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 FRESH WATER BASKET WEAVE FISHING CREEL Clean & Sturdy Bid Now » Buy Now »

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Fishing Willow Creel Basket Wicker Fisherman Trap Cage Fish Case Export Quality Buy Now »
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WICKER FISHING CREEL 16" WIDE.  8" DEEP  7" TALL Buy Now »

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Vintage Collis 20th Century Ventilated Fish Bag Old Cloth Fishing Creel 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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Vintage Antique Wicker Creel Trout Fly Fishing Basket Bid Now » Buy Now »

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Antique FISHING CREEL Wicker Basket Leather Trim Strap George Lawrence? Bait box Buy Now »

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Vintage Creel 16x5x7 leather fixtures canvas strap Buy Now »

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An early Apache polychrome fishing creel basket, American Indian, circa: 1930 Buy Now »

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Antique Catskill Mountains Wicker Creel, Cabin and Cottage Decor Buy Now »

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Antique Side Hole Wicker Fishing Creel leather early 20th century Buy Now »

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Antique Vintage Center Hole Wicker Fishing Creel leather mid 20th century Buy Now »

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VINTAGE FISHING CREEL BASKET WEAVE FRESH WATER FISHING Buy Now »

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Vintage Wicker Fish Basket Fisherman's Trap Creel w/Shoulder Strap 12.5"x6"x5.5" Buy Now »

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Orvis Willow Wicker Woven Fishing Creel Basket with Leather Strap EXC Condition Buy Now »
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Unusual Large Vintage Fishing Creel Bait Box Hand Made W Strap Buy Now »

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Vintage Large Wicker Woven Fishing Creel Basket with Strap Buy Now »

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Thai Lao vintage fishing creel wicker bamboo basket fisherman traps Buy Now »

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 Willow Fishing Creel and Orvis Fly Wallet Buy Now »

Willow Fishing Creel and Orvis Fly Wallet

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Early Antique Center Hole Wicker Fishing Creel Family Heirloom Buy Now »

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Vintage Antique Fishing Creel Tackle Tattered Authentic Wear Lake House Decor Buy Now »

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Rare V.L. & A -- Copper Lined FISHING  CREEL -- Excellent with Metal Tag Buy Now »

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Fisherman, Fishing Creel Trinket Box Buy Now »

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VINTAGE FRESH WATER BASKET WEAVE FISHING CREEL Buy Now »

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

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VINTAGE FRESH WATER BASKET WEAVE LARGE FISHING CREEL WITH LEATHER & CANVAS STRAP Buy Now »

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Antique Fishing Creel Wicker Leather Fisherman Basket Hunting Fly Cabin Buy Now »
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ANTIQUE FISHING CREEL BASKET RIVER TROUT FISH WICKER OLD VINTAGE FISHERMAN'S cl1 Buy Now »

ANTIQUE FISHING CREEL BASKET RIVER TROUT FISH WICKER OLD VINTAGE FISHERMAN'S cl1

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Large Vintage French Galvanized Zinc Fishing Creel Bait Bucket ~ Green ~ Strap Buy Now »

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