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 Fishing Creel Made of Wicker VERY DIFFERENT SHAPE!! Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Made of Wicker VERY DIFFERENT SHAPE!!

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Creel Leather Harness - Fly Fishing Buy Now »

Creel Leather Harness - Fly Fishing

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OLD ANTIQUE WICKER WITH WOOD TOP TROUT FISHING CREEL,GREAT DECORATION,VINTAGE Buy Now »

OLD ANTIQUE WICKER WITH WOOD TOP TROUT FISHING CREEL,GREAT DECORATION,VINTAGE

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EXCELLENT EARLY ZIPPER TOP MCMONIES LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL Bid Now »

EXCELLENT EARLY ZIPPER TOP MCMONIES LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL

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NICE CLEAN GEORGE LAWRENCE SUPREME MODEL 5A SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL Bid Now »

NICE CLEAN GEORGE LAWRENCE SUPREME MODEL 5A SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL

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BEAUTIFUL HEAVILY EMBOSSED LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL Bid Now »

BEAUTIFUL HEAVILY EMBOSSED LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL

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EXCELLENT CLEAN KENNS CREEL- PORTLAND, OREGON MAKER - RARE Bid Now »

EXCELLENT CLEAN KENNS CREEL- PORTLAND, OREGON MAKER - RARE

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

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

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NICE CLEAN PETERS LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL (RARE) Bid Now »

NICE CLEAN PETERS LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL (RARE)

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NICE CLEAN LEATHERED AND EMBOSSED VOIGT CREEL - SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - RARE Bid Now »

NICE CLEAN LEATHERED AND EMBOSSED VOIGT CREEL - SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - RARE

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EX JOSEPH SCHNELL MODEL 5 LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL PORTLAND, OREGON Bid Now »

EX JOSEPH SCHNELL MODEL 5 LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL PORTLAND, OREGON

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1881 Abbey & Imbrie Novel Fish Basket Creel Scientific American Antique Buy Now »
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Vintage Danielson Green Canvas Fish Creel 14"* Bid Now »

Vintage Danielson Green Canvas Fish Creel 14"*

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VINTAGE CANE FISHING CREEL=LARGE SIZE=CENTER HOLE=GREAT SHAPE=FREE SHIPPING Buy Now »
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 Vintage  Wicker  Rattan Basket Trout Fly Fish Fishermans Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Rattan Basket Trout Fly Fish Fishermans Fishing Creel

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Vintage Fishing Creel Antique Wicker Basket Tackle Box Fish & Bait Old Buy Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Antique Wicker Basket Tackle Box Fish & Bait Old

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VINTAGE WICKER AND LEATHER FISHING KREEL BASKET Buy Now »

VINTAGE WICKER AND LEATHER FISHING KREEL BASKET

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WICKER FISHING CREEL 9X16X8 INCHES  IN EXCELLENT CONDITION! Buy Now »

WICKER FISHING CREEL 9X16X8 INCHES IN EXCELLENT CONDITION!

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Vintage Decorative Fishing Creel Tackle Box Woven Wicker Wood Rustic Storage Box Buy Now »

Vintage Decorative Fishing Creel Tackle Box Woven Wicker Wood Rustic Storage Box

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

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

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VINTAGE CREEL REED WICKER BASKET FLY FISHING FISH BAIT Bid Now »

VINTAGE CREEL REED WICKER BASKET FLY FISHING FISH BAIT

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Wald 0592/6-sp3 Set Of 3 Willow Creel Buy Now »
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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL Bid Now »

VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL

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Wicker Fisherman's Creel Edgewater Lodge Bid Now »

Wicker Fisherman's Creel Edgewater Lodge

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Vintage wood,metal & Wicker Fishing Creel Fish Basket Bid Now »

Vintage wood,metal & Wicker Fishing Creel Fish Basket

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LARGE ANTIQUE ADIRONDACK LEATHER-TRIMMED FRENCH WEAVE FISHING CREEL Buy Now »

LARGE ANTIQUE ADIRONDACK LEATHER-TRIMMED FRENCH WEAVE FISHING CREEL

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Antique FISHING CREEL with WORM CASE Lots of LEATHER RARE! Buy Now »

Antique FISHING CREEL with WORM CASE Lots of LEATHER RARE!

