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

Antique Brown Fishing Creel With Lure and Strap

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Old Vintage Wicker Fishing Basket Creel Bid Now »

Old Vintage Wicker Fishing Basket Creel

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Vintage Creels Fishing Bag Creel * Bid Now »

Vintage Creels Fishing Bag Creel *

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Vintage Fly Fishing Wicker Creel w/ Lure Bait Bid Now »

Vintage Fly Fishing Wicker Creel w/ Lure Bait

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Fishing-Creel Game-Bag Shoulder-Bag Camera-Bag Leathercrafts England Wool Tweed Bid Now »

Fishing-Creel Game-Bag Shoulder-Bag Camera-Bag Leathercrafts England Wool Tweed

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antique creel asian fishing antique japan china wicker basket fish lock vintage Bid Now »

antique creel asian fishing antique japan china wicker basket fish lock vintage

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Antique Potbelly Flatback Wicker Fishing Creel w/Leather Hand Made Wooden Latch Bid Now »

Antique Potbelly Flatback Wicker Fishing Creel w/Leather Hand Made Wooden Latch

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Unique Antique Old Vintage Weaved Fishing Creel A Fisherman's' Collectible! Bid Now » Buy Now »

Unique Antique Old Vintage Weaved Fishing Creel A Fisherman's' Collectible!

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Rare Vintage French Mesh Wire Fisherman's Fishing Basket Creel ~ Made in France Bid Now » Buy Now »

Rare Vintage French Mesh Wire Fisherman's Fishing Basket Creel ~ Made in France

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Vintage Wicker Trout Creel With Original Shoulder Harness Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Trout Creel With Original Shoulder Harness

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Antique Split Bamboo Wicker Fishing Creel w/Leather Handle & Binders Bid Now »

Antique Split Bamboo Wicker Fishing Creel w/Leather Handle & Binders

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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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 ANTIQUE 1920'S TROUT FISHING CREEL Buy Now »

ANTIQUE 1920'S TROUT FISHING CREEL

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FISHING CREEL BASKET Bid Now »

FISHING CREEL BASKET

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VINTAGE CANVAS ARCTI CREEL Bid Now »

VINTAGE CANVAS ARCTI CREEL

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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 FISHING CREEL Buy Now »

VINTAGE FISHING CREEL

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Wicker & Leather Fly Trout Fishing Creel Basket Home Cabin Decor Bid Now »
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Wicker & Leather Fly Trout Fishing Creel Basket Home Cabin Decor

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Vintage Fly Fishing Creel Wicker Woven Trout Basket Cabin Decor Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage Fly Fishing Creel Wicker Woven Trout Basket Cabin Decor

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A Vintage Fishing Creel Bid Now »

A Vintage Fishing Creel

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OLD 1939 FLY FISHING POLE CREEL HUGE TROUT CAUGHT ON FLIES THUNDER RIVER PHOTO Bid Now »

OLD 1939 FLY FISHING POLE CREEL HUGE TROUT CAUGHT ON FLIES THUNDER RIVER PHOTO

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Vintage Hand Woven Wicker Fishing Creel With Canvas Strap & Wood Fish Decor Buy Now »
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ARCTIC (Brand)  CANVAS FISHING CREEL, VINTAGE, SHOULDER STRAP Bid Now »

ARCTIC (Brand) CANVAS FISHING CREEL, VINTAGE, SHOULDER STRAP

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Vintage centre hole creel tightly woven Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage centre hole creel tightly woven

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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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VINTAGE OLD TROUT FLY FISHING CREEL WOVEN WICKER BASKET, LEATHER DETAILING, NR! Bid Now »

VINTAGE OLD TROUT FLY FISHING CREEL WOVEN WICKER BASKET, LEATHER DETAILING, NR!

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Vintage Fish Creel Fishing Leather Straps Wood Lock Unique! Bid Now »

Vintage Fish Creel Fishing Leather Straps Wood Lock Unique!

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Fly Fishing CREEL Trout Basket WILLOW Leather Strap Hand Woven Shore Angler Turf Bid Now »

Fly Fishing CREEL Trout Basket WILLOW Leather Strap Hand Woven Shore Angler Turf

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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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Vintage Wicker Fish Creel Basket Fly Fishing Woven Wicker Unique Carved Fly Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Fish Creel Basket Fly Fishing Woven Wicker Unique Carved Fly

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

Fishing Creel leather and wicker Trout Kreel British Hong Kong VintAge

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VINTAGE WOVEN WICKER FISHING CREEL Bid Now »

VINTAGE WOVEN WICKER FISHING CREEL

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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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Fish Shaped- Wicker Basket- China Fish Handles Buy Now »

Fish Shaped- Wicker Basket- China Fish Handles

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Vintage Fishing Creel  Basket Antique sale find Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Basket Antique sale find

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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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Large Boat Creel Made By The Old Town Canoe Company W/ Leather Strap/ Vintage!! Bid Now »

Large Boat Creel Made By The Old Town Canoe Company W/ Leather Strap/ Vintage!!

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COLLECTIBLE ARMY GREEN CANVAS FISHING CREEL BAG Buy Now »
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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL IN EXCELLENT CONDITION Buy Now »

VINTAGE FISHING CREEL IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

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Vintage Wicker and Leather Fishing Basket Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker and Leather Fishing Basket Creel

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The Fisherman's Wicker Fishing Creel With Shoulder Strap Gift Basket  Large (Lg) Buy Now »
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The Fisherman's Wicker Fishing Creel With Shoulder Strap Gift Basket Large (Lg)

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LEATHER TRIMMED CREEL

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COLLECTIBLE BEIGE CANVAS FISHING CREEL BAG Buy Now »
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COLLECTIBLE BEIGE CANVAS FISHING CREEL BAG

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

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Antique George Lawrence 2 Split Willow Basket Fishing Creel w/Leather Harness Bid Now »

Antique George Lawrence 2 Split Willow Basket Fishing Creel w/Leather Harness

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Antique George Lawrence 4 Split Willow Basket Fishing Creel w/Leather Harness Bid Now »

Antique George Lawrence 4 Split Willow Basket Fishing Creel w/Leather Harness

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Occupied Japan Hand crafted Basket Fishing CREEL Bid Now »

Occupied Japan Hand crafted Basket Fishing CREEL

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Vintage Bamboo and Leather Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Bamboo and Leather Creel

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FISHING CREEL WICKER BASKET Bid Now »

FISHING CREEL WICKER BASKET

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