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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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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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL Bid Now »

VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL

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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 fishing creel basket with leather bound Bid Now »

vintage fishing creel basket with leather bound

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COLLECTIBLE GREEN CANVAS FISHING CREEL BAG Buy Now »
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COLLECTIBLE GREEN CANVAS FISHING CREEL BAG

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Vintage / Antique Fishing Creel Leather & Wicker Primitive Bid Now »

Vintage / Antique Fishing Creel Leather & Wicker Primitive

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Decorative Wicker Fishing Fish Creel Trout Basket Cabin Cottage Decor  8" x 9" Bid Now »

Decorative Wicker Fishing Fish Creel Trout Basket Cabin Cottage Decor 8" x 9"

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collectors handmade artists, fishing creel.Fathers day gift! Famous, read on,,,, Buy Now »

collectors handmade artists, fishing creel.Fathers day gift! Famous, read on,,,,

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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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Antique Oriental Fishing Creel Wooden Base Good Condition Bid Now »

Antique Oriental Fishing Creel Wooden Base Good Condition

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

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

Vintage Wicker Creel with Slide Opener & Original Leather Belt

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GREAT ANTIQUE WICKER FISHING CREEL WITH LEATHER HINGES/STRAP Bid Now »

GREAT ANTIQUE WICKER FISHING CREEL WITH LEATHER HINGES/STRAP

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EDGEWATER LODGE MINNESOTA WICKER CREEL FISH BASKET Bid Now »

EDGEWATER LODGE MINNESOTA WICKER CREEL FISH BASKET

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Vintage Wicker & Leather Fishing Creel -Curved Back -brass brads - Great Decor Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker & Leather Fishing Creel -Curved Back -brass brads - Great Decor

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Old Vtg Wicker Fishing Creel Stool Antique Storage Tackle Box Basket Seat Padded Buy Now »

Old Vtg Wicker Fishing Creel Stool Antique Storage Tackle Box Basket Seat Padded

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 WICKER WOOD  BASKET CABIN RUSTIC DECOR Bid Now » Buy Now »

WICKER WOOD BASKET CABIN RUSTIC DECOR

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Vintage Fishing Creel Basket ,neat closure,marked Belgium Old Antique Adirondack Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Basket ,neat closure,marked Belgium Old Antique Adirondack

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Vintage Wicker Basket(Picnic Or Fishing Creel?) Buy Now »

Vintage Wicker Basket(Picnic Or Fishing Creel?)

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Vintage FISHING CREEL Leather Wicker Ruler Misspelling British Britsh Hong Kong Bid Now »

Vintage FISHING CREEL Leather Wicker Ruler Misspelling British Britsh Hong Kong

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Vintage Estate FISHING CREEL Basket BLACK LEATHER Shoulder Strap Woven Wicker Bid Now »

Vintage Estate FISHING CREEL Basket BLACK LEATHER Shoulder Strap Woven Wicker

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RARE JALEAU Inc Canada FISHING CREEL 1980 STRONG PLASTIC Leather Shoulder Strap Bid Now »

RARE JALEAU Inc Canada FISHING CREEL 1980 STRONG PLASTIC Leather Shoulder Strap

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Vintage ESTATE FISHING CREEL Brown Leather Split Reed SHOULDER STRAP Nice Basket Bid Now »

Vintage ESTATE FISHING CREEL Brown Leather Split Reed SHOULDER STRAP Nice Basket

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Woven Wicker FISHING CREEL Basket Estate Vintage May be Willow Bid Now »

Woven Wicker FISHING CREEL Basket Estate Vintage May be Willow

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Vintage Wicker Woven / Leather Creel with Carry Strap Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage Wicker Woven / Leather Creel with Carry Strap

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Vintage Weaved Fishing Creel   Old Antique Creels Fish Buy Now »

Vintage Weaved Fishing Creel Old Antique Creels Fish

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Antique Wicker& Leather Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Antique Wicker& Leather Fishing Creel

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Vintage Antique Early Old Fishing Creel Basket Leather Collectible Primitive Bid Now »

Vintage Antique Early Old Fishing Creel Basket Leather Collectible Primitive

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Made in British Hong Kong Buy Now »

Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Made in British Hong Kong

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Vintage Basket Weave Creel, great used item for decor in man cave Bid Now »

Vintage Basket Weave Creel, great used item for decor in man cave

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Miniature Wicker Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Miniature Wicker Fishing Creel

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RARE Early Vintage GEORGE LAWRENCE Leather Willow Fishing Creel W/Strap Bid Now »

RARE Early Vintage GEORGE LAWRENCE Leather Willow Fishing Creel W/Strap

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Antique French Weave Wicker Trout Creel Buy Now »

Antique French Weave Wicker Trout Creel

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Vintage Antique Woven Basket Bid Now »

Vintage Antique Woven Basket

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Vintage Fly Fishing SMALL Creel Made in British Hong Kong Wicker & Leather Buy Now »

Vintage Fly Fishing SMALL Creel Made in British Hong Kong Wicker & Leather

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ANTIQUE FISHING CREEL TIGHTLY WOVEN SPLIT WILLOW c1920 WITH HAND WRITTEN NOTE Buy Now »

ANTIQUE FISHING CREEL TIGHTLY WOVEN SPLIT WILLOW c1920 WITH HAND WRITTEN NOTE

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Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Fishing Creel

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~ Vtg LL BEAN CLOTH & LEATHER TROUT FISHING FISH CREEL MESSENGER BAG? Bid Now »

~ Vtg LL BEAN CLOTH & LEATHER TROUT FISHING FISH CREEL MESSENGER BAG?

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Vintage fishing basket creel made in Japan #14 Bid Now »

Vintage fishing basket creel made in Japan #14

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Large Antique Fly Fishing Creel Wicker Woven Basket Leather Trim and Strap Bid Now » Buy Now »

Large Antique Fly Fishing Creel Wicker Woven Basket Leather Trim and Strap

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 Vintage Brown Fishing Creel Basket With Fishing Lure and 1942 Strap Buy Now »

Vintage Brown Fishing Creel Basket With Fishing Lure and 1942 Strap

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ANTIQUE FISHING CREEL - WICKER & LEATHER - FRONT POUCH - HAND TOOLED STRAP - NR! Bid Now » Buy Now »

ANTIQUE FISHING CREEL - WICKER & LEATHER - FRONT POUCH - HAND TOOLED STRAP - NR!

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Vintage Fly Fishing Creel Wicker/Leather Rare-FULL FISH Latch- Nice- Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage Fly Fishing Creel Wicker/Leather Rare-FULL FISH Latch- Nice-

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Vintage Trout Fishing Creel Made In British Hong Kong Bid Now »

Vintage Trout Fishing Creel Made In British Hong Kong

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Vintage Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel

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Vintage Creel Fishing Basket with Canvas Leather Strap Buy Now »

Vintage Creel Fishing Basket with Canvas Leather Strap

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Vintage Creel Fishing Basket Buy Now »

Vintage Creel Fishing Basket

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Vintage BEAUTIFUL Fishing Creel Made of Wicker and Leather Trim  and Handle Bid Now »

Vintage BEAUTIFUL Fishing Creel Made of Wicker and Leather Trim and Handle

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Vintage BEAUTIFUL Fishing Creel Made of Wicker + Leather Trim + Handle and Belt Bid Now »

Vintage BEAUTIFUL Fishing Creel Made of Wicker + Leather Trim + Handle and Belt

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