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 Metal fishing creel Maillinox made in France collectible man cave decor Bid Now »

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VTG Woven FISHING BASKET Creel leather edging fisherman decor brown 15.5" long Buy Now »
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Vintage Antique Wicker & Leather Fishing Creel Basket  Strap~1881 Bid Now »

Vintage Antique Wicker & Leather Fishing Creel Basket Strap ~ 1881

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VERY OLD - FISHING CREEL MY MOM'S Buy Now »

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Vintage Tightly Woven Split Willow Fishing Creel Basket Embossed Ruler Sheath Bid Now »

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VINTAGE OLD FLY FISHING CREEL TROUT BASKET W/ LEATHER & CANVAS SHOULDER STRAP Buy Now »

VINTAGE OLD FLY FISHING CREEL TROUT BASKET W/ LEATHER & CANVAS SHOULDER STRAP

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Vintage "Woven Straw-Trimmed in Faux Leather-FISHING BASKET CREEL" Nice! Bid Now »

Vintage "Woven Straw-Trimmed in Faux Leather-FISHING BASKET CREEL" Nice!

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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 »

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

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

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Antique Fly Fishing Creel Basket Bid Now »

Antique Fly Fishing Creel Basket

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Vintage Fishing Creel Buy Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel

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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL BASKET Buy Now »

VINTAGE FISHING CREEL BASKET

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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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Willow Creel with Web Strap Buy Now »

Willow Creel with Web Strap

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Early Fly Fishing Creel Wicker Basket British Hong Kong & Old Lures Bid Now »

Early Fly Fishing Creel Wicker Basket British Hong Kong & Old Lures

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VINTAGE WICKER W/ LEATHER FISHING CREEL Buy Now »

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Vintage Creel Leather Straw Woven Adult Straps Bid Now »

Vintage Creel Leather Straw Woven Adult Straps

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Early Vintage Wicker Basket Fishing Creel Leather Trim & Straps Clean for Age Bid Now » Buy Now »

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VINTAGE  CREEL  FISHING  BASKET Buy Now »

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Vintage NOS Fishing Creel Made of Wicker Bid Now »

Vintage NOS Fishing Creel Made of Wicker

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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL BASKET NICE TAJIMA SAMPY JAPAN Bid Now »

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Vintage Fishing Creel Woven Fish Basket Bag with Leather n Straps Made in Japan Bid Now »

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Vintage Early Wicker Fishing Creel with Handle in the Back! NO ISSUES!! Buy Now »

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VINTAGE TACA BRAND SPLIT WICKER LEATHER FISHING CREEL BASKET OCC JAPAN Buy Now »
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Fishing Creel - Freshwater - Can Attach to Belt  - Good -Possibly Homemade Buy Now »

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Antique Tight Weave Wicker & Leather Fishing Creel Basket Made in japan #14 Buy Now »

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Vintage CREEL Pflueger Golden West REEL Martin Collector Framed Picture 1 Buy Now »

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Vintage Fishing Creel Made of Wicker Ready to Use or For Decoration Buy Now »

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Vintage Metal Wire Mesh Fishing Crab Pot Basket Collapsible Nautical Tiered Buy Now »

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INTERESTING OLD BEAUTIFUL Fishing Creel Made of Wicker and Leather Trim Buy Now »

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Vtg MAILLINOX Wire Mesh Fish Basket/Creel Collapsible  FRANCE Bid Now »

Vtg MAILLINOX Wire Mesh Fish Basket/Creel Collapsible FRANCE

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Vintage Large Fly Fishing Wicker & Leather Creel Basket w/pouch & Ruler Buy Now »

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Vintage Wicker/Leather Fishing Creel Basket Buy Now »

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Vintage Wicker & Leather Fishing Creel Basket w/Ruler Made in British Hong Kong Bid Now »

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Vintage Creel Fishing woven wicker Basket  Fish Trout w/ Harness Antique Bid Now » Buy Now »

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Vintage Weaved Fishing Creel   Old Antique Fish Sport Buy Now »

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Vintage Clint Ishman Baxter Pa Wicker Wood Trout Fishing Creel Basket 12"x9"x5" Bid Now »

Vintage Clint Ishman Baxter Pa Wicker Wood Trout Fishing Creel Basket 12"x9"x5"

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Vintage Collis 20th Century Ventilated Fish Bag Old Cloth Fishing Creel Buy Now »
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Vintage Collis 20th Century Ventilated Fish Bag Old Cloth Fishing Creel

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Vintage Dolomit Brevettato Lunghezza Pesce Fishing Creel / Case Made in Italy Buy Now »

Vintage Dolomit Brevettato Lunghezza Pesce Fishing Creel / Case Made in Italy

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Vintage Trout Fishing Creel, 16"  x 9" x 7" Average condition Buy Now »

Vintage Trout Fishing Creel, 16" x 9" x 7" Average condition

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Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Fishing Creel

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Older FISHING CREEL- Wicker and Leather Fishing Basket with Canvas/leather Strap Bid Now »

Older FISHING CREEL- Wicker and Leather Fishing Basket with Canvas/leather Strap

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Vintage Wicker & Leather Fly Trout Fishing Creel, Large 18" Basket, Great Shape Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage Wicker & Leather Fly Trout Fishing Creel, Large 18" Basket, Great Shape

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Vintage Wire Stand-Up Fish Creel Basket 24" Wide 20" High - Unused!! Bid Now »

Vintage Wire Stand-Up Fish Creel Basket 24" Wide 20" High - Unused!!

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Vtg Wicker Basket Fishing Creel Leather Strap Maker? Livingston Manor NY Estate Buy Now »
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