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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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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OLD WICKER FLY FISHING CREEL WITH OLD LEATHER SHOULDER HARNESS GREAT SHAPE Buy Now »

OLD WICKER FLY FISHING CREEL WITH OLD LEATHER SHOULDER HARNESS GREAT SHAPE

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Antique Weaved Fishing Creel Old Antique Fish Cabin Décor Buy Now »

Antique Weaved Fishing Creel Old Antique Fish Cabin Décor

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Vintage Fly Fishing Trout Wicker Creel with Strap  Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage Fly Fishing Trout Wicker Creel with Strap 

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SCHIESWIGER TAUWARKE FISHING CREEL/BAG (1994) IN EXCELLENT SHAPE FOR SALE Bid Now »

SCHIESWIGER TAUWARKE FISHING CREEL/BAG (1994) IN EXCELLENT SHAPE FOR SALE

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Antique Pair Wicker Fishing Basket & 44" Richardson Chicago Fishing Net Buy Now »

Antique Pair Wicker Fishing Basket & 44" Richardson Chicago Fishing Net

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Antique Fishing Knife Fishermans Creel Bag Handle Green River Works J Russell Bid Now »
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Antique Fishing Knife Fishermans Creel Bag Handle Green River Works J Russell

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Large vintage wicker creel fishing basket - home decor Bid Now »

Large vintage wicker creel fishing basket - home decor

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vintage fine antique fly fishing creel woven basket leather Christmas gift dad Buy Now »

vintage fine antique fly fishing creel woven basket leather Christmas gift dad

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c. 1910s Antique George Lawrence Fishing Creel Portland Oregon Tooled Leather Bid Now »

c. 1910s Antique George Lawrence Fishing Creel Portland Oregon Tooled Leather

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Vintage antique 14 1/2" bottom split willow fishing creel with greencloth strap Buy Now »

Vintage antique 14 1/2" bottom split willow fishing creel with greencloth strap

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Vintage Antique Fly Fishing Wicker & Leather Creel Basket Bid Now »

Vintage Antique Fly Fishing Wicker & Leather Creel Basket

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Very Early 1900's Willow Fishing Creel from cabin on Canoe Lake, Algonquin Park Bid Now »

Very Early 1900's Willow Fishing Creel from cabin on Canoe Lake, Algonquin Park

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Old woven wicker basket fishing creel with old wood trout fishing net Bid Now »

Old woven wicker basket fishing creel with old wood trout fishing net

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

Beautiful Collectible Vintage Fishing Creel Wicker Bamboo Repair Dual Pole

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VINTAGE ANTIQUE FISHERMANS TROUT & FLY FISHING CREEL WICKER BASKET #2 Bid Now » Buy Now »

VINTAGE ANTIQUE FISHERMANS TROUT & FLY FISHING CREEL WICKER BASKET #2

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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL Buy Now »
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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL

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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 Wicker And Canvas Strap Creel Trout Fly Fish Basket Bid Now »
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Vintage Wicker And Canvas Strap Creel Trout Fly Fish Basket

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Vintage Fly Fishing Cross Body Bag Satchel Tackle Box Creel Leather and Vinyl Buy Now »

Vintage Fly Fishing Cross Body Bag Satchel Tackle Box Creel Leather and Vinyl

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Fishing Creel 1800's Vintage Bobber Henderson Shoe Peru IL old Advertising Card Buy Now »
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SMALL VINTAGE WOODLANDS CHIPPEWA INDIAN BIRCH BARK QUILL BASKET - NR Buy Now »

SMALL VINTAGE WOODLANDS CHIPPEWA INDIAN BIRCH BARK QUILL BASKET - NR

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Antique Fishing Creel Basket River Trout Fish Wicker Old Vintage Fisherman’s Bid Now »

Antique Fishing Creel Basket River Trout Fish Wicker Old Vintage Fisherman’s

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Vintage Form-Fit Concave back split willow creel leather waist belt zipper pouch Buy Now »
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Vintage Collis 20'th Century Ventilated Fish Bag Old Cloth Fishing Creel! Buy Now »
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Vintage Collis Ventilated Fish Bag Old Cloth Fishing Creel Accessory Reel Bag? Bid Now »

Vintage Collis Ventilated Fish Bag Old Cloth Fishing Creel Accessory Reel Bag?

