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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LEATHER BOUND ANTIQUE FISHING CREEL WITH HARNESS Bid Now »

LEATHER BOUND ANTIQUE FISHING CREEL WITH HARNESS

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Vintage fishing creel with tight weave Bid Now »

Vintage fishing creel with tight weave

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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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Wicker  Fishing Basket Bid Now »

Wicker Fishing Basket

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Antique Vintage Fly Fishing Creel Wicker Woven Basket Leather Pouch with Ruler Bid Now »

Antique Vintage Fly Fishing Creel Wicker Woven Basket Leather Pouch with Ruler

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 Antique Vintage Fly Fishing Creel Wicker Woven Basket with Fish Clasp Bid Now »

Antique Vintage Fly Fishing Creel Wicker Woven Basket with Fish Clasp

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Vintage Large Asian Wicker Fishermen Fish Basket Creel Back Straps Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage Large Asian Wicker Fishermen Fish Basket Creel Back Straps

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 ANTIQUE 1920'S TROUT FISHING CREEL Buy Now »

ANTIQUE 1920'S TROUT FISHING CREEL

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Vintage Old Trout Creel Wicker, Leather & CANVAS Fly Fishing Creel Basket Bid Now »

Vintage Old Trout Creel Wicker, Leather & CANVAS Fly Fishing Creel Basket

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OLD CREEL IN NICE SHAPE Bid Now »

OLD CREEL IN NICE SHAPE

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Antique Vtg Old Wicker & Leather Fly Trout Fishing Creel Basket Home Cabin Decor Bid Now »

Antique Vtg Old Wicker & Leather Fly Trout Fishing Creel Basket Home Cabin Decor

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Fisherman's Trout Creel Wicker with Deco  Fish Net   Used  Excellent Condition Bid Now »

Fisherman's Trout Creel Wicker with Deco Fish Net Used Excellent Condition

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Vintage Old Trout Creel Wicker & Leather Fly Fishing Creel Basket Bid Now »

Vintage Old Trout Creel Wicker & Leather Fly Fishing Creel Basket

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

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Frog Creel Net Buy Now »

Frog Creel Net

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

Fishing Creel leather and wicker Trout Kreel British Hong Kong VintAge

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VINTAGE WOVEN WICKER FISHING CREEL Bid Now »

VINTAGE WOVEN WICKER FISHING CREEL

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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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VINTAGE  FISHING CREEL WICKER & LEATHER EXCELLENT CONDITION Buy Now »
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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL WICKER & LEATHER EXCELLENT CONDITION

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NICE ANTIQUE WICKER FISHING CREEL WITH LEATHER & CANVAS SHOULDER STRAP Bid Now »

NICE ANTIQUE WICKER FISHING CREEL WITH LEATHER & CANVAS SHOULDER STRAP

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Fly Fisherman Shoulder Bag Creel Bid Now »

Fly Fisherman Shoulder Bag Creel

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Vintage Rattan Fishing Creel Leather Trim Bid Now »
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Vintage Rattan Fishing Creel Leather Trim

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You are bidding on a VINTAGE WICKER & LEATHER FISH~FISHING BAIT CREEL BASKET Bid Now »

You are bidding on a VINTAGE WICKER & LEATHER FISH ~ FISHING BAIT CREEL BASKET

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Old Fly Fishing Creel From Montana - The Fly Fisherman's Pal - For Your Wall Bid Now »

Old Fly Fishing Creel From Montana - The Fly Fisherman's Pal - For Your Wall

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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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VINTAGE EUROPEAN ARCA FISHING SEAT, TACKLE BOX & CREEL, WOOD & WICKER Bid Now »

VINTAGE EUROPEAN ARCA FISHING SEAT, TACKLE BOX & CREEL, WOOD & WICKER

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Vintage Fishing Creel Basket Woven Wicker Antique 17069 Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Basket Woven Wicker Antique 17069

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VINTAGE ANTIQUE RARE FISHING CREEL WICKER BASKET OLD UNIQUE RARE TACKLE Bid Now »

VINTAGE ANTIQUE RARE FISHING CREEL WICKER BASKET OLD UNIQUE RARE TACKLE

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 Large Vintage Style Willow Creel With Shoulder Strap. Hinged Top. Lock Clasp. Bid Now »

Large Vintage Style Willow Creel With Shoulder Strap. Hinged Top. Lock Clasp.

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Vintage Hand Made Woven Eel or Fish Trap Basket 14 1/2" Tall Creel Buy Now »

Vintage Hand Made Woven Eel or Fish Trap Basket 14 1/2" Tall Creel

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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL IN EXCELLENT CONDITION Bid Now » Buy Now »

VINTAGE FISHING CREEL IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

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Vintage Wicker Large Fishing Creel, Found In Old Estate, Must See Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Large Fishing Creel, Found In Old Estate, Must See

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Vintage Fish Creel With Custom Top Rare 1940s Trout Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage Fish Creel With Custom Top Rare 1940s Trout

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FISHING CREEL FIGURINE  5"X5"  TRINKET BOX Bid Now » Buy Now »

FISHING CREEL FIGURINE 5"X5" TRINKET BOX

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Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Fishing Creel

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BEAUTIFUL RARE ANTIQUE VINTAGE WICKER & LEATHER FISHING CREEL ENGRAVED METAL LID Bid Now »

BEAUTIFUL RARE ANTIQUE VINTAGE WICKER & LEATHER FISHING CREEL ENGRAVED METAL LID

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Rustic Cabin Lodge Decor Fishing Creel Basket Bid Now »

Rustic Cabin Lodge Decor Fishing Creel Basket

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Vintage Fishing Creel Wicker Basket Leather Pouch with Ruler. Poor Condition. Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Wicker Basket Leather Pouch with Ruler. Poor Condition.

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Vintage Trout Creel Woven Wicker Very Nice Bid Now »

Vintage Trout Creel Woven Wicker Very Nice

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel

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Wicker Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Wicker Fishing Creel

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The  ArctiCreel   pre orvis?? trademark registered fish creel-- vintage-- Bid Now »

The ArctiCreel pre orvis?? trademark registered fish creel-- vintage--

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 wicker fishing creel  shoulder straps appears more modern 12 inches tall Bid Now »

wicker fishing creel shoulder straps appears more modern 12 inches tall

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Hand Carved Wooden Fishing Creel With Three Rainbow Trout, Wall Hanger Buy Now »

Hand Carved Wooden Fishing Creel With Three Rainbow Trout, Wall Hanger

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Birchbark Creel / Basket Ornament 4" Buy Now »
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Birchbark Creel / Basket Ornament 4"

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Vintage Canvas Fishing Creel Bag Bid Now »

Vintage Canvas Fishing Creel Bag

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vintage fishing creel Bid Now »

vintage fishing creel

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FISHING CREEL BASKET DOCSEIFERT ON BUCKLE Bid Now »

FISHING CREEL BASKET DOCSEIFERT ON BUCKLE

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Vintage Antique Fly Fishing Wicker Creel 14x8 1/2X6 inches Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage Antique Fly Fishing Wicker Creel 14x8 1/2X6 inches

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VINTAGE TROUT FLY FISHING WOVEN BASKET CREEL WICKER - Hand Made in India Bid Now »

VINTAGE TROUT FLY FISHING WOVEN BASKET CREEL WICKER - Hand Made in India

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