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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ANTIQUE VINTAGE WICKER FLY FISHING CANOE CREEL / Oar ROW BOAT CREEL for rod reel Buy Now »

ANTIQUE VINTAGE WICKER FLY FISHING CANOE CREEL / Oar ROW BOAT CREEL for rod reel

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The Fisherman's Wicker Fishing Creel With Shoulder Strap Gift Basket  Large (Lg) Buy Now »

The Fisherman's Wicker Fishing Creel With Shoulder Strap Gift Basket Large (Lg)

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Antique CREEL Wicker Fly Fishing Basket 12 x 5" x 8" Bid Now » Buy Now »

Antique CREEL Wicker Fly Fishing Basket 12 x 5" x 8"

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Vintage Wicker Fly Fishing Creel With Leather & Canvas Strap Buy Now »

Vintage Wicker Fly Fishing Creel With Leather & Canvas Strap

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OLD CANOE CREEL Buy Now »

OLD CANOE CREEL

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COLLECTIBLE GREEN CANVAS FISHING CREEL BAG Buy Now »
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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL WICKER & LEATHER EXCELLENT CONDITION RULER IN LEATHER Bid Now »

VINTAGE FISHING CREEL WICKER & LEATHER EXCELLENT CONDITION RULER IN LEATHER

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Pre WW2 All WICKER FISHING CREEL w Leather/Canvas Carrying Strap 13 x 6 x 7 Buy Now »
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Pre WW2 All WICKER FISHING CREEL w Leather/Canvas Carrying Strap 13 x 6 x 7

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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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Antique Fishing Creel with Guenuine Leather Strap & Ruler *Rare Estate Find* Bid Now »

Antique Fishing Creel with Guenuine Leather Strap & Ruler *Rare Estate Find*

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fishing creel...childrens Bid Now »

fishing creel...childrens

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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL / WICKER BASKET Bid Now »

VINTAGE FISHING CREEL / WICKER BASKET

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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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Vintage wicker fishing creel.  Is in really good shape except handle is missing. Bid Now »

Vintage wicker fishing creel. Is in really good shape except handle is missing.

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VINTAGE TROUT FISHING CREEL Bid Now »

VINTAGE TROUT FISHING CREEL

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Vintage Creel fishing basket fly fishing Buy Now »

Vintage Creel fishing basket fly fishing

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antique vintage fishing creel

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Vintage 4" Woven Side Basket for Your Basket- Fishing, Berry Picking, Decorative Bid Now »

Vintage 4" Woven Side Basket for Your Basket- Fishing, Berry Picking, Decorative

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Unused Ice House Creel Bid Now »

Unused Ice House Creel

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VERY  OLD SPLIT WILLOW CREEL..BEAUTIFUL CONDITION..NO RESERVE... Bid Now »

VERY OLD SPLIT WILLOW CREEL..BEAUTIFUL CONDITION..NO RESERVE...

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EXCELLENT - LEATHERED AND EMBOSSED VOIGT CREEL - SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - RARE Bid Now »

EXCELLENT - LEATHERED AND EMBOSSED VOIGT CREEL - SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - RARE

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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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EX!! - NICK MOUSEL (YAKIMA, WASHINGTON) FISHING CREEL - EX!! Bid Now »

EX!! - NICK MOUSEL (YAKIMA, WASHINGTON) FISHING CREEL - EX!!

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FISHING  - BASKET - BACK STRAPS - CREEL - DECOR Bid Now »

FISHING - BASKET - BACK STRAPS - CREEL - DECOR

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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL Bid Now »

VINTAGE FISHING CREEL

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VINTAGE, VERY OLD FISHERMAN'S WICKER CREEL WITH LEATHER HINGES Bid Now » Buy Now »

VINTAGE, VERY OLD FISHERMAN'S WICKER CREEL WITH LEATHER HINGES

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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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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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Vtg Fly Fishing Split Willow Creel Wicker Basket Utica Made Lure Tackle Antique Bid Now »

Vtg Fly Fishing Split Willow Creel Wicker Basket Utica Made Lure Tackle Antique

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

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

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UNUSUAL WOVEN FISHING CREEL BASKET WITH LEATHER & METAL FISH-SHAPED CLOSURE  Bid Now »

UNUSUAL WOVEN FISHING CREEL BASKET WITH LEATHER & METAL FISH-SHAPED CLOSURE

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Pre WW2 All WICKER FISHING CREEL w Original Canvas Carrying Strap 12 x 5 x 7 GC Buy Now »
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Pre WW2 All WICKER FISHING CREEL w Original Canvas Carrying Strap 12 x 5 x 7 GC

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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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Classic Large Boat Or Canoe Fishing Creel Fancy Latch Bid Now »

Classic Large Boat Or Canoe Fishing Creel Fancy Latch

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

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

VTG woven pack basket trapper fishing basket cabin camp decor Nice Rare

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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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RARE Vintage Turtle Trade Mark Fishing Creel Bid Now » Buy Now »

RARE Vintage Turtle Trade Mark Fishing Creel

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Vtg Fishing Creel Basket Woven Natural Tone Brown Wicker No Lid Dried Flowers Bid Now »

Vtg Fishing Creel Basket Woven Natural Tone Brown Wicker No Lid Dried Flowers

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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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 Wicker Fish Creel W/ Strap Wood Natural Fly Fishing Decoration Basket   Bid Now »

Wicker Fish Creel W/ Strap Wood Natural Fly Fishing Decoration Basket

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

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

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel w/ Leather Strap and Cloth Lining Made for Decor Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel w/ Leather Strap and Cloth Lining Made for Decor

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Antique Fish Creel in old green paint!!! Super!!! Buy Now »

Antique Fish Creel in old green paint!!! Super!!!

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Antique Fish Creel in old mellow varnish!!! Super!!! Buy Now »

Antique Fish Creel in old mellow varnish!!! Super!!!

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ANTIQUE VINTAGE WICKER LEATHER FISHING CREEL Bid Now »

ANTIQUE VINTAGE WICKER LEATHER FISHING CREEL

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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL~ LEATHER LID STRAPS~ CANVAS STRAP~REALLY NICE~ Buy Now »

VINTAGE FISHING CREEL ~ LEATHER LID STRAPS ~ CANVAS STRAP ~ REALLY NICE ~

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Fishing Creel Antique Vintage Woven Wicker With Strap and Fish Clasp Bid Now »

Fishing Creel Antique Vintage Woven Wicker With Strap and Fish Clasp

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Antique Wicker Fish Creel Basket Bid Now »

Antique Wicker Fish Creel Basket

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