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 Vintage LEATHER & WICKER FISHING BASKET Creel Original Harness 8" Ruler Buy Now »

Antique Vintage LEATHER & WICKER FISHING BASKET Creel Original Harness 8" Ruler

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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL BASKET, LEATHER STRAPS,FANCY HARDWARE, Bid Now »

VINTAGE FISHING CREEL BASKET, LEATHER STRAPS,FANCY HARDWARE,

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FISHING CREEL FOR HOME OR CABIN DECOR!  14" X 7.5" ON BOTTOM, 7.5" TALL, CUTE! Buy Now »

FISHING CREEL FOR HOME OR CABIN DECOR! 14" X 7.5" ON BOTTOM, 7.5" TALL, CUTE!

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antique fishing creel

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Basket Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Basket

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Antique Creel - Wicker and Leather - with small box and Leather Fly/Lure Wallett Bid Now »

Antique Creel - Wicker and Leather - with small box and Leather Fly/Lure Wallett

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Antique Creel - Wicker and Leather - with strap - GREAT DECORATION PIECE Bid Now »

Antique Creel - Wicker and Leather - with strap - GREAT DECORATION PIECE

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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 Buy Now »

Vintage Creel Fishing Basket

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Antique Fishing Fish Creel Wicker Basket Honey Brown Patina Rough Yet Nice Bid Now »

Antique Fishing Fish Creel Wicker Basket Honey Brown Patina Rough Yet Nice

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FISHING CREEL FIGURINE  5"X5"  TRINKET BOX Buy Now »

FISHING CREEL FIGURINE 5"X5" TRINKET BOX

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WICKER FISHING CREEL BASKET VINTAGE 1950's RARE -  Pegged Closure. Buy Now »

WICKER FISHING CREEL BASKET VINTAGE 1950's RARE - Pegged Closure.

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Vintage BEAUTIFUL Fishing Creel Made of Wicker + Leather Trim + Handle and Belt Buy Now »

Vintage BEAUTIFUL Fishing Creel Made of Wicker + Leather Trim + Handle and Belt

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Vintage BEAUTIFUL Fishing Creel Made of Wicker and Leather Trim  and Handle Buy Now »

Vintage BEAUTIFUL Fishing Creel Made of Wicker and Leather Trim and Handle

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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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 WICKER WOOD  BASKET CABIN RUSTIC DECOR Buy Now »

WICKER WOOD BASKET CABIN RUSTIC DECOR

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VINTAGE ED CUMMINGS WICKER FISHING CREEL Bid Now »

VINTAGE ED CUMMINGS WICKER FISHING CREEL

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Antique Vintage Wicker Fishing Trout Creel Basket Shoulder Strap / Tackle Bid Now »

Antique Vintage Wicker Fishing Trout Creel Basket Shoulder Strap / Tackle

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Antique Oriental Fishing Creel Wooden Base Good Condition Buy Now »

Antique Oriental Fishing Creel Wooden Base Good Condition

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Cabin Country, Wicker Fisherman's Creel. Bid Now »

Cabin Country, Wicker Fisherman's Creel.

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Antique Classic Wicker & Leather Creel Basket Bid Now »
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Antique Classic Wicker & Leather Creel Basket

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Old Fishing Creel. Look At All Photos Provided Bid Now »

Old Fishing Creel. Look At All Photos Provided

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Wicker Creel Fishing Creel With Contents. (Reel, Hooks,Line) Unique Fish Latch Buy Now »
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Wicker Creel Fishing Creel With Contents. (Reel, Hooks,Line) Unique Fish Latch

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Antique Fly Fishing Willow Creel Basket Round Reed Woven Wicker Buy Now »

Antique Fly Fishing Willow Creel Basket Round Reed Woven Wicker

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Vintage fish creel.  15". long x 8". wide.  Wicker & leather.  Unknown Maker. Buy Now »

Vintage fish creel. 15". long x 8". wide. Wicker & leather. Unknown Maker.

