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 fishing creel wicker leather trim  British Hong Kong Buy Now »

Vintage fishing creel wicker leather trim British Hong Kong

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Creel Leather Harness - Fly Fishing Buy Now »

Creel Leather Harness - Fly Fishing

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Vintage Woven Wicker Trout Basket Fly Fishing Creel No Leather Shoulder Belt Buy Now »

Vintage Woven Wicker Trout Basket Fly Fishing Creel No Leather Shoulder Belt

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Ornamental Miniature Creel Trout Wicker Fishishing Basket Bid Now »

Ornamental Miniature Creel Trout Wicker Fishishing Basket

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Vintage Fishing Creel Handmade by Bear River NS Native Chief John Gregory McEwan Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Handmade by Bear River NS Native Chief John Gregory McEwan

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1881 Abbey & Imbrie Novel Fish Basket Creel Scientific American Antique Buy Now »
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1881 Abbey & Imbrie Novel Fish Basket Creel Scientific American Antique

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EARLY SMALL CENTER HOLE  FRENCH WEAVE FISHING CREEL WITH HARNESS Bid Now »

EARLY SMALL CENTER HOLE FRENCH WEAVE FISHING CREEL WITH HARNESS

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Vintage MacMonies Willow Fishing Creel Mcmonies Bid Now »

Vintage MacMonies Willow Fishing Creel Mcmonies

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Fishing Creel Display Woven Wicker & Faux Leather W/Strap Cabin Decor Rustic Buy Now »

Fishing Creel Display Woven Wicker & Faux Leather W/Strap Cabin Decor Rustic

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Vintage Fly Fishing Wicker Trout Creel Great Shape   Buy Now »

Vintage Fly Fishing Wicker Trout Creel Great Shape

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Vintage Bamboo Fishing Creel with leather straps 14 inch base Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage Bamboo Fishing Creel with leather straps 14 inch base

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Vintage Wicker Fly Fishing Creel Basket Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Fly Fishing Creel Basket

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VINTAGE CANE FISHING CREEL=LARGE SIZE=CENTER HOLE=GREAT SHAPE=FREE SHIPPING Buy Now »
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Rare Vintage Copper Mesh Basket/Purse Small Fishing Creel Handmade Bid Now »

Rare Vintage Copper Mesh Basket/Purse Small Fishing Creel Handmade

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VTG FLY FISHING ANTIQUE TROUT CREEL LID FISH LATCH OLD DISPLAY PICTURE FRAME Buy Now »

VTG FLY FISHING ANTIQUE TROUT CREEL LID FISH LATCH OLD DISPLAY PICTURE FRAME

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Vintage 1940s creel wicker basket with shoulder strap fishing Buy Now »

Vintage 1940s creel wicker basket with shoulder strap fishing

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Vintage Wicker and leather trout Fishing creel ,Made in British Hong Kong Buy Now »
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Custom Made Nelson Fishing Creel Buy Now »

Custom Made Nelson Fishing Creel

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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL WITH LEATHER STRAP Bid Now »

VINTAGE FISHING CREEL WITH LEATHER STRAP

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South Bend Canvas Polar Creel  PC15 Fishing 15 Inch Buy Now »
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Vintage Wicker & Leather Fly Fishing Trout Fish Creel Basket Pouch Fishing Buy Now »

Vintage Wicker & Leather Fly Fishing Trout Fish Creel Basket Pouch Fishing

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Vintage Wicker Fly Fishing Trout Creel Basket With Strap Great Shape. Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Fly Fishing Trout Creel Basket With Strap Great Shape.

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FISHSACK Big Fish Backpack Creel Buy Now »

FISHSACK Big Fish Backpack Creel

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VINTAGE ROGUE RIVER FISHING CREEL EXCELLENT CONDITION PLASTIC MOLDED W STRAP Buy Now »
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VINTAGE ROGUE RIVER FISHING CREEL EXCELLENT CONDITION PLASTIC MOLDED W STRAP

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Vintage large Wicker Leather Fishing Creel with BAIT Can, Shoulder Strap Buy Now »

Vintage large Wicker Leather Fishing Creel with BAIT Can, Shoulder Strap

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ABU POUCH/CREEL FLAPPED BAG Bid Now »

ABU POUCH/CREEL FLAPPED BAG

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Wicker Fish Basket Creel Cage Vintage Willow Fishing Case Fisherman Traps Buy Now »

Wicker Fish Basket Creel Cage Vintage Willow Fishing Case Fisherman Traps

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel with Leather Accents Bid Now »

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Handmade Maine Made Split Reed Fishing Creel w/ Leather Straps Buy Now »

Handmade Maine Made Split Reed Fishing Creel w/ Leather Straps

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Antique Vintage Creel Fish Basket Leather Wicker with Pouch & Straps Cabin Decor Buy Now »

Antique Vintage Creel Fish Basket Leather Wicker with Pouch & Straps Cabin Decor

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VINTAGE WICKER / LEATHER FISHING CREEL BASKET Bid Now »

VINTAGE WICKER / LEATHER FISHING CREEL BASKET

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Fly fishing creel tie tack. GREAT stocking stuffer for the angler in your life! Bid Now »
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Fly fishing creel tie tack. GREAT stocking stuffer for the angler in your life!

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Vintage Adirondack Wicker Trout Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Adirondack Wicker Trout Fishing Creel

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Vintage Creel Fishing Wicker Basket with 2 Handles Buy Now »
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Vintage Wicker Backpack  Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Backpack Fishing Creel

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vintage fishing creel Buy Now »

vintage fishing creel

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Fish creel basket wicker pouch leather vintage old hunt Bass water old brown bag Buy Now »

Fish creel basket wicker pouch leather vintage old hunt Bass water old brown bag

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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 Fishing Creel Wicker Bulbous Clean Basket Buy Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Wicker Bulbous Clean Basket

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Vintage Fishing Creel, Garcia Reel, Line, Thermometer, Anglers Knots, Twistons  Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel, Garcia Reel, Line, Thermometer, Anglers Knots, Twistons 

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FISHING CREEL - Basket with leather trim - Worn Leather Harness - number 3 Buy Now »

FISHING CREEL - Basket with leather trim - Worn Leather Harness - number 3

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2x Wicker Fish Basket Fishing Creel Trout Perch Cage Tackle Box Home Decoration Buy Now »

2x Wicker Fish Basket Fishing Creel Trout Perch Cage Tackle Box Home Decoration

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Antique Wicker Fishing Creel Basket With 2 Antique Fishing Lures Buy Now »

Antique Wicker Fishing Creel Basket With 2 Antique Fishing Lures

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Vintage Willow and Leather Fishing Kreel/Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Willow and Leather Fishing Kreel/Creel

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Antique Vintage Fly Fishing Wicker Creel Basket w/ Shoulder Harness No Reserve Bid Now »

Antique Vintage Fly Fishing Wicker Creel Basket w/ Shoulder Harness No Reserve

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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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Vintage Wicker Leather Fishing Creel Made in Japan Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Leather Fishing Creel Made in Japan

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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL Buy Now »
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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL

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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL WICKER AND LEATHER Bid Now »

VINTAGE FISHING CREEL WICKER AND LEATHER

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Basket Buy Now »
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