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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Rare Oval Vintage French Galvanized Zinc Fishing Creel Bucket with Wood Handle Buy Now »

Rare Oval Vintage French Galvanized Zinc Fishing Creel Bucket with Wood Handle

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Vintage Antique Wicker Fishing Creel Basket    Bid Now »

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OLD ANTIQUE WICKER WITH WOOD TOP TROUT FISHING CREEL,GREAT DECORATION,VINTAGE Buy Now »

OLD ANTIQUE WICKER WITH WOOD TOP TROUT FISHING CREEL,GREAT DECORATION,VINTAGE

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Antique, Vintage Wicker Creel, Fly Fishing, Trout, Tackle Basket, Nice Condition Bid Now »

Antique, Vintage Wicker Creel, Fly Fishing, Trout, Tackle Basket, Nice Condition

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vintage fishing creel Bid Now »

vintage fishing creel

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NICE CLEAN EARLY (APX. 1915) LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL Bid Now »

NICE CLEAN EARLY (APX. 1915) LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL

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NICE CLEAN JOHN CLARK SADDLERY LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL Bid Now »

NICE CLEAN JOHN CLARK SADDLERY LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL

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NICE CLEAN LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET POCKETED CREEL Bid Now »

NICE CLEAN LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET POCKETED CREEL

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Vintage Fishing Creel or Basket - Leather Details - Lures - Large Strap Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel or Basket - Leather Details - Lures - Large Strap

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Frog Creel Net Buy Now »

Frog Creel Net

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Vintage Wicker and Leather Fly Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker and Leather Fly 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 Leather and Wicker Fishing Creel w/ Shoulder Strap - British Hong Kong Buy Now »

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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL BASKET WITH ATTACHED STORAGE COMPARTMENT Bid Now » Buy Now »

VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL BASKET WITH ATTACHED STORAGE COMPARTMENT

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ANTIQUE TROUT FISHING CREEL Bid Now » Buy Now »

ANTIQUE TROUT FISHING CREEL

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VINTAGE TROUT FISHING CREEL

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ANTIQUE VINTAGE FISHING EQUIPMENT LOT! CREEL, NETS, BOBBERS, FISH NICE DISPLAY 4 Buy Now »

ANTIQUE VINTAGE FISHING EQUIPMENT LOT! CREEL, NETS, BOBBERS, FISH NICE DISPLAY 4

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ANTIQUE VINTAGE FISHING EQUIPMENT LOT!! CREEL, NETS, BOBBERS, FISH! NICE DISPLAY Buy Now »

ANTIQUE VINTAGE FISHING EQUIPMENT LOT!! CREEL, NETS, BOBBERS, FISH! NICE DISPLAY

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ANTIQUE VINTAGE FISHING EQUIPMENT LOT! CREEL, NET, BOBBERS, FISH NICE DISPLAY 3 Buy Now »

ANTIQUE VINTAGE FISHING EQUIPMENT LOT! CREEL, NET, BOBBERS, FISH NICE DISPLAY 3

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Antique Primitive Old Black Paint Fishing Creel Fish Hunt Trapper Splint Basket Bid Now »

Antique Primitive Old Black Paint Fishing Creel Fish Hunt Trapper Splint Basket

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Vintage Wicker Made in British Hong Kong Fishing Creel with Strap Buy Now »

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Antique,Vintage Wicker Creel Fly Fishing,Trout Tackle Basket Bid Now » Buy Now »
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Antique,Vintage Wicker Creel Fly Fishing,Trout Tackle Basket

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UNUSED Vintage Danielson Canvas Fly Fishing Shoulder Bag Canvas Creel Polarcreel Buy Now »

UNUSED Vintage Danielson Canvas Fly Fishing Shoulder Bag Canvas Creel Polarcreel

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Vintage Fishing Creel "Frog Creel" Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel "Frog Creel"

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OVAL WOVEN BASKET WITH LID & WOVEN CLOSER, BROWN CLOTH STRAP & 3 WOOD FISH -EXC Bid Now »

OVAL WOVEN BASKET WITH LID & WOVEN CLOSER, BROWN CLOTH STRAP & 3 WOOD FISH -EXC

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vintage wicker fishing basket Bid Now »

vintage wicker fishing basket

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Vintage Fly Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Fly Fishing Creel

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Vintage Inox Oval Shaped Collapsible Wire Mesh Fish Basket Creel   France   A11 Buy Now »

Vintage Inox Oval Shaped Collapsible Wire Mesh Fish Basket Creel France A11

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Older FISHING CREEL - Wicker and Leather Fishing Basket with Canvas Strap - AsIs Buy Now »

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

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VINTAGE OLD WICKER & LEATHER FISHING CREEL Buy Now »

VINTAGE OLD WICKER & LEATHER FISHING CREEL

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Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Fishing Creel

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Decorative Fly Fishing Wicker Fishing Creel Basket 2000 R.W. Fountaine Mail Box? Buy Now »

Decorative Fly Fishing Wicker Fishing Creel Basket 2000 R.W. Fountaine Mail Box?

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Antigue TROUT fishing basket with Leather trim Bid Now »

Antigue TROUT fishing basket with Leather trim

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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL BASKET WITH LEATHER STRAP & BUCKLE Bid Now »

VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL BASKET WITH LEATHER STRAP & BUCKLE

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Vintage wicker? fishing creel  --no shoulder strap or latch Buy Now »

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vintage,  fishing creel    # 1194 Buy Now »

vintage, fishing creel # 1194

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Vintage 1950's Bur-Tex Olive Drab Canvas & Brass Fly Fishing Creel Buy Now »

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Vintage Mid to Late1800's Fishing Creel Buy Now »

Vintage Mid to Late1800's Fishing Creel

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Vintage Basket Creel Made In British Hong Kong Buy Now »
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Vintage Wicker Basket & Leather Fishing Creel With Handle + leather pole holder Buy Now »

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Antique Vintage Woven Wicker Creel Fishing Basket Leather Canvas Strap Embossed Buy Now »

Antique Vintage Woven Wicker Creel Fishing Basket Leather Canvas Strap Embossed

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Large Old Tight Weave Creel Buy Now »

Large Old Tight Weave Creel

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Antique 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 WICKER AND LEATHER FISH CREEL - ANTIQUE Bid Now »

VINTAGE WICKER AND LEATHER FISH CREEL - ANTIQUE

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VINTAGE LARGE LEATHER TRIMMED SPLIT WILLOW FISHING CREEL / BASKET Buy Now »

VINTAGE LARGE LEATHER TRIMMED SPLIT WILLOW FISHING CREEL / BASKET

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VINTAGE OLD FISHING CREEL BASKET With detail work Buy Now »

VINTAGE OLD FISHING CREEL BASKET With detail work

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Vintage Antique Wicker Leather Strap Fly Fishing Creel Basket Trout OLD Bid Now »

Vintage Antique Wicker Leather Strap Fly Fishing Creel Basket Trout OLD

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