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 Woven Fishing Creel With Wooden Fish Rustic Cabin Decorative Display Buy Now »
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2x Wicker Fish Basket Fishing Creel Trout Perch Cage Tackle Box Home Decoration Buy Now »

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VINTAGE--CANE & LEATHER--USED--CREEL WITH CARRYING STRAP Bid Now »

VINTAGE--CANE & LEATHER--USED--CREEL WITH CARRYING STRAP

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Vintage Beautiful Handmade Fly Fishing Creel Buy Now »

Vintage Beautiful Handmade Fly Fishing Creel

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Vintage Wicker Woven Creel Fly Fishing Basket Top on Sliding Rope 12"x8" Buy Now »
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VINTAGE, FRESH WATER, WOVEN ,REED, FISHERMAN'S CREEL Buy Now »

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Antique whicker fly fishing creel and strap, true field find Bid Now »

Antique whicker fly fishing creel and strap, true field find

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VERY OLD Wicker & Leather Fishing CREEL with embroidery Bid Now »

VERY OLD Wicker & Leather Fishing CREEL with embroidery

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An Antique Green Painted Fly Fishing Basket Buy Now »

An Antique Green Painted Fly Fishing Basket

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Antique Woven Split Willow Wicker Creel Fishing Basket Leather Wire Loop RUSTIC! Bid Now »

Antique Woven Split Willow Wicker Creel Fishing Basket Leather Wire Loop RUSTIC!

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*** ANTIQUE VINTAGE WICKER TROUT CREEL W/ STRAPS & FISH SHAPED LATCH *** REDUCED Buy Now »

*** ANTIQUE VINTAGE WICKER TROUT CREEL W/ STRAPS & FISH SHAPED LATCH *** REDUCED

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VINTAGE ANTIQUE WICKER & LEATHER FISHING CREEL SHOULDER STRAP FLY FISH BASKET Bid Now »

VINTAGE ANTIQUE WICKER & LEATHER FISHING CREEL SHOULDER STRAP FLY FISH BASKET

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Vintage Handsome Basket & Leather Fishing Creel; Sound, but Needs Strap Repair Bid Now »

Vintage Handsome Basket & Leather Fishing Creel; Sound, but Needs Strap Repair

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Vintage Round Reed Fish Creel Buy Now »
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Basket Rattan Basket Woven Fishing Hunting Berry Creel style shoulder strap Buy Now »

Basket Rattan Basket Woven Fishing Hunting Berry Creel style shoulder strap

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Antique fishing creel wicker Bid Now »

Antique fishing creel wicker

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Wicker Fly Fishing Basket Bid Now »

Wicker Fly Fishing Basket

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Vintage Creel Basket

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Antique Wicker Fishing Creel Leather Trim And Straps Bid Now »

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Vtg Wicker & Leather Strap Pouch Trout Fishing Creel Basket Made in Japan #15 Bid Now »

Vtg Wicker & Leather Strap Pouch Trout Fishing Creel Basket Made in Japan #15

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Vintage wicker fishing creel

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Vintage 1940/50s Canvas Fly Fishing Creel, SNO-CAP CREEL In never used condition Bid Now »

Vintage 1940/50s Canvas Fly Fishing Creel, SNO-CAP CREEL In never used condition

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Vintage Fly Fishing Creel Wicker & Leather Basket Buy Now »

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Antique Creel Split Wicker & Leather Basket with Strap   Handmade Primitive Buy Now »

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Vintage Fly Fishing Creel Wicker & Leather Basket with Leather & Canvas Harness Buy Now »

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Trout Creel (I know nothing about this!)  11" x 9" Buy Now »

Trout Creel (I know nothing about this!) 11" x 9"

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VINTAGE MINI FISHING CREEL BASKET WICKER WITH LEATHER TRIM 3" X 4" Bid Now »

VINTAGE MINI FISHING CREEL BASKET WICKER WITH LEATHER TRIM 3" X 4"

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GOOD OLD FISHING CREEL WICKER LEATHER ? FISH FISHERMAN CASE BASKET~MLO WOOD Bid Now »

GOOD OLD FISHING CREEL WICKER LEATHER ? FISH FISHERMAN CASE BASKET ~ MLO WOOD

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Fishing Creel Willow Bid Now »

Fishing Creel Willow

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Vintage Fishing Creel Basket Leather Wicker Split Willow Old Antique Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Basket Leather Wicker Split Willow Old Antique

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

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Buy Now »

Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel

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Vintage Wicker/Leather Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker/Leather Fishing Creel

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ROGUE RIVER VINTAGE CREEL FAUX WICKER Bid Now »

ROGUE RIVER VINTAGE CREEL FAUX WICKER

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VINTAGE WICKER TRAPPERS PACK BASKET Bid Now »

VINTAGE WICKER TRAPPERS PACK BASKET

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vintage, fishing creel -     nice   #  4368 Buy Now »

vintage, fishing creel - nice # 4368

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Ruler Measurements In Leather Primitive Hong Kong Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Ruler Measurements In Leather Primitive Hong Kong

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Old Signed Antique Belguim Wicker Basket Trout Fly Fish Fishermans Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Old Signed Antique Belguim Wicker Basket Trout Fly Fish Fishermans Fishing Creel

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GEORGE LAWRENCE #6 CREEL WITH SHOULDER HARNESS CIRCA 1930'S Buy Now »

GEORGE LAWRENCE #6 CREEL WITH SHOULDER HARNESS CIRCA 1930'S

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Creel Basket Backpack Style Rattan Fish Fisherman Lodge Decor MANCAVE  NWOT BMSL Buy Now »

Creel Basket Backpack Style Rattan Fish Fisherman Lodge Decor MANCAVE NWOT BMSL

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Collectible Fishing Tackle Whicker Trout Fishing Creel Buy Now »

Collectible Fishing Tackle Whicker Trout Fishing Creel

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Creel Basket Backpack Style Rattan Fish Fisherman Lodge Decor Buy Now »

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VINTAGE CREEL NET BAG BASKET FISHING FISH UNIQUE WITH STRAP HIPSTERS LUNCH BOX Buy Now »
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VINTAGE CREEL NET BAG BASKET FISHING FISH UNIQUE WITH STRAP HIPSTERS LUNCH BOX

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Vintage Antique Wicker Fish Creel Basket Bid Now »
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Vintage Antique Wicker Fish Creel Basket

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Vintage/Antique Fishing Creel Wicker Fishing Fisherman Case Basket Buy Now »

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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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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL,WICKER,FISH,FLYFISHING,FRESHWATER Bid Now »

VINTAGE FISHING CREEL,WICKER,FISH,FLYFISHING,FRESHWATER

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ANTIQUE FISHING CREEL WICKER BASKET WITH LEATHER AND 2 OLD LURES SNAP LID C@@L! Bid Now » Buy Now »

ANTIQUE FISHING CREEL WICKER BASKET WITH LEATHER AND 2 OLD LURES SNAP LID C@@L!

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