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 1950s/1960s Fishing Creel Really Nice! original price tag intact $3.50 Buy Now »

Vintage 1950s/1960s Fishing Creel Really Nice! original price tag intact $3.50

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VINTAGE  FLY FISHING TROUT FISHING WICKER AND LEATHER CREEL WITH SHOULDER STRAP Bid Now » Buy Now »

VINTAGE FLY FISHING TROUT FISHING WICKER AND LEATHER CREEL WITH SHOULDER STRAP

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Fishing CREEL Wicker Older Bid Now »

Fishing CREEL Wicker Older

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VINTAGE ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLE FISHING  WICKER BASKET OLD UNIQUE RARE TACKLE Bid Now »

VINTAGE ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLE FISHING WICKER BASKET OLD UNIQUE RARE TACKLE

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Fishing Creel leather and wicker Trout Kreel British Hong Kong VintAge Bid Now »

Fishing Creel leather and wicker Trout Kreel British Hong Kong VintAge

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Antique Fishing Creel Wicker Basket Willow Vintage Outdoorsman Leather Fish Bid Now »

Antique Fishing Creel Wicker Basket Willow Vintage Outdoorsman Leather Fish

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Vintage Fishing Creel Basket Leather Wicker 9" x 9" x 13" Fly Fishing Home Decor Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Basket Leather Wicker 9" x 9" x 13" Fly Fishing Home Decor

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Beautiful Vintage SAMPY Select Willow Fish Creel   Bid Now »
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Beautiful Vintage SAMPY Select Willow Fish Creel

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VTG WICKER/LEATHER SPLIT WINDOW BASKET CREEL w/LEATHER SHOULDER STRAP Buy Now »
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VTG WICKER/LEATHER SPLIT WINDOW BASKET CREEL w/LEATHER SHOULDER STRAP

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Frog Creel Net Buy Now »

Frog Creel Net

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Antique Adirondack TROUT FISHING CREEL BASKET & Original Strap Split Bamboo Buy Now »

Antique Adirondack TROUT FISHING CREEL BASKET & Original Strap Split Bamboo

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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL WICKER LEATHER STRAPS BASKET FLY FISH DECOR TROUT RULER Bid Now »

VINTAGE FISHING CREEL WICKER LEATHER STRAPS BASKET FLY FISH DECOR TROUT RULER

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Vintage* Antique* Trout Fishing Creel* Wicker Basket* Wooden Latch Bid Now »

Vintage* Antique* Trout Fishing Creel* Wicker Basket* Wooden Latch

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Vintage fly fishing creel basket Buy Now »

Vintage fly fishing creel basket

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Antique fishing creel 1930 Bid Now »

Antique fishing creel 1930

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Antique/Vintage Wicker and Leather/ Canvas Fishing Creel Basket "LOOK" Bid Now »

Antique/Vintage Wicker and Leather/ Canvas Fishing Creel Basket "LOOK"

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Antique/Vintage Wicker and Leather Fishing Creel Basket "NICE" Bid Now »

Antique/Vintage Wicker and Leather Fishing Creel Basket "NICE"

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Antique/Vintage Wicker and Leather Fishing Creel Basket "LOOK" Bid Now »

Antique/Vintage Wicker and Leather Fishing Creel Basket "LOOK"

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VINTAGE ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLE FISHING CREEL WICKER BASKET OLD UNIQUE RARE TACKLE Bid Now »
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VINTAGE ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLE FISHING CREEL WICKER BASKET OLD UNIQUE RARE TACKLE

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VINTAGE  FISHING CREEL WICKER & LEATHER EXCELLENT CONDITION Buy Now »
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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL WICKER & LEATHER EXCELLENT CONDITION

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Vintage Fishing Creel Basket Woven Wicker Antique 17069 Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Basket Woven Wicker Antique 17069

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Antique Vintage Fishing Creel Wicker & Leather - Large and Lovely Buy Now »

Antique Vintage Fishing Creel Wicker & Leather - Large and Lovely

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NICE CLEAN JOHN CLARK SADDLERY LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL Bid Now »

NICE CLEAN JOHN CLARK SADDLERY LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL

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EX!! - NICK MOUSEL (YAKIMA, WASHINGTON) FISHING CREEL - EX!! Bid Now »

EX!! - NICK MOUSEL (YAKIMA, WASHINGTON) FISHING CREEL - EX!!

