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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INTERESTING OLD BEAUTIFUL Fishing Creel Made of Wicker and Leather Trim Buy Now »

INTERESTING OLD BEAUTIFUL Fishing Creel Made of Wicker and Leather Trim

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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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Willow Creel with Web Strap Buy Now »

Willow Creel with Web Strap

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Early Antique WICKER FISHING CREEL "Hole In Center" RARE! Buy Now »

Early Antique WICKER FISHING CREEL "Hole In Center" RARE!

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VINTAGE WICKER W/ LEATHER FISHING CREEL Buy Now »
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Orvis Collector Edition Bill Mackowski Brown Ash Fishing Creel Sping '08 Trout Buy Now »
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Orvis Collector Edition Bill Mackowski Brown Ash Fishing Creel Sping '08 Trout

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Antigue Vintage Fishing Creel Fish Basket Leather Wicker Pouch Japan Cabin Decor Buy Now »

Antigue Vintage Fishing Creel Fish Basket Leather Wicker Pouch Japan Cabin Decor

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Old Vintage Wicker & Leather Fly Fishing Trout Creel Basket Buy Now »

Old Vintage Wicker & Leather Fly Fishing Trout Creel Basket

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Antique Vintage Creel Fish Basket Leather Wicker with Pouch Cabin Decoration Bid Now »

Antique Vintage Creel Fish Basket Leather Wicker with Pouch Cabin Decoration

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Vintage WICKER & LEATHER FISHING CREEL Nice Condition Bid Now »

Vintage WICKER & LEATHER FISHING CREEL Nice Condition

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Antique fish creel ---- immaculate condition Bid Now »

Antique fish creel ---- immaculate condition

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Vintage Fishing Wicker Creel Basket Weave w/ Leather Shoulder Strap Antique Fly Buy Now »

Vintage Fishing Wicker Creel Basket Weave w/ Leather Shoulder Strap Antique Fly

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Antique Wicker Fishing Creel Buy Now »

Antique Wicker Fishing Creel

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Vintage Antique Red Head Creel Fish Basket Wicker W/ Leather Straps for Display Bid Now »

Vintage Antique Red Head Creel Fish Basket Wicker W/ Leather Straps for Display

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Fisherman VINTAGE Dad Gift Fishing Creel Basket  Sporting Decor Buy Now »

Fisherman VINTAGE Dad Gift Fishing Creel Basket Sporting Decor

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 LARGE FISHING CREEL WICKER & TWIST CLASP FLY FISH BASKET FAST SHIP Buy Now »

LARGE FISHING CREEL WICKER & TWIST CLASP FLY FISH BASKET FAST SHIP

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Beautiful Collectible Vintage Fishing Creel Wicker Bamboo Repair Dual Pole Buy Now »
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Beautiful Collectible Vintage Fishing Creel Wicker Bamboo Repair Dual Pole

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VINTAGE FLY FISHING  WICKER TROUT CREEL Wood 15" X 9" X 10" Bid Now »

VINTAGE FLY FISHING WICKER TROUT CREEL Wood 15" X 9" X 10"

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Antique Old Used Woven Straw Fish Holder Blue Strapped Fishing Basket Creel Buy Now »
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Antique Old Used Woven Straw Fish Holder Blue Strapped Fishing Basket Creel

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ANTIQUE  FLY FISHING CREEL 1940s NICE TIGHT WEAVE / SHOULDER STRAP Buy Now »

ANTIQUE FLY FISHING CREEL 1940s NICE TIGHT WEAVE / SHOULDER STRAP

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Antique Tight Weave Wicker & Leather Fishing Creel Basket Made in japan #14 Buy Now »

Antique Tight Weave Wicker & Leather Fishing Creel Basket Made in japan #14

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Buy Now »

Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel

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Vintage wicker fishing creel, fishing basket, fly fishing, cabin lodge decor Bid Now »

Vintage wicker fishing creel, fishing basket, fly fishing, cabin lodge decor

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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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Vintage Collis 20th Century Ventilated Fish Bag Old Cloth Fishing Creel Buy Now »
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Vintage Collis 20th Century Ventilated Fish Bag Old Cloth Fishing Creel

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Vintage Wicker Leather Fishing Creel Basket w/Ruler British Hong Kong Buy Now »

Vintage Wicker Leather Fishing Creel Basket w/Ruler British Hong Kong

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Vintage Rare 1950s? Cumberland Masland Made Fishing Cloth Canvas Creel Buy Now »

Vintage Rare 1950s? Cumberland Masland Made Fishing Cloth Canvas Creel

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OLD FISHING CREEL Buy Now »

OLD FISHING CREEL

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Vintage Wicker Fly Fishing Creel With Straps Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Fly Fishing Creel With Straps

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Vintage wicker fishing creel

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Split Willow Fishing Creel w/ Leather Harness - Gander Mountain Brand! Buy Now »

Split Willow Fishing Creel w/ Leather Harness - Gander Mountain Brand!

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Vintage Fly Fishing Creel - Basket Buy Now »

Vintage Fly Fishing Creel - Basket

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Antique Fishing Creel Unusual, American? Bid Now »

Antique Fishing Creel Unusual, American?

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Reproduction of Vtg Antique Wicker/ Leather Fishing Creel Basket Satchel w/Strap Bid Now »

Reproduction of Vtg Antique Wicker/ Leather Fishing Creel Basket Satchel w/Strap

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Vintage Fishing Creel,Trout Fly Fishing, Wicker, Fish Closure, Very Nice Leather Buy Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel,Trout Fly Fishing, Wicker, Fish Closure, Very Nice Leather

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Split Willow Creel - A. E. Nelson Leather Co. Scio, Oregon Bid Now »

Split Willow Creel - A. E. Nelson Leather Co. Scio, Oregon

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Wicker Trout / Fly Fishing Creel Basket with Strap Log Cabin Decor Bid Now »

Wicker Trout / Fly Fishing Creel Basket with Strap Log Cabin Decor

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Nice Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel with Canvas Shoulder Strap Bid Now » Buy Now »

Nice Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel with Canvas Shoulder Strap

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Nice Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Bid Now » Buy Now »

Nice Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel

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#1519 Vintage Fly Fishing Creel Basket Wicker Leather Metal Grosset Rope Handles Bid Now »

#1519 Vintage Fly Fishing Creel Basket Wicker Leather Metal Grosset Rope Handles

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Basket tobacco boxes hooks spit shot leader box K&L Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Basket tobacco boxes hooks spit shot leader box K&L

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  Berkley Vintage Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Berkley Vintage Fishing Creel

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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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Vintage Fishing Creel Fly Fishing Great Condition Buy Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Fly Fishing Great Condition

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WICKER CREEL FISHING BASKET  Buy Now »

WICKER CREEL FISHING BASKET

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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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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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Vintage Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel

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CREEL Vintage Fishing  Fabric Straps No Damages Bid Now »

CREEL Vintage Fishing Fabric Straps No Damages

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