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 NOS Fishing Creel Made of Wicker Buy Now »

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Antique Tight Weave Wicker & Leather Fishing Creel Basket Made in japan #14 Buy Now »

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VERY NICE LATE 1800'S HAND WOVEN WICKER FISH CREEL W/LEATHER STRAP Buy Now »

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

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Wicker Creel Fishing Creel With Contents. (Reel, Hooks,Line) Unique Fish Latch Buy Now »
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VINTAGE L.L. BEAN LARGE WOVEN BASKET FISHING CREEL BACKPACK *RARE* Buy Now »

VINTAGE L.L. BEAN LARGE WOVEN BASKET FISHING CREEL BACKPACK *RARE*

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Vintage Collis 20th Century Ventilated Fish Bag Old Cloth Fishing Creel Buy Now »
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Vintage Dolomit Brevettato Lunghezza Pesce Fishing Creel / Case Made in Italy Buy Now »

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SMALL FISHING CREEL HANDWOVEN WICKER FISHING BASKET Bid Now » Buy Now »

SMALL FISHING CREEL HANDWOVEN WICKER FISHING BASKET

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CREEL Vintage Fishing  Fabric Straps No Damages Bid Now »

CREEL Vintage Fishing Fabric Straps No Damages

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ULTRA CLEAN GEORGE LAWRENCE LEATHERED HANDI-TOP CREEL Bid Now »

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EXCELLENT LEATHERED SPLIT BAMBOO BASKET CREEL

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Early Antique WICKER FISHING CREEL Lots of LEATHER "Hole In Center" RARE! Buy Now »

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Vintage Gotcha Basket Wicker Wood Trout Fishing Creel Basket 13"x8.5"x7.5" Buy Now »

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1881 Abbey & Imbrie Novel Fish Basket Creel Scientific American Antique Buy Now »
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Unusual Shape Vintage Fishing Creel - Rectangle - Split Oak Bid Now »

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Vintage Wicker Leather FLY FISHING CREEL basket British Hong Kong 8" Ruler LQQK Buy Now »

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Vintage  Fishing Creel Made of Wicker with Light Brown Leather Buy Now »

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Antique Vintage George Lawrence Portland Rare 1920s/30's  Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Antique Vintage George Lawrence Portland Rare 1920s/30's Fishing Creel

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel

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Vintage wicker Fishing Creel 1900? 1920s? No reserve Bid Now »

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Mid Century Aluminum Metal Fishing Creel - Vintage Antique & Very Rare! Bid Now »

Mid Century Aluminum Metal Fishing Creel - Vintage Antique & Very Rare!

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NICE CLEAN GEORGE LAWRENCE SUPREME MODEL 4 SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL Bid Now »

NICE CLEAN GEORGE LAWRENCE SUPREME MODEL 4 SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL

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FISHING CREEL

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

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Vtg South Bend Polar Creel Canvas Fishing Bag Plastic Lined-17"Wx10H"-free ship Bid Now »
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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL WITH LEATHER STRAPS AND GREAT FISH HEAD CLOSURE Bid Now »

VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL WITH LEATHER STRAPS AND GREAT FISH HEAD CLOSURE

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Vintage Fishing Creel Wicker with Leather Front Pocket and Trim NICE! Bid Now » Buy Now »

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Fishing Creel - Freshwater - Can Attach to Belt  - Good -Possibly Homemade Buy Now »

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Old FISHING CREEL Wicker Fish Basket Leather shoulder Strapping Straps Harness Bid Now » Buy Now »

Old FISHING CREEL Wicker Fish Basket Leather shoulder Strapping Straps Harness

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

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

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