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 ORIGINAL ENGLISH, ENGLAND FISHING CREEL WOVEN BASKET, 1920 #3 Buy Now »

ANTIQUE ORIGINAL ENGLISH, ENGLAND FISHING CREEL WOVEN BASKET, 1920 #3

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ANTIQUE ORIGINAL ENGLISH, ENGLAND FISHING CREEL WOVEN BASKET, 1920 #2 Buy Now »

ANTIQUE ORIGINAL ENGLISH, ENGLAND FISHING CREEL WOVEN BASKET, 1920 #2

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ANTIQUE ORIGINAL ENGLISH, ENGLAND FISHING CREEL BASKET, 1920 #5 Buy Now »

ANTIQUE ORIGINAL ENGLISH, ENGLAND FISHING CREEL BASKET, 1920 #5

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Fishing Creel Basket 12" by 10" large Bid Now »

Fishing Creel Basket 12" by 10" large

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Vintage Mid to Late1800's Fishing Creel Buy Now »

Vintage Mid to Late1800's Fishing Creel

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CORK  with leather  Strap  Natural  Decoration Fish/Rustic Decor- Basket   Bid Now »

CORK with leather Strap Natural Decoration Fish/Rustic Decor- Basket

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Vintage Wicker & Leather Fly Fishing Trout Fish Creel Basket Pouch Fishing Buy Now »

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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL BASKET 17'' x 7'' x 7''  WITH STURDY STRAP Buy Now »

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Antique / Vintage Wicker Basket Trout Fly Fish Fisherman Fishing Creel Bid Now » Buy Now »

Antique / Vintage Wicker Basket Trout Fly Fish Fisherman Fishing Creel

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Vintage White Stag Canvas Fish Creel Bid Now »

Vintage White Stag Canvas Fish Creel

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Vintage Fishing Creel Wicker Basket GREAT LOOK LARGE LID HAS SOME DAMAGE FR. SH. Bid Now »
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Vintage Fishing Creel Wicker Basket GREAT LOOK LARGE LID HAS SOME DAMAGE FR. SH.

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Vintage Wicker Woven Creel Fly Fishing Basket Top on Sliding Rope 12"x8" Buy Now »
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FISHSACK Big Fish Backpack Creel Buy Now »

FISHSACK Big Fish Backpack Creel

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Decrative Fishing Creel Buy Now »

Decrative Fishing Creel

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Vintage Unmarked Trout Creel Buy Now »

Vintage Unmarked Trout Creel

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Vtg wicker fishing basket w Lures, Lines, Reel Oil, abercrombie fitch, Leaders + Bid Now »
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Trout Creel  and Wood Net Bid Now »

Trout Creel and Wood Net

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Antique Fishing Creel Camel Creel Chair all original Leather Bid Now » Buy Now »

Antique Fishing Creel Camel Creel Chair all original Leather

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Small Fishing Creel Basket Floral Holder Display Fish Picnic Carrier Closure Buy Now »

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Vintage Native American Fishing Creel Buy Now »

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Wicker Fishing Creel Basket W/ Long  Canvas Strap Leather Clasp Bid Now »

Wicker Fishing Creel Basket W/ Long Canvas Strap Leather Clasp

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Custom Made Nelson Fishing Creel Buy Now »

Custom Made Nelson Fishing Creel

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WICKER  FISHING CREEL FROM COLORADO, ANGLER SUPPLY Bid Now »

WICKER FISHING CREEL FROM COLORADO, ANGLER SUPPLY

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REP Willow & Leather Fishing   CReel  1505 Buy Now »
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REP Willow & Leather Fishing CReel 1505

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Basket Cabin Camp Decor 16" Buy Now »

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Vintage American Hand Woven Fishing Creel. Dark Tone Fishing Basket. Buy Now »

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2 Fishing Creel Wicker Baskets w straps Fly Fish Old Vintage Fishermans Decor Buy Now »

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Fishing Creel, Vintage, Wicker, Fly Fishing, Decor, Antique Bid Now »

Fishing Creel, Vintage, Wicker, Fly Fishing, Decor, Antique

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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING BASKET Bid Now » Buy Now »

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VINTAGE/ANTIQUE FISHING CREEL FOR RESTORATION Bid Now »

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EARLY VINTAGE WICKER & LEATHER  FISHING CREEL  BASKET 14"X7"×9" NICE LOOK! Buy Now »
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Antique Fishing Creel and Fly Wallet for Fisherman Cave Bid Now »

Antique Fishing Creel and Fly Wallet for Fisherman Cave

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VINTAGE, FRESH WATER, WOVEN ,REED, FISHERMAN'S CREEL Buy Now »

VINTAGE, FRESH WATER, WOVEN ,REED, FISHERMAN'S CREEL

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Antique Fishing Creel COX with custom leather strap Bid Now »

Antique Fishing Creel COX with custom leather strap

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Vintage Fly Fishing Antique Fish Creel 1920's-1930's with Harness Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage Fly Fishing Antique Fish Creel 1920's-1930's with Harness

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Antique Fishing Creel Split Willow Buy Now »

Antique Fishing Creel Split Willow

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VINTAGE FISHING WICKER BASKET CREEL~~ Bid Now »

VINTAGE FISHING WICKER BASKET CREEL ~ ~

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Vintage Handled Creel or Bait Covered Basket Buy Now »

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Fishing Creel, Vintage, With Contents Bid Now »

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Wicker Fly Fishing Creel With Broad Strap Very Good Condition See Photos! Buy Now »
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Wicker Fly Fishing Creel With Broad Strap Very Good Condition See Photos!

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

INTERESTING OLD BEAUTIFUL Fishing Creel Made of Wicker and Leather Trim + Belt

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Very Nice Vintage Creel Basket British Hong Kong Ruler Leather & Wicker Fishing Bid Now »

Very Nice Vintage Creel Basket British Hong Kong Ruler Leather & Wicker Fishing

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6 - Jumbo Canvas Creel  Fishing Bags. Buy Now »

6 - Jumbo Canvas Creel Fishing Bags.

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ANTIQUE VINTAGE FISHING EQUIPMENT LOT! CREEL,Bait boxes, Flies, Pocket Box Bid Now »

ANTIQUE VINTAGE FISHING EQUIPMENT LOT! CREEL,Bait boxes, Flies, Pocket Box

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Fishing Creel Vintage Bid Now »

Fishing Creel Vintage

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GEORGE LAWRENCE #6 CREEL WITH SHOULDER HARNESS CIRCA 1930'S Buy Now »

GEORGE LAWRENCE #6 CREEL WITH SHOULDER HARNESS CIRCA 1930'S

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Fishing Creel Basket Fishing Rustic Storage Coin Accessories Jewelry Box Small Bid Now »
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Fishing Creel Basket Fishing Rustic Storage Coin Accessories Jewelry Box Small

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The Art of the Creel - by Hugh Chatham and Don McClain Buy Now »

The Art of the Creel - by Hugh Chatham and Don McClain

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