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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ANTIQUE CANVAS CREEL 1943 Bid Now »

ANTIQUE CANVAS CREEL 1943

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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL CENTER HOLE Bid Now » Buy Now »

VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL CENTER HOLE

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Large Old Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Basket Bid Now »

Large Old Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Basket

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COLLECTIBLE ARMY GREEN CANVAS FISHING CREEL BAG Buy Now »
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COLLECTIBLE ARMY GREEN CANVAS FISHING CREEL BAG

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NWT TROUT FISHING CREEL Bid Now » Buy Now »

NWT TROUT FISHING CREEL

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

Fishing Creel leather and wicker Trout Kreel British Hong Kong

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1 Vtg ARCA Wicker Old Fishing Creel Stool Antique Storage Tackle Box Basket Seat Buy Now »

1 Vtg ARCA Wicker Old Fishing Creel Stool Antique Storage Tackle Box Basket Seat

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Vtg Wicker Old Fishing Creel Stool Antique Storage Tackle Box Basket Padded Seat Buy Now »

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Vtg Wicker Old Fishing Creel Stool Antique Storage Tackle Box Basket Padded Seat Buy Now »

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Antique Vtg Wicker Fishing Creel Stool Old Storage Tackle Box Basket Seat Padded Buy Now »

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Old Vtg Wicker Fishing Creel Stool Antique Storage Tackle Box Basket Seat Padded Buy Now »

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Vtg Wicker Old ARCA Fishing Creel Stool Antique Storage Tackle Box Basket Seat Buy Now »

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(1011)  Vintage 1970's Wicker Creel Fishing Basket Leather Strap Flat Back Bid Now »

(1011) Vintage 1970's Wicker Creel Fishing Basket Leather Strap Flat Back

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LOT 4 fishing Creel army green canvas bag wicker Bid Now »

LOT 4 fishing Creel army green canvas bag wicker

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VINTAGE DECORATIVE WICKER HANGING WOOD FISHING CREEL BASKET CABIN RUSTIC Bid Now »

VINTAGE DECORATIVE WICKER HANGING WOOD FISHING CREEL BASKET CABIN RUSTIC

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8094/ ANTIQUE FLY FISHING CREEL ~ WICKER WOVEN BASKET ~ Vintage Leather Strap Buy Now »

8094/ ANTIQUE FLY FISHING CREEL ~ WICKER WOVEN BASKET ~ Vintage Leather Strap

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 FISHING CREEL  WITH LONG STRAP WICKER BASKET 14" LONG Buy Now »

FISHING CREEL WITH LONG STRAP WICKER BASKET 14" LONG

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Old Vintage Wicker Trout Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Old Vintage Wicker Trout Fishing Creel

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Vintage Leather & Wicker Fishing Creel With Strap Buy Now »

Vintage Leather & Wicker Fishing Creel With Strap

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NICE CLEAN LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL #1 Bid Now »

NICE CLEAN LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL #1

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NICE CLEAN LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL #2

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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 Made of Wicker Ready to Use or For Decoration Buy Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Made of Wicker Ready to Use or For Decoration

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NICE CLEAN GEORGE LAWRENCE SUPREME MODEL SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL Bid Now »

NICE CLEAN GEORGE LAWRENCE SUPREME MODEL SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL

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NICE CLEAN EARLY LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL Bid Now »

NICE CLEAN EARLY LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel

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VINTAGE WICKER CREELE FISHING BASKET Buy Now »

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MARSHALL WELLS?? BEAUTIFULLY EMBOSSED LEATHER SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL - EX!! Bid Now »

MARSHALL WELLS?? BEAUTIFULLY EMBOSSED LEATHER SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL - EX!!

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vintage wicker creel fishman fish fishing wood peg latch penn Buy Now »
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Vintage ARCA FISHING CREEL -- Wood & Wicker; Tackle Box; Storage; Stool; Seat Bid Now »

Vintage ARCA FISHING CREEL -- Wood & Wicker; Tackle Box; Storage; Stool; Seat

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OLD FISHING CREEL NICE FORM LARGE Buy Now »

OLD FISHING CREEL NICE FORM LARGE

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Vintage Wicker Standard Ed Cumings 14" Fishing Creel Patented Wood Closure Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Standard Ed Cumings 14" Fishing Creel Patented Wood Closure

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Vintage fishing creel with tight weave Bid Now »

Vintage fishing creel with tight weave

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Large Old Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Basket Bid Now »

Large Old Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Basket

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ANTIQUE/VINTAGE FINE WEAVED WICKER FISHING CREEL with ORIGINAL CARRY STRAP Bid Now »

ANTIQUE/VINTAGE FINE WEAVED WICKER FISHING CREEL with ORIGINAL CARRY STRAP

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VINTAGE 15" WICKER FLY FISHING CREEL with 2 VINTAGE FLY REELS & MORE TACKLE Buy Now »

VINTAGE 15" WICKER FLY FISHING CREEL with 2 VINTAGE FLY REELS & MORE TACKLE

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LARGE VINTAGE SPLIT OAK OR ASH BARK FISHING CREEL FRENCH WEAVE 1920’S  Bid Now »

LARGE VINTAGE SPLIT OAK OR ASH BARK FISHING CREEL FRENCH WEAVE 1920’S 

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Vintage Weaved Fishing Creel   Old Antique Fish Sport Buy Now »

Vintage Weaved Fishing Creel Old Antique Fish Sport

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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL WITH LEATHER STRAP Bid Now »

VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL WITH LEATHER STRAP

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VTG woven pack basket trapper fishing basket cabin camp decor Nice Rare Buy Now »

VTG woven pack basket trapper fishing basket cabin camp decor Nice Rare

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Vtg trout basket fish creel wicker/split willow Yellowstone Woolley Worm NIB fly Bid Now »

Vtg trout basket fish creel wicker/split willow Yellowstone Woolley Worm NIB fly

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LARGE Antique/Vintage Hand-Made FISHING CREEL/Basket Weave Bid Now »

LARGE Antique/Vintage Hand-Made FISHING CREEL/Basket Weave

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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL with LEATHER/CANVAS HARNESS Bid Now »

VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL with LEATHER/CANVAS HARNESS

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Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Fishing Creel

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Trout Fishing Creel Wicker Basket, Leather Fishing Very Cool!!! Buy Now »

Trout Fishing Creel Wicker Basket, Leather Fishing Very Cool!!!

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Vintage Rare Childs Woven Fishing Creel w / Leather Straps 9 1/2" Bid Now »

Vintage Rare Childs Woven Fishing Creel w / Leather Straps 9 1/2"

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Antique Unique Miniature crocheted Creel Basket Buy Now »

Antique Unique Miniature crocheted Creel Basket

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c.1900-1910 leather & wicker fishing creel with handle & shoulder strapping - al Bid Now »

c.1900-1910 leather & wicker fishing creel with handle & shoulder strapping - al

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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL BASKET GREAT CONDITION SPORTS CAMPING LAKE TROUT BASS LURE Buy Now »

VINTAGE FISHING CREEL BASKET GREAT CONDITION SPORTS CAMPING LAKE TROUT BASS LURE

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Fishing Creel #112 Bid Now »

Fishing Creel #112

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