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 Wicker Fishing Creel Basket Cabin Beach Decor Display Buy Now »

Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Basket Cabin Beach Decor Display

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Asian Thai Beautiful Classic Collectible Wicker Bamboo Creel Fisherman Traps Po Buy Now »
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Basket Rattan Basket Woven Fishing Hunting Berry Creel style shoulder strap Buy Now »

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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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Small  5 in high Wicker Fishing Creel Made very well salesman sample ? Bid Now »

Small 5 in high Wicker Fishing Creel Made very well salesman sample ?

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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL Buy Now »
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Antique Fish Creel

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Vintage Willow and Leather Fishing Kreel/Creel Buy Now »

Vintage Willow and Leather Fishing Kreel/Creel

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Antique large wicker fishing creel, leather and canvas strap, all original Bid Now »

Antique large wicker fishing creel, leather and canvas strap, all original

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Vintage ArctiCreel Self-Cooling Canvas Fisherman's Creel Bag 15" Buy Now »

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Vintage Fishing Creel Basket Wicker and Leather WITH Lyon & Coulson Canvas Strap Bid Now »

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Vintage Orvis Arcti Creel canvas fly fishing creel Bid Now »

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VINTAGE SPLIT WILLOW CONTOURED  FISHING CREEL,  FLY FISHING Bid Now »

VINTAGE SPLIT WILLOW CONTOURED FISHING CREEL, FLY FISHING

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vintage (1930's) wicker fish creel with original leather shoulder/waist straps Bid Now »
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ANTIQUE 1940's FLY-FISHING WICKER CREEL WITH ADJUSTABLE LEATHER SHOULDER STRAP Bid Now »

ANTIQUE 1940's FLY-FISHING WICKER CREEL WITH ADJUSTABLE LEATHER SHOULDER STRAP

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Basket With Leather Strap. Bid Now »
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Sears Roebuck & Co Antique Rayon Canvas Fishing Creel with tags - SUPER RARE Buy Now »
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Vintage FLY FISHERMAN Canvas Cloth Fishing Creel / Shoulder Bag Buy Now »

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antique wicker leather fly fishing Creel Bid Now »

antique wicker leather fly fishing Creel

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Vtg A E Nelson Fishing Creel & Shoulder Strap Split Willow Tooled Leather HTF Buy Now »

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Vintage Wicker and Leather Fly Fishing Creel with Leather Straps  Bid Now »

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Fishing Creel With Leather Trim - Excellent Condition Bid Now » Buy Now »

Fishing Creel With Leather Trim - Excellent Condition

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Vintage Early 20c Leather & Wicker Fishing Creel Basket w Pflueger Reel Bid Now »

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel with leather Shoulder Strap in storage 30+yrs Bid Now » Buy Now »

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Vintage Wicker Leather Fishing Basket with Shoulder Strap  British Hong Kong Bid Now » Buy Now »

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Vintage Fly Fishing Woven Basket Creel w/ Lid Cabin Cottage Man Cave Home Decor Buy Now »

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Antique Vintage Wicker & Leather Fishing Creel Basket With Vintage Trout Net Bid Now »

Antique Vintage Wicker & Leather Fishing Creel Basket With Vintage Trout Net

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Vintage Trout  Fishing  Creel   Bid Now »

Vintage Trout  Fishing  Creel  

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SCHIESWIGER TAUWARKE FISHING CREEL/BAG (1994) IN EXCELLENT SHAPE FOR SALE Bid Now »

SCHIESWIGER TAUWARKE FISHING CREEL/BAG (1994) IN EXCELLENT SHAPE FOR SALE

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Antique FISHING CREEL WICKER FISHERMAN BASKET Wall Cabin Cottage Decor Buy Now »
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Antique FISHING CREEL WICKER FISHERMAN BASKET Wall Cabin Cottage Decor

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Antique Japanese Sampy#16 Fishing Creel Buy Now »

Antique Japanese Sampy#16 Fishing Creel

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

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Arcticreel Self-Cooling Canvas Fisherman's Creel Bag &Tackle Pouch Buy Now »

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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL HANDWOVEN BASKET Bid Now »

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VINTAGE ANTIQUE WICKER & LEATHER FISHING CREEL SHOULDER STRAP FLY FISH BASKET Bid Now »

VINTAGE ANTIQUE WICKER & LEATHER FISHING CREEL SHOULDER STRAP FLY FISH BASKET

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Vintage Wicker and Leather Fishing Creel Canvas Strap British Hong Cong Buy Now »

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MINT! FISHING Ceramic Multi-Use CONTAINER-Planter w/CREEL & NET Nancy Pew JAPAN Buy Now »

MINT! FISHING Ceramic Multi-Use CONTAINER-Planter w/CREEL & NET Nancy Pew JAPAN

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Vintage Creel Fishing Wicker Basket with Straps backpack Buy Now »
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Nice Catch! Vtg Wicker Leather Fishing Creel Basket Ruler British Hong Kong Bid Now »

Nice Catch! Vtg Wicker Leather Fishing Creel Basket Ruler British Hong Kong

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Vintage Hand Made Split Willow Fishing Creel / Leather Straps / Ruler On Top Bid Now »

Vintage Hand Made Split Willow Fishing Creel / Leather Straps / Ruler On Top

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Vintage Wicker/Leather/Canvas Fishing Creel Buy Now »

Vintage Wicker/Leather/Canvas Fishing Creel

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