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 Danielson Canvas Fishing Creel Made in U.S.A. Tan Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage Danielson Canvas Fishing Creel Made in U.S.A. Tan

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Vintage Danielson Canvas Fishing Creel Made in U.S.A. Green Bid Now » Buy Now »

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VINTAGE SMALL FISHING  CREEL W/ LEATHER STRAP & LATCH- BRASS NICE CONDITION Bid Now » Buy Now »

VINTAGE SMALL FISHING CREEL W/ LEATHER STRAP & LATCH- BRASS NICE CONDITION

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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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Vintage Trout Fly Fishing Stream Creel Buy Now »

Vintage Trout Fly Fishing Stream Creel

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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL CENTER HOLE Bid Now »

VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL CENTER HOLE

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Vintage Canvas Steel Mesh Fly Fishing Creel H. j Collins Mfg Co Buy Now »

Vintage Canvas Steel Mesh Fly Fishing Creel H. j Collins Mfg Co

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Antique Vintage Fly Fishing Creel Wicker Woven Basket  BLUE HERON Bid Now »
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ANTIQUE CANVAS CREEL 1943 Bid Now » Buy Now »

ANTIQUE CANVAS CREEL 1943

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

Vintage Creel Fly Fishing Wicker Weave Leather Basket w/ Shoulder Strap

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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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JOHN CLARK SADDLERY LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL ? Bid Now »

JOHN CLARK SADDLERY LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL ?

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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL OLD CABIN HUNTING DECOR & BAIT METAL BOX TIN Bid Now »

VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL OLD CABIN HUNTING DECOR & BAIT METAL BOX TIN

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Fishing Basket Creel with long strap and metal twist closure Buy Now »

Fishing Basket Creel with long strap and metal twist closure

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vintage fishing creel NR

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel 1930's-40's-50's with Strap Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel 1930's-40's-50's with Strap

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Old English Style Fishing Creel and Stool  Bid Now » Buy Now »

Old English Style Fishing Creel and Stool

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Vintage fishing creel Bid Now »

Vintage fishing creel

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Vintage Fishing Creel Wicker, Leather Shoulder Strap Bid Now »

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BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE Fishing Creel with Leather Strap & Corners  #16 Buy Now »

BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE Fishing Creel with Leather Strap & Corners #16

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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL Bid Now »

VINTAGE FISHING CREEL

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FISHING CREEL - ANTIQUE - ONE OF A KIND! Buy Now »

FISHING CREEL - ANTIQUE - ONE OF A KIND!

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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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Antique Fishing Creel Splint Weave Basket Tin Lined Opening Nails Bid Now »

Antique Fishing Creel Splint Weave Basket Tin Lined Opening Nails

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Vintage Fishing Creel/Stool,Pack ,Picnic Basket DayTrip CarryAll& Leather Strap Bid Now »
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Vintage Fishing Creel/Stool,Pack ,Picnic Basket DayTrip CarryAll& Leather Strap

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Vintage Wicker /  Leather Fly Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker / Leather Fly Fishing Creel

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

Fishing Creel leather and wicker Trout Kreel British Hong Kong

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Vintage Danielson Canvas Fishing Creel Made in U.S.A. Bid Now »

Vintage Danielson Canvas Fishing Creel Made in U.S.A.

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ANTIQUE VINTAGE WICKER LEATHER FISHING CREEL Bid Now »

ANTIQUE VINTAGE WICKER LEATHER FISHING CREEL

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RARE Unusual Vintage Tiny Fishing Creel Wicker Woven Miniature Mini Bait Box Bid Now »

RARE Unusual Vintage Tiny Fishing Creel Wicker Woven Miniature Mini Bait Box

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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL W/ FISH PAPERWEIGHT HEAVY BRONZE CAST METAL MCA Bid Now »

VINTAGE FISHING CREEL W/ FISH PAPERWEIGHT HEAVY BRONZE CAST METAL MCA

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Vintage Wicker And Leather Fly Fishing Creel With Leather Harness Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker And Leather Fly Fishing Creel With Leather Harness

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Arapaho Wicker Trout Fishing Creel/Basket Bid Now »

Arapaho Wicker Trout Fishing Creel/Basket

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RARE Vintage French Mesh Wire Fisherman's Fishing Basket Creel France Hanging Bid Now »

RARE Vintage French Mesh Wire Fisherman's Fishing Basket Creel France Hanging

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LARGE Antique/Vintage Hand-Made FISHING CREEL/Basket Weave Bid Now »

LARGE Antique/Vintage Hand-Made FISHING CREEL/Basket Weave

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Vintage Fishing Creel Rattan Wicker Basket with Ruler& Handle -Danielson- NOS Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Rattan Wicker Basket with Ruler& Handle -Danielson- NOS

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+ Vintage Wicker, Wood & Leather Fishing Creel Basket w. Net Bid Now » Buy Now »

+ Vintage Wicker, Wood & Leather Fishing Creel Basket w. Net

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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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* Antique Handcrafted Wicker Fishing Creel Basket Bid Now » Buy Now »

* Antique Handcrafted Wicker Fishing Creel Basket

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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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EARLY Birch Bark Fishing Creel Adirondack Iroquois or Algonquin Bid Now »

EARLY Birch Bark Fishing Creel Adirondack Iroquois or Algonquin

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Vintage woven Creel Buy Now »

Vintage woven Creel

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel No  Lid Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel No Lid

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