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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BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE Fishing Creel with Leather Strap & Corners  #16 Buy Now »

BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE Fishing Creel with Leather Strap & Corners #16

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Vintage Creel Fishing Basket with Canvas Leather Strap Buy Now »

Vintage Creel Fishing Basket with Canvas Leather Strap

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Vintage Creel Fishing Basket

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    Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel w/ Leather Trim and Straps Wall Cabin Decor OLD Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel w/ Leather Trim and Straps Wall Cabin Decor OLD

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Geo Lawrence Supreme Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Geo Lawrence Supreme Fishing Creel

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Decorative Leather & Wicker Fishing Creel Basket Bid Now »

Decorative Leather & Wicker Fishing Creel Basket

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Antique Brown Fishing Creel With Lure and Strap Bid Now » Buy Now »

Antique Brown Fishing Creel With Lure and Strap

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Nice old leather fishing creel Bid Now »

Nice old leather fishing creel

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ANTIQUE FLY FISHING CREEL WICKER WOVEN BASKET LEATHER VINTAGE FOUND- NORTH IDAHO Bid Now »

ANTIQUE FLY FISHING CREEL WICKER WOVEN BASKET LEATHER VINTAGE FOUND- NORTH IDAHO

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Unique Vintage Weaved Fishing Creel   Old Antique Fish Bid Now » Buy Now »

Unique Vintage Weaved Fishing Creel Old Antique Fish

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Vintage Fishing Creel  Antique Fishing Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Antique Fishing

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Vintage Fishing Creel  Antique Fishing Lot 2 Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Antique Fishing Lot 2

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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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GREAT ANTIQUE WICKER FISHING CREEL WITH LEATHER HINGES/STRAP Bid Now »

GREAT ANTIQUE WICKER FISHING CREEL WITH LEATHER HINGES/STRAP

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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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Antique-Vintage Creel For Trout Fishing Bid Now »

Antique-Vintage Creel For Trout Fishing

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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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OLD FISHING CREEL FAINT TOOLED LEATHER GOOD CONDITION WITH LEATHER STRAPS USABLE Bid Now »

OLD FISHING CREEL FAINT TOOLED LEATHER GOOD CONDITION WITH LEATHER STRAPS USABLE

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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL NEEDS WICKER REPAIR Bid Now »

VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL NEEDS WICKER REPAIR

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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 Basket Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker and Leather Fishing Basket Creel

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Vintage Danielson Canvas Fishing Creel Made in U.S.A. Bid Now »

Vintage Danielson Canvas Fishing Creel Made in U.S.A.

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel 1930s-40s Buy Now »

Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel 1930s-40s

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Vintage/Antique Fishing Creel - Wicker Basket Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage/Antique Fishing Creel - Wicker Basket

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Vintage Ed Cumings fly fishing creel basket with leather straps, Flint, Michigan Bid Now »

Vintage Ed Cumings fly fishing creel basket with leather straps, Flint, Michigan

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UNIQUE BRASS CREEL MAILBOX  - FISHING CABIN VINTAGE Buy Now »

UNIQUE BRASS CREEL MAILBOX - FISHING CABIN VINTAGE

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Vintage George Lawrence Wicker Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Vintage George Lawrence Wicker Fishing Creel

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Vintage Fishing Creel/Stool Hunting Day Trip CarryAll/ Picnic with Leather Strap Bid Now »
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Vintage Fishing Creel/Stool Hunting Day Trip CarryAll/ Picnic with Leather Strap

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Vintage Trout Fishing Creel Made In British Hong Kong Wicker and Leather Bid Now »

Vintage Trout Fishing Creel Made In British Hong Kong Wicker and Leather

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 VINTAGE WICKER  FISHING CREEL, VERY GOOD CONDITION. Bid Now »

VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL, VERY GOOD CONDITION.

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VTG Olympic WICKER FISHING CREEL Old Store Stock LEATHER TRIM Pocket Ruler Fly Bid Now »

VTG Olympic WICKER FISHING CREEL Old Store Stock LEATHER TRIM Pocket Ruler Fly

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Fishing Creel seat tight wicker Bid Now » Buy Now »

Fishing Creel seat tight wicker

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

Fishing Creel leather and wicker Trout Kreel British Hong Kong

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Creel Leather Harness - Fly Fishing Buy Now »

Creel Leather Harness - Fly Fishing

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Classic Split Willow Creel w/ Leather Closure - 16" - Fly Fishing Buy Now »

Classic Split Willow Creel w/ Leather Closure - 16" - Fly Fishing

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

Decorative Split Willow Creel 16" - Fly Fishing

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Classic Split Willow Creel w/ Harness - 16" - Fly Fishing Buy Now »

Classic Split Willow Creel w/ Harness - 16" - Fly Fishing

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Antique Original Woven Wicker Bamboo Fishing Creel Vintage Country Farm House Buy Now »
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Antique Original Woven Wicker Bamboo Fishing Creel Vintage Country Farm House

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VINTAGE, NATIVE AMERICAN BIRCH BARK~TROUT FISHING CREEL~VERY HIGH QUALITY Bid Now »

VINTAGE, NATIVE AMERICAN BIRCH BARK ~ TROUT FISHING CREEL ~ VERY HIGH QUALITY

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Vintage Fishing Creel & Fish Planter Buy Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel & Fish Planter

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Vintage fishing creel, fish ruler, props open, adjustable strap, pockets w snaps Bid Now »

Vintage fishing creel, fish ruler, props open, adjustable strap, pockets w snaps

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Japanese  Freshwater Fishing Creel Traditional Handmade Unused Buy Now »

Japanese Freshwater Fishing Creel Traditional Handmade Unused

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

Vintage Hand Made Woven Eel or Fish Trap Basket Bamboo 14" Tall Creel

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EXCELLENT - LEATHERED A.E. NELSON LEAF EMBOSSED CREEL - SALEM, OREGON Bid Now »

EXCELLENT - LEATHERED A.E. NELSON LEAF EMBOSSED CREEL - SALEM, OREGON

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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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Antique CREEL Wicker & Leather Fly Fishing Basket w/ Strap, 9" x 18" x 12" Bid Now » Buy Now »

Antique CREEL Wicker & Leather Fly Fishing Basket w/ Strap, 9" x 18" x 12"

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Vintage Willow Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Willow Fishing Creel

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Vintage Willow Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Willow Fishing Creel

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Vintage Split Willow Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Split Willow Fishing Creel

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