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

Vintage Wicker & Leather Fly Fishing Trout Fish Creel Basket Pouch Fishing

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OLD TRAPPERS BASKET OR PACKING BASKET VERY SOLID Bid Now »

OLD TRAPPERS BASKET OR PACKING BASKET VERY SOLID

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VINTAGE WICKER TRAPPERS PACK BASKET Bid Now »

VINTAGE WICKER TRAPPERS PACK BASKET

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VINTAGE  FISH  CREEL       Buy Now »

VINTAGE FISH CREEL

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FISHSACK Big Fish Backpack Creel Buy Now »

FISHSACK Big Fish Backpack Creel

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Wicker Fish Basket Creel Cage Vintage Willow Fishing Case Fisherman Traps Buy Now »

Wicker Fish Basket Creel Cage Vintage Willow Fishing Case Fisherman Traps

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Wicker Fish Basket Fishing Creel Trout Perch Cage Tackle Box Home Decoration Buy Now »

Wicker Fish Basket Fishing Creel Trout Perch Cage Tackle Box Home Decoration

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Old  Fishing Creel Wicker, Leather Trim with shoulder strap Bid Now » Buy Now »

Old Fishing Creel Wicker, Leather Trim with shoulder strap

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Wicker Creel Fish Basket Vintage Fisherman Traps Pouch Cage Tackle Case Buy Now »
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Wicker Fish Basket Creel Cage Vintage Willow Fishing Case Fisherman Traps Buy Now »
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Wicker Fish Basket Creel Cage Vintage Willow Fishing Case Fisherman Traps

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Vintage Fishing Creel Split Willow leather basket Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Split Willow leather basket

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FISHING CREEL MAKES A GREAT GIFT OR ADDITION TO YOUR  DECOR Bid Now »

FISHING CREEL MAKES A GREAT GIFT OR ADDITION TO YOUR DECOR

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Vintage Japanese Type Wicker Basket Fishing Creel Fish Shape Leather Hinge Latch Bid Now »

Vintage Japanese Type Wicker Basket Fishing Creel Fish Shape Leather Hinge Latch

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MagiDeal Fish Basket Wicker Vintage Fisherman Traps Cage w/ Adjustable Strap Buy Now »
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MagiDeal Fish Basket Wicker Vintage Fisherman Traps Cage w/ Adjustable Strap

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Vintage Trout Creel Leather Willow Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage Trout Creel Leather Willow

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Vintage CANVAS TROUT fly FISHING CREEL Bid Now »

Vintage CANVAS TROUT fly FISHING CREEL

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Patina Filled Antique Fishing Creel w Leather ? Pocket For Storage Display King! Bid Now »

Patina Filled Antique Fishing Creel w Leather ? Pocket For Storage Display King!

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel  Small  tapered sides Buy Now »

Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel Small tapered sides

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Vintage Fly Fishing Fish Basket With Shoulder Strap Buy Now »

Vintage Fly Fishing Fish Basket With Shoulder Strap

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Vintage Wicker Woven Creel Fly Fishing Basket Top on Sliding Rope 12"x8" Buy Now »
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Vintage Wicker Woven Creel Fly Fishing Basket Top on Sliding Rope 12"x8"

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Vintage Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel

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Wicker Fish Basket Fishing Creel Trout Perch Cage Tackle Box Home Decoration Buy Now »
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Wicker Fish Basket Fishing Creel Trout Perch Cage Tackle Box Home Decoration

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Vintage American Hand Woven Fishing Creel. Dark Tone Fishing Basket. Buy Now »

Vintage American Hand Woven Fishing Creel. Dark Tone Fishing Basket.

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