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

INTERESTING OLD BEAUTIFUL Fishing Creel Made of Wicker and Leather Trim + Handle

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GORGEOUS OLD BEAUTIFUL Fishing Creel Made of Wicker and Leather Trim + Handle Buy Now »

GORGEOUS OLD BEAUTIFUL Fishing Creel Made of Wicker and Leather Trim + Handle

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Antique Vintage LEATHER & WICKER FISHING BASKET Creel Original Harness 9" Ruler Buy Now »

Antique Vintage LEATHER & WICKER FISHING BASKET Creel Original Harness 9" Ruler

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ANTIQUE/VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL Bid Now »

ANTIQUE/VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL

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ANTIQUE WOVEN FISHING CREEL LEATHER & CANVAS SHOULDER STRAP GOOD CONDITION Bid Now » Buy Now »

ANTIQUE WOVEN FISHING CREEL LEATHER & CANVAS SHOULDER STRAP GOOD CONDITION

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VINTAGE CHILD'S SMALL FISHING FLYFISHING WICKER CREEL Buy Now »

VINTAGE CHILD'S SMALL FISHING FLYFISHING WICKER CREEL

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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL WITH LEATHER STRAP ( UNKNOWN MAKER) Bid Now »

VINTAGE FISHING CREEL WITH LEATHER STRAP ( UNKNOWN MAKER)

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Antique Vintage LEATHER & WICKER FISHING BASKET Creel Original Harness 8" Ruler Bid Now »

Antique Vintage LEATHER & WICKER FISHING BASKET Creel Original Harness 8" Ruler

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Vintage Fishing Creel - Wicker Fisherman's Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel - Wicker Fisherman's Creel

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

Decorative Split Willow Creel 16" - Fly Fishing

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Antique Original Woven Wicker Bamboo Fishing Creel Vintage Country Farm House Buy Now »
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Antique Original Woven Wicker Bamboo Fishing Creel Vintage Country Farm House

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel with Metal Cricket Box PRISTINE Condition! REDUCED! Buy Now »

Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel with Metal Cricket Box PRISTINE Condition! REDUCED!

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Vintage 1950's Fishing Creel Buy Now »

Vintage 1950's Fishing Creel

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Vintage WONDERFUL Fishing Creel Wicker + Leather Trim + Handle and Belt Buy Now »

Vintage WONDERFUL Fishing Creel Wicker + Leather Trim + Handle and Belt

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ANTIQUE WICKER FISHING CREEL vintage fishing creel wicker fishing creel Buy Now »

ANTIQUE WICKER FISHING CREEL vintage fishing creel wicker fishing creel

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Vintage Antique Early Old Fishing Creel Basket Leather Collectible Primitive Buy Now »

Vintage Antique Early Old Fishing Creel Basket Leather Collectible Primitive

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Antique - Vintage leather - Wicker Trout Fishing Basket Creel / Strap and Hanger Bid Now »

Antique - Vintage leather - Wicker Trout Fishing Basket Creel / Strap and Hanger

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Antique Fishing Creel Wicker with Antique "Hand-Line" Buy Now »

Antique Fishing Creel Wicker with Antique "Hand-Line"

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vintage fishing creel Bid Now »

vintage fishing creel

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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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Allen Heritage Creel Fishing Canvas Bag  Large 17" Waterproof w/Printed Ruler Buy Now »

Allen Heritage Creel Fishing Canvas Bag Large 17" Waterproof w/Printed Ruler

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Antique Vintage Fishing Creel Cloth Bag with Primitive Equipment, Reels, Net Buy Now »

Antique Vintage Fishing Creel Cloth Bag with Primitive Equipment, Reels, Net

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creel basket EUC!!! Bid Now »
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creel basket EUC!!!

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VINTAGE FLY FISHING CREEL WICKER & LEATHER PATINA Bid Now »

VINTAGE FLY FISHING CREEL WICKER & LEATHER PATINA

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VINTAGE GEORGE LAWRENCE CO. OR. SPLIT WILLOW & LEATHER FISHING CREEL #3 W/STRPS Bid Now »

VINTAGE GEORGE LAWRENCE CO. OR. SPLIT WILLOW & LEATHER FISHING CREEL #3 W/STRPS

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