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VGC VTG Old Montana Wicker & Leather Trout Fish Creel Basket w/ Shoulder Strap Buy Now »
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VGC VTG Old Montana Wicker & Leather Trout Fish Creel Basket w/ Shoulder Strap

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Vintage Fishing CREEL Made in Japan ADIRONDACK LODGE CABIN Decor Buy Now »

Vintage Fishing CREEL Made in Japan ADIRONDACK LODGE CABIN Decor

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FISHING CREEL Weaved Fishing Basket W/ Strap Wood Lid Strap Closure 12" x 9" Bid Now »
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FISHING CREEL Weaved Fishing Basket W/ Strap Wood Lid Strap Closure 12" x 9"

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vintage, fishing creel -     nice   #  5433 Buy Now »

vintage, fishing creel - nice # 5433

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vintage, fishing creel -     nice   #  5416 Buy Now »

vintage, fishing creel - nice # 5416

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MINT! FISHING Ceramic Multi-Use CONTAINER-Planter w/CREEL & NET Nancy Pew JAPAN Buy Now »

MINT! FISHING Ceramic Multi-Use CONTAINER-Planter w/CREEL & NET Nancy Pew JAPAN

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Vinage Canvas Fishing Creel—The Coolcreel Bid Now »
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Vinage Canvas Fishing Creel—The Coolcreel

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Vintage Wicker Fish, Trout Creel Basket - w/ Leather Shoulder Strap Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Fish, Trout Creel Basket - w/ Leather Shoulder Strap

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Antique Woven Split Willow Wicker Creel Fishing Basket Bid Now » Buy Now »

Antique Woven Split Willow Wicker Creel Fishing Basket

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Vintage FLY FISHERMAN Canvas Cloth Fishing Creel / Shoulder Bag Buy Now »

Vintage FLY FISHERMAN Canvas Cloth Fishing Creel / Shoulder Bag

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VTG Wicker Leather Fishing Creel Basket Ruler Shoulder Strap British Hong Kong Buy Now »

VTG Wicker Leather Fishing Creel Basket Ruler Shoulder Strap British Hong Kong

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RARE VTG 70’s LL BEAN ADIRONDACK  CREEL TRAPPER BACKET BACKPACK Buy Now »

RARE VTG 70’s LL BEAN ADIRONDACK CREEL TRAPPER BACKET BACKPACK

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

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

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Early Lawrence #3 Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Early Lawrence #3 Fishing Creel

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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL.WICKER.trout. Fly Fishing.lodge Camp.repurpose Baskets.. Bid Now »

VINTAGE FISHING CREEL.WICKER.trout. Fly Fishing.lodge Camp.repurpose Baskets..

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Vintage  Creel,  Long Island, Wicker & Leather Buy Now »

Vintage Creel, Long Island, Wicker & Leather

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Old Wicker & Leather Fly Fishing Creel - Vintage Willow Reed 15 Made in Japan Bid Now » Buy Now »

Old Wicker & Leather Fly Fishing Creel - Vintage Willow Reed 15 Made in Japan

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Antique Fishing Creel Basket River Trout Fish Wicker Old Vintage Fisherman’s Bid Now »

Antique Fishing Creel Basket River Trout Fish Wicker Old Vintage Fisherman’s

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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL BASKET 17'' x 7'' x 7''  WITH STURDY STRAP Buy Now »

VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL BASKET 17'' x 7'' x 7'' WITH STURDY STRAP

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Basket Buy Now »

Vintage Wicker Fishing Basket

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Antique Wicker Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Antique Wicker Fishing Creel

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FISHING CREEL VINTAGE WICKER BASKET IN GOOD USED CONDITION Bid Now »

FISHING CREEL VINTAGE WICKER BASKET IN GOOD USED CONDITION

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Wicker Fishing Creel [Vintage] - Cabin, Lodge, Den, Man Cave FISH DECOR Bid Now »

Wicker Fishing Creel [Vintage] - Cabin, Lodge, Den, Man Cave FISH DECOR

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