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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Fishing Creel Basket Wicker With Leather Straps Bid Now »

Fishing Creel Basket Wicker With Leather Straps

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ANTIQUE FISHING CREEL FISHING BASKET WITH LEATHER CONSTRUCTION in rough shape Bid Now »

ANTIQUE FISHING CREEL FISHING BASKET WITH LEATHER CONSTRUCTION in rough shape

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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL Bid Now »

VINTAGE FISHING CREEL

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Vintage Wicker Creel with Slide Opener & Original Leather Belt Buy Now »

Vintage Wicker Creel with Slide Opener & Original Leather Belt

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Vintage Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel

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

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

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Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel w/ Leather Strap and Cloth Lining Made for Decor Buy Now »

Vintage Wicker Fishing Creel w/ Leather Strap and Cloth Lining Made for Decor

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GREAT ANTIQUE WICKER FISHING CREEL WITH LEATHER HINGES/STRAP Bid Now »

GREAT ANTIQUE WICKER FISHING CREEL WITH LEATHER HINGES/STRAP

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Vintage Fishing Creel Buy Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel

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Vintage Hand Made  FISHING CREEL Basket WICKER? WILLOW? Bid Now »

Vintage Hand Made FISHING CREEL Basket WICKER? WILLOW?

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Antique Split Willow Fishing Creel Basket French Weave with Leather Harness Bid Now »

Antique Split Willow Fishing Creel Basket French Weave with Leather Harness

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Vintage Antique Early Old Fishing Creel Basket Leather Collectible Primitive Bid Now »
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Vintage Antique Early Old Fishing Creel Basket Leather Collectible Primitive

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ANTIQUE FISHING CREEL FISHING BASKET WITH LEATHER CONSTRUCTION NICE L@@K Bid Now »

ANTIQUE FISHING CREEL FISHING BASKET WITH LEATHER CONSTRUCTION NICE L@@K

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NWT TROUT FISHING CREEL Bid Now » Buy Now »

NWT TROUT FISHING CREEL

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Fly Fishing Willow Creel with Web Strap Bid Now »

Fly Fishing Willow Creel with Web Strap

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Vintage wicker fishing creel.  Is in really good shape except handle is missing. Bid Now »

Vintage wicker fishing creel. Is in really good shape except handle is missing.

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LARGE ANTIQUE FLY FISHING CREEL BASKET WILLOW WICKER USED OLD RARE Bid Now »

LARGE ANTIQUE FLY FISHING CREEL BASKET WILLOW WICKER USED OLD RARE

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Vintage Creel Fishing Basket with Canvas Leather Strap Buy Now »

Vintage Creel Fishing Basket with Canvas Leather Strap

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Vintage Creel Fishing Basket

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1 Vtg ARCA Wicker Old Fishing Creel Stool Antique Storage Tackle Box Basket Seat Buy Now »

1 Vtg ARCA Wicker Old Fishing Creel Stool Antique Storage Tackle Box Basket Seat

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Vtg Wicker Old Fishing Creel Stool Antique Storage Tackle Box Basket Padded Seat Buy Now »

Vtg Wicker Old Fishing Creel Stool Antique Storage Tackle Box Basket Padded Seat

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Vintage fishing creel with tight weave Bid Now »

Vintage fishing creel with tight weave

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Vintage British Hong Kong Child's Fishing Creel Basket - RARE SIZE! Bid Now »

Vintage British Hong Kong Child's Fishing Creel Basket - RARE SIZE!

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Antique Rattan Fly Fishing Basket/Creel with Worm Holder pin Bid Now »

Antique Rattan Fly Fishing Basket/Creel with Worm Holder pin

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vintage Fish creel Bid Now »

vintage Fish creel

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Vintage Fishing Creel Tackle Box Adirondack Willow Wicker Leather Antique Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Tackle Box Adirondack Willow Wicker Leather Antique

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FISHING CREEL DECORATIVE / STORAGE / DISPLAY Buy Now »
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FISHING CREEL DECORATIVE / STORAGE / DISPLAY

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VINTAGE TROUT FISHING CREEL Bid Now » Buy Now »

VINTAGE TROUT FISHING CREEL

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Vintage Fly Fishing Creel Wicker Basket  Leather Pouch & Ruler   VINTAGE TACKLE Bid Now »

Vintage Fly Fishing Creel Wicker Basket Leather Pouch & Ruler VINTAGE TACKLE

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Vintage fly fishing creel

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VINTAGE/OLD FISHING CREEL WITH STITCHED LEATHER Bid Now »

VINTAGE/OLD FISHING CREEL WITH STITCHED LEATHER

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NICE CLEAN LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET POCKETED CREEL Bid Now »

NICE CLEAN LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET POCKETED CREEL

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NICE CLEAN LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL #2 Bid Now »

NICE CLEAN LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL #2

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NICE CLEAN LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL #3 Bid Now »

NICE CLEAN LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL #3

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JOHN CLARK SADDLERY LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL ? Bid Now »

JOHN CLARK SADDLERY LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL ?

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MARSHALL WELLS?? BEAUTIFULLY EMBOSSED LEATHER SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL - EX!! Bid Now »

MARSHALL WELLS?? BEAUTIFULLY EMBOSSED LEATHER SPLIT WILLOW BASKET CREEL - EX!!

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Wicker Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Wicker Fishing Creel

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Vintage Fishing Creel  Great Collector Piece Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel Great Collector Piece

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VTG FLY FISHING WICKER CREEL BASKET W/LEATHER BELT STRAP LOW START NO RESERVE!! Bid Now »

VTG FLY FISHING WICKER CREEL BASKET W/LEATHER BELT STRAP LOW START NO RESERVE!!

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Vintage Fishing Creel--- years old for display or repair Bid Now »

Vintage Fishing Creel--- years old for display or repair

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VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL with LEATHER/CANVAS HARNESS Bid Now »

VINTAGE WICKER FISHING CREEL with LEATHER/CANVAS HARNESS

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Antique Wicker & Leather Fly Fishing Creel Basket Leather Pouch Harness & Straps Bid Now »

Antique Wicker & Leather Fly Fishing Creel Basket Leather Pouch Harness & Straps

Bid: $51.00
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VINTAGE ANTIQUE FISHING CREEL WICKER WITH LEATHER SHOULDER STRAP GREAT DECOR. Bid Now »

VINTAGE ANTIQUE FISHING CREEL WICKER WITH LEATHER SHOULDER STRAP GREAT DECOR.

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Vintage Belgium Whole Willow Fishing Creel w/Leather Harness~Excellent! Bid Now »

Vintage Belgium Whole Willow Fishing Creel w/Leather Harness ~ Excellent!

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Vintage WICKER FISHING CREEL, as is condition Bid Now »

Vintage WICKER FISHING CREEL, as is condition

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Vintage Wicker Standard Ed Cumings 14" Fishing Creel Patented Wood Closure Bid Now »

Vintage Wicker Standard Ed Cumings 14" Fishing Creel Patented Wood Closure

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Brook Trout small Creel , wicker with leather straps, never used Bid Now »

Brook Trout small Creel , wicker with leather straps, never used

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OLD FISHING CREEL NICE FORM LARGE Buy Now »

OLD FISHING CREEL NICE FORM LARGE

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Vintage British Hong Kong Creel Fly Fishing Basket Bid Now »

Vintage British Hong Kong Creel Fly Fishing Basket

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Antique Fishing Creel Bid Now »

Antique Fishing Creel

Collectible Fishing Basket in Excellent condition!
Bid: $75.00
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