fishing Creel 2008 Fly Trout Limited

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Vintage Wicker & Leather Fishing Creel Buy Now »

Vintage Wicker & Leather Fishing Creel

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Vintage Fishing Creel Old The Artic River Lake Trout Canvas Shoulder Fly Fish Buy Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Old The Artic River Lake Trout Canvas Shoulder Fly Fish

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Antique Vintage Fishing Creel Cloth Bag with Primitive Equipment, Reels, Net Buy Now »

Antique Vintage Fishing Creel Cloth Bag with Primitive Equipment, Reels, Net

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vintage wicker fishing creel Bid Now » Buy Now »

vintage wicker fishing creel

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Antique - Vintage LEATHER and WICKER TROUT FISHING CREEL BASKET Harness Bid Now »

Antique - Vintage LEATHER and WICKER TROUT FISHING CREEL BASKET Harness

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Antique - Vintage LEATHER and WICKER TROUT FISHING CREEL BASKET Bid Now »

Antique - Vintage LEATHER and WICKER TROUT FISHING CREEL BASKET

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Vintage Splint Fishing Creel Basket Buy Now »

Vintage Splint Fishing Creel Basket

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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL TROUT BASKET LEATHER TRIM CANVAS STRAP ALL ORIGINAL Bid Now »

VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL TROUT BASKET LEATHER TRIM CANVAS STRAP ALL ORIGINAL

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Large Vintage Split Willow Trout Fishing Creel  15x6x8 Bid Now »

Large Vintage Split Willow Trout Fishing Creel 15x6x8

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Vintage Wicker Basket & Leather Fishing Creel With Strap Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Basket & Leather Fishing Creel With Strap

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LARGE FISHING CREEL BASKET WITH CARRY STRAP CEDAR WOOD BEAR MOOSE DESIGN Bid Now »
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LARGE FISHING CREEL BASKET WITH CARRY STRAP CEDAR WOOD BEAR MOOSE DESIGN

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Decorative Split Willow Creel 16" - Fly Fishing Buy Now »

Decorative Split Willow Creel 16" - Fly Fishing

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Classic Split Willow Creel w/ Leather Closure - 12" - Fly Fishing Buy Now »

Classic Split Willow Creel w/ Leather Closure - 12" - Fly Fishing

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Classic Split Willow Creel w/ Leather Closure - 16" - Fly Fishing Buy Now »

Classic Split Willow Creel w/ Leather Closure - 16" - Fly Fishing

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Classic Split Willow Creel w/ Harness - 12" - Fly Fishing Buy Now »

Classic Split Willow Creel w/ Harness - 12" - Fly Fishing

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Vintage Wicker Creel with Slide Opener & Original Leather Belt Buy Now »

Vintage Wicker Creel with Slide Opener & Original Leather Belt

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Antique Full Willow And Leather Trim Fly Fishing Creel Front Pouch Bozeman MT EX Buy Now »

Antique Full Willow And Leather Trim Fly Fishing Creel Front Pouch Bozeman MT EX

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel w/ Leather Shoulder Strap Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel w/ Leather Shoulder Strap

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Classic Split Willow Creel w/ Harness - 16" - Fly Fishing Buy Now »

Classic Split Willow Creel w/ Harness - 16" - Fly Fishing

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