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 antique CORNACOPIA, horn of plenty, wicker, creel, basket, rattan, nice Buy Now »

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Vintage Wicker and Leather Fishing Creel, 15" Bid Now »

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TRUE VINTAGE FISHING CREEL WICKER AND LEATHER STRAPS w/LEATHER/CANVAS STRAP Bid Now »

TRUE VINTAGE FISHING CREEL WICKER AND LEATHER STRAPS w/LEATHER/CANVAS STRAP

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Fishing Creel Basket Vintage Wicker Woven Decorated Folk Adjusable Back Straps Buy Now »

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GEORGE LAWRENCE TILLAMOOK MODEL 4AP LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL - EX!! Bid Now »

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Vintage Fine Weaved WICKER TROUT FISHING CREEL w Decorative Hasp + Measure Rule Buy Now »
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VTG Woven FISHING BASKET Creel leather edging fisherman decor brown 15.5" long Buy Now »
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DESCHUTES RIVER CREEL BY C. BULEY COMPANY OF GRESHAM , OREGON - LOOKS GOOD! Bid Now »

DESCHUTES RIVER CREEL BY C. BULEY COMPANY OF GRESHAM , OREGON - LOOKS GOOD!

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Rare Antique AERO CREEL - " Light As A Dry Fly"- Fishing - Crinkle Finish Alum. Buy Now »

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CREEL Vintage Fishing  Fabric Straps No Damages Bid Now »

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Vintage fishing basket leathered split willow creel well used Bid Now » Buy Now »

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel  from Maine  ?Indian handicraft Bid Now » Buy Now »

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

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Classic Split Willow Creel w/ Leather Closure - 12" - Fly Fishing Buy Now »

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Classic Split Willow Creel w/ Harness - 12" - Fly Fishing Buy Now »

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Willow Wicker Fish Creel W/ Strap Fly Fishing Basket Leather Natural Bid Now »

Willow Wicker Fish Creel W/ Strap Fly Fishing Basket Leather Natural

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

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

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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL WITH LEATHER STRAPS AND GREAT FISH HEAD CLOSURE Bid Now »

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Vintage Fishing Creel Wicker Basket GREAT LOOK LARGE LID HAS SOME DAMAGE FR. SH. Bid Now »
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Vintage Fishing Creel Wicker Basket GREAT LOOK LARGE LID HAS SOME DAMAGE FR. SH.

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Antique Vintage Wicker Fishing Basket Creel ~Leather Shoulder Strap Bid Now »

Antique Vintage Wicker Fishing Basket Creel ~ Leather Shoulder Strap

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Large Vintage French Oval Galvanized Zinc Fishing Creel Bait Bucket w/ Handle Buy Now »

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Vintage 1960's Wicker and Leather Fishing Creel Marked John Romain 1170 Bid Now »

Vintage 1960's Wicker and Leather Fishing Creel Marked John Romain 1170

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VINRTAGE 1930'S ERA FISHING CREEL WICKER, WOOD LATCH ANTIQUE Bid Now »

VINRTAGE 1930'S ERA FISHING CREEL WICKER, WOOD LATCH ANTIQUE

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Decorative Fishing Creel Buy Now »

Decorative Fishing Creel

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Antique Very Unique Aluminum Metal Fishing Creel Basket Primitive Great Design Bid Now »

Antique Very Unique Aluminum Metal Fishing Creel Basket Primitive Great Design

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