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 ANTIQUE WICKER AND LEATHER CREEL BASKET Bid Now »

VINTAGE ANTIQUE WICKER AND LEATHER CREEL BASKET

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Vintage Fly Fishing Wicker Leather Creel with Harness -Wonderful! Buy Now »

Vintage Fly Fishing Wicker Leather Creel with Harness -Wonderful!

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Old Antique Wicker Fishing Creel ~ Great for Decorating Bid Now » Buy Now »

Old Antique Wicker Fishing Creel ~ Great for Decorating

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 Antique Vintage Wicker Purse Fishing Creel Basket Cabin Decor w/handles Buy Now »

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Vintage Rustic Primitive Wicker Fishing Creel / Basket w/ Leather Strap Buy Now »

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GORGEOUS OLD BEAUTIFUL Fishing Creel Made of Wicker and Leather Trim + Handle Buy Now »

GORGEOUS OLD BEAUTIFUL Fishing Creel Made of Wicker and Leather Trim + Handle

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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL WITH LEATHER STRAPS AND GREAT FISH HEAD CLOSURE Bid Now »

VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL WITH LEATHER STRAPS AND GREAT FISH HEAD CLOSURE

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CREEL Vintage Fishing  Fabric Straps No Damages Bid Now »

CREEL Vintage Fishing Fabric Straps No Damages

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USED SOUTH BEND CANVAS POLAR CREEL - FOR FISHING AND FISH Buy Now »

USED SOUTH BEND CANVAS POLAR CREEL - FOR FISHING AND FISH

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Wicker Fishing Creel W/Leather Borders Bid Now » Buy Now »

Wicker Fishing Creel W/Leather Borders

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OLD ANTIQUE HAND MADE PAINTED WOOD FISHING CREEL FOR RUSTIC CABIN LODGE DECOR Buy Now »
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OLD ANTIQUE HAND MADE PAINTED WOOD FISHING CREEL FOR RUSTIC CABIN LODGE DECOR

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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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Vintage Wicker & Leather Fishing Creel Basket Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker & Leather Fishing Creel Basket

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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL BASKET WITH POUCH Bid Now »

VINTAGE FISHING CREEL BASKET WITH POUCH

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ROGUE RIVER FISHING CREEL - Plastic  Creel with Harness - used Buy Now »

ROGUE RIVER FISHING CREEL - Plastic Creel with Harness - used

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Antique Fishing Creel Made of Wicker with Handle Ready to Use or For Decoration Buy Now »

Antique Fishing Creel Made of Wicker with Handle Ready to Use or For Decoration

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Vintage Trout Creel with original leather strap and Old Wood Fishing Net Buy Now »

Vintage Trout Creel with original leather strap and Old Wood Fishing Net

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Vintage Hand Woven Trout Fishing Creel Basket w/ Leather Shoulder Harness Bid Now »

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Old Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Bag/Handbag Vinyl Lined 16" x 10" x 7" Buy Now »

Old Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Bag/Handbag Vinyl Lined 16" x 10" x 7"

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Willow Creel Wicker Fly Fishing Basket Hand Bag Cabin Decor Salix Alba Retro Buy Now »

Willow Creel Wicker Fly Fishing Basket Hand Bag Cabin Decor Salix Alba Retro

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VINTAGE ANTIQUE WICKER FLY FISHING CREEL TROUT BASKET BEAUTIFUL CONDITION  L@@K Bid Now »

VINTAGE ANTIQUE WICKER FLY FISHING CREEL TROUT BASKET BEAUTIFUL CONDITION L@@K

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WICKER/RATAN FISHING CREEL, VG TO EXL. Bid Now »

WICKER/RATAN FISHING CREEL, VG TO EXL.

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Ogden Smiths, Ltd? Canvas Fish Creel w/Brass Bottom and Canvas Fly Wallet Buy Now »
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Antique Fishing Creel Camel Creel Chair all original Leather Buy Now »

Antique Fishing Creel Camel Creel Chair all original Leather

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Vintage Bamboo Fishing Creel--nice old Trout Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Bamboo Fishing Creel--nice old Trout Creel

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Basket / Wicker Fishing Basket Buy Now »

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Vintage Lyons & Coulson Canvas Two Pocket Fish Creel Buy Now »
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Vintage Unmarked Canvas Fishing Accessory/Fish Creel Buy Now »
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Fish Creel Bid Now »

Fish Creel

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Vintage Collapsible Wire Mesh Fish Basket Creel Spring Door Tackle Bait Minnow Buy Now »

Vintage Collapsible Wire Mesh Fish Basket Creel Spring Door Tackle Bait Minnow

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Antique - Wicker & Leather - Fishing Creel - Found at Lake Tahoe - Nice Display Buy Now »
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Antique French Fishing Wicker Basket Creel Bid Now » Buy Now »

Antique French Fishing Wicker Basket Creel

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Vintage White Stag Canvas Fish Creel Bid Now »

Vintage White Stag Canvas Fish Creel

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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 BRITISH HONG KONG WICKER LEATHER FISHING CREEL W/ RULER Bid Now »

VINTAGE BRITISH HONG KONG WICKER LEATHER FISHING CREEL W/ RULER

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FISHING  CREEL  OLD Bid Now » Buy Now »

FISHING CREEL OLD

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Vintage Shakespeare creel/Never been used Bid Now »

Vintage Shakespeare creel/Never been used

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Vintage antique CORNACOPIA, horn of plenty, wicker, creel, basket, rattan, nice Buy Now »

Vintage antique CORNACOPIA, horn of plenty, wicker, creel, basket, rattan, nice

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WICKER  FISHING CREEL FROM COLORADO, ANGLER SUPPLY Bid Now »

WICKER FISHING CREEL FROM COLORADO, ANGLER SUPPLY

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Vintage Fishing Creel - Wicker and Leather Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel - Wicker and Leather

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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 VERY RARE CREEL NET BAG BASKET FISHING FISH UNIQUE WITH EAGLE LEATHER Buy Now »
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VINTAGE VERY RARE CREEL NET BAG BASKET FISHING FISH UNIQUE WITH EAGLE LEATHER

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Decorative Woven Trout Basket River Creek Cottage Cabin Decor Buy Now »

Decorative Woven Trout Basket River Creek Cottage Cabin Decor

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Vintage Fine Weaved WICKER TROUT FISHING CREEL w Decorative Hasp + Measure Rule Buy Now »
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VTG Woven FISHING BASKET Creel leather edging fisherman decor brown 15.5" long Buy Now »
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VTG Woven FISHING BASKET Creel leather edging fisherman decor brown 15.5" long

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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING BASKET Buy Now »

VINTAGE WICKER FISHING BASKET

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VINTAGE WICKER LEATHER UNUSED FLY FISHING CREEL TROUT BASKET Bid Now »

VINTAGE WICKER LEATHER UNUSED FLY FISHING CREEL TROUT BASKET

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VINTAGE Adirondack Fishing Creel Backpack Woven Willow Basket Straps Cabin Fish Bid Now »

VINTAGE Adirondack Fishing Creel Backpack Woven Willow Basket Straps Cabin Fish

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Decorative Split Willow Creel 16" - Fly Fishing Buy Now »

Decorative Split Willow Creel 16" - Fly Fishing

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