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Vintage Hand Made Woven Eel or Fish Trap Basket Bamboo 14" Tall Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Hand Made Woven Eel or Fish Trap Basket Bamboo 14" Tall Creel

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Vintage Fishing Creel - Possibly Handmade - Leather accents - Canvas Strap Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel - Possibly Handmade - Leather accents - Canvas Strap

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NICE ANTIQUE WICKER FISHING CREEL WITH LEATHER & CANVAS SHOULDER STRAP Bid Now »

NICE ANTIQUE WICKER FISHING CREEL WITH LEATHER & CANVAS SHOULDER STRAP

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Creel Fishing Basket for fishing or decorating, 12"ht,14"length,Base 7"x10" Bid Now »

Creel Fishing Basket for fishing or decorating, 12"ht,14"length,Base 7"x10"

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Wicker  Fishing Basket Bid Now »

Wicker Fishing Basket

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Rare Antique Fishing Creel Trout Wicker Basket With Leather Lid Brass Latch!!! Bid Now »

Rare Antique Fishing Creel Trout Wicker Basket With Leather Lid Brass Latch!!!

VERY RARE COMPLETE WITH ROPE HANDLES!!!
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Vintage/Antique Woven Wicker Fishing Tackle Box Basket Worm/Bait Creel Tin Bid Now »
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Vintage/Antique Woven Wicker Fishing Tackle Box Basket Worm/Bait Creel Tin

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Antique fishing creel Bid Now »

Antique fishing creel

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Vintage Brown Fishing Creel - Wicker with Peg Locking System.  Great condition! Bid Now »

Vintage Brown Fishing Creel - Wicker with Peg Locking System. Great condition!

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Vintage Wicker Woven Fly Fishing Creel Backpack, Trapping Basket Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Woven Fly Fishing Creel Backpack, Trapping Basket

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Fishing creel shoulder strap Bid Now »

Fishing creel shoulder strap

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Vintage/Antique Fishing Creel - Wicker Basket RED BROWN LEATHER Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage/Antique Fishing Creel - Wicker Basket RED BROWN LEATHER

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Vintage Woven Fishing Creel Buy Now »

Vintage Woven Fishing Creel

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ANTIQUE CANVAS CREEL 1943 Bid Now » Buy Now »

ANTIQUE CANVAS CREEL 1943

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Vintage Trout Creel Made in USA In Good Condition!!! Buy Now »

Vintage Trout Creel Made in USA In Good Condition!!!

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VINTAGE SPLIT WILLOW WOVEN CREEL LEATHER CANVAS & METAL ACCENTS BASKET Bid Now » Buy Now »

VINTAGE SPLIT WILLOW WOVEN CREEL LEATHER CANVAS & METAL ACCENTS BASKET

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Vintage Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel

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VINTAGE WICKER CREEL FISHING BASKET Bid Now »

VINTAGE WICKER CREEL FISHING BASKET

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Vintage Belgium Wicker Sitting Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Belgium Wicker Sitting Creel

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Vintage Fly Fishing Wicker Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Fly Fishing Wicker Creel

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Hand Carved Wooden Fishing Creel With Three Rainbow Trout, Wall Hanger Buy Now »

Hand Carved Wooden Fishing Creel With Three Rainbow Trout, Wall Hanger

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Vtg Fishing Creel Wateproof Internal Snap Frame Military US Saddlebag Bag Mint Bid Now »

Vtg Fishing Creel Wateproof Internal Snap Frame Military US Saddlebag Bag Mint

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Birchbark Creel / Basket Ornament 4" Buy Now »
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Birchbark Creel / Basket Ornament 4"

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VINTAGE ANTIQUE WEAVED FISHING CREEL BASKET RIVER LAKE STREAM COTTAGE CABIN Bid Now »

VINTAGE ANTIQUE WEAVED FISHING CREEL BASKET RIVER LAKE STREAM COTTAGE CABIN

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Vintage Canvas Fishing Creel Bag Bid Now »

Vintage Canvas Fishing Creel Bag

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VINTAGE WICKER & LEATHER FISHING BASKET CREEL WITH LEATHER POUCH Bid Now »

VINTAGE WICKER & LEATHER FISHING BASKET CREEL WITH LEATHER POUCH

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