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 SALESMAN SAMPLE ? FISHING CREEL Buy Now »

VINTAGE SALESMAN SAMPLE ? FISHING CREEL

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

Decorative Split Willow Creel 16" - Fly Fishing

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Beautiful Vintage SAMPY Select Willow Fish Creel   Bid Now »
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Beautiful Vintage SAMPY Select Willow Fish Creel

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RARE PORTLAND OREGON FISHING CREEL BASKET & TACKLE  - VINTAGE KNIFE, LURES ETC Buy Now »

RARE PORTLAND OREGON FISHING CREEL BASKET & TACKLE - VINTAGE KNIFE, LURES ETC

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Antique Vtg Wicker Fishing Creel Leather Strap Trout Kreel Hong Kong Ruler 16" L Bid Now »

Antique Vtg Wicker Fishing Creel Leather Strap Trout Kreel Hong Kong Ruler 16" L

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Vintage Large English Grapevine French Weave European  Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Large English Grapevine French Weave European Fishing Creel

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Vintage 1940s International Trading Company Whole Wicker Pigskin Fishing Creel Buy Now »

Vintage 1940s International Trading Company Whole Wicker Pigskin Fishing Creel

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Vintage RATTAN Fishing Creel / BACKPACK Basket Excellent Condition Bid Now »

Vintage RATTAN Fishing Creel / BACKPACK Basket Excellent Condition

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Vintage Nick Moesel Yakima Lowboy Whole Wicker Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Nick Moesel Yakima Lowboy Whole Wicker Fishing Creel

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Vintage Eastern Brook Trout Metal Latch Spring Trap Door Wood lid Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Eastern Brook Trout Metal Latch Spring Trap Door Wood lid Fishing Creel

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Fly Fishing Creel Vintage Fishing Equipment Bid Now »

Fly Fishing Creel Vintage Fishing Equipment

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Antique WICKER FISHING BASKET CREEL Wood carved emblem. Edgewater Lodge Bid Now »

Antique WICKER FISHING BASKET CREEL Wood carved emblem. Edgewater Lodge

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Rustic  Decor Fishing Creel Woven Basket withfishing rod/jacket attachments Bid Now »

Rustic Decor Fishing Creel Woven Basket withfishing rod/jacket attachments

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Antique Wicker & Leather Fly Fishing Creel Basket 15" x 12" x 4" Cabin Decor Bid Now »

Antique Wicker & Leather Fly Fishing Creel Basket 15" x 12" x 4" Cabin Decor

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Basket Creel leather   (Taco Made in Occupied Japan) Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Fishing Basket Creel leather (Taco Made in Occupied Japan)

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Great Vintage Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Great Vintage Fishing Creel

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VINTAGE HANDMADE CANE WICKER FISHING CREEL BASKET WITH WOOD FISH LEATHER STRAP Bid Now »

VINTAGE HANDMADE CANE WICKER FISHING CREEL BASKET WITH WOOD FISH LEATHER STRAP

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Vintage Fishing Creel Hand Made & Carved Unique Wooden Latch kreel  3E Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Hand Made & Carved Unique Wooden Latch kreel 3E

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Antique Fishing Creel Wicker & Leather - Large - *OLD* Bid Now »

Antique Fishing Creel Wicker & Leather - Large - *OLD*

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Vintage Fishing Creel Wicker Wood Peg Locking System Green Color Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Wicker Wood Peg Locking System Green Color

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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL WICKER WOVEN FISH BASKET W/ LEATHER STRAP Bid Now »

VINTAGE FISHING CREEL WICKER WOVEN FISH BASKET W/ LEATHER STRAP

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Vintage Fishing Creel made in British Hong Kong Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel made in British Hong Kong

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RARE ANTIQUE VINTAGE Wicker FISHING CREEL BASKET **as found** Bid Now »

RARE ANTIQUE VINTAGE Wicker FISHING CREEL BASKET **as found**

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Antique Old Leather Straw Fly Fishing Basket Fishing Creel Satchel Pouch Case Bid Now » Buy Now »

Antique Old Leather Straw Fly Fishing Basket Fishing Creel Satchel Pouch Case

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LOT OF 2 VINTAGE TROUT CREEL WOVEN WICKER BASKETS Bid Now »

LOT OF 2 VINTAGE TROUT CREEL WOVEN WICKER BASKETS

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Canvasback Split Willow Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Canvasback Split Willow Fishing Creel

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VINTAGE WOVEN WICKER FISHING CREEL Bid Now »

VINTAGE WOVEN WICKER FISHING CREEL

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VINTAGE WICKER AND LEATHER FISHING CREEL Bid Now »

VINTAGE WICKER AND LEATHER FISHING CREEL

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VINTAGE   CREEL strap Bid Now »

VINTAGE CREEL strap

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Vintage 1950s/1960s Fishing Creel Really Nice! original price tag intact $3.50 Buy Now »

Vintage 1950s/1960s Fishing Creel Really Nice! original price tag intact $3.50

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Vintage Fishing Creel Basket Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Basket

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Vintage Fishing Creel Basket Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Basket

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Fishing CREEL Wicker Older Bid Now »

Fishing CREEL Wicker Older

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Vintage Creel Wicker fishing basket Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage Creel Wicker fishing basket

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Antique Vintage Creel Japanese Oriental Asian Bamboo Wood Fly Fishing Basket Bid Now »

Antique Vintage Creel Japanese Oriental Asian Bamboo Wood Fly Fishing Basket

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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 Brown Fishing Creel - Wicker with Peg Locking System.  Great condition! Bid Now »

Vintage Brown Fishing Creel - Wicker with Peg Locking System. Great condition!

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China Vintage Fishing Creel  Basket  with Lid 8X9X4 Beautiful Condition Bid Now »

China Vintage Fishing Creel Basket with Lid 8X9X4 Beautiful Condition

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VINTAGE WICKER FISH BASKET ANTIQUE TROUT FISHING CREEL Bid Now »

VINTAGE WICKER FISH BASKET ANTIQUE TROUT FISHING CREEL

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Wicker Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Wicker Fishing Creel

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel

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Frog Creel Net Buy Now »

Frog Creel Net

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Rare Vintage French Wire Mesh Fisherman's Fishing Basket Creel ~ Made in France Buy Now »

Rare Vintage French Wire Mesh Fisherman's Fishing Basket Creel ~ Made in France

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Vintage Wicker Woven Fly Fishing Creel Backpack, Trapping Basket Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Woven Fly Fishing Creel Backpack, Trapping Basket

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MLDWOOD Wicker  Creel Decoration Fishing Basket Buy Now »

MLDWOOD Wicker Creel Decoration Fishing Basket

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Antique Fishing Creel, Box, Stool Bid Now »

Antique Fishing Creel, Box, Stool

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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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Vintage Wicker and Leather Fishing Basket Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker and Leather Fishing Basket Creel

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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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