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CreelNetMount.jpgCreel, Net & Mount Display
An example of how to create an area displaying a Creel, Net and Mount combination. Click image to see an enlarged photo. Note: Items not for sale, display only.
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BKArtoftheCreel2.jpgART OF THE CREEL
Hugh Chatham and Dan McClain

"The Art of the Creel" is a photographic perspective on a wide variety of creels, their makers, their materials, and their artistic appeal. With more than 200 different creels photographed, this book provides a comprehensive look at all the major categories of creel as well as some very rare, one of a kind creels that are tucked away in private collections. The authors have also provided pertient information about the history and the makers of most of the creels. There is still much to learn about the subject and "The Art of the Creel" is as good place to start for anyone interested in fishing creels. (Note: There are no values given)

SKU ISBN # 0-9659172-7-4Price $49.95
18998 SPLIT WILLOW CREEL 15" w/ HARNESS c.1930's
Nice condition vintage split willow creel with leather trim. This creel is approximately 15" wide across its bottom. It has its original rear carry handle, original front closing strap and buckle, and all are in tack & working. Made in Japan circa late 30's for the American Tackle shops as were 98% of all creels since the early 1900's including the baskets that the famous Oregon Creel makers used to dress with their fancy tooled saddle leather. It was found with a shoulder harness which was always a "after market" purchase. Nice addition to any collection or perfect to display in home, cabin, or lodge! Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 18998Price $189.00
19000VINTAGE SPLIT WILLOW CREEL W/LEATHER TRIM !
Great vintage split willow fishing creel with leather trim. This creel retains its original rear carry handle, front closing strap and buckle! This is a 15" wide creel measured across its bottom. There is a 9" measure across the rear top of the lid. It has a wonderful medium brown finish. It has diagonal leather trim strips. The willow is tightly woven and the patina retains its copper/brown finish from over 60 years ago! It was found without a shoulder harness which was an after market purchase anyway. It is marked on the bottom and was produced in Japan c.1930's as were most all woven creels for the American tackle shops including the baskets that the famous Oregon Creel makers used to trim in their tooled saddle leather. Please click on its image for additional closeups. Great one to collect or display!
SKU 19000Price $189.00
18999VINTAGE 1930'S SPLIT WILLOW CREEL W/LEATHER TRIM
Excellent condition vintage split willow creel with leather trim . This creel is 15" wide across its bottom. It has its original rear carry handle, front closing strap and buckle and all are in working condition. Nice dark brown finished leather. Originally made in Japan for the American Tackle shops as were 98% of all creels since the early 1900's including the baskets that the famous Oregon Creel makers used to dress with their fancy tooled saddle leather. It was found with a leather shoulder harness which was always a "after market" purchase. Nice addition to any collection or perfect to display in home, cabin, or lodge! Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 18999Price $189.00
19006EXCELLENT CONDITION SPLIT WILLOW CREEL W/LEATHER TRIM!
Great vintage split willow fishing creel with leather trim. This creel retains its original rear carry handle, front closing strap and buckle! This creel measures 14" wide across its bottom. There is a 9" measure across the rear top of the lid. It has a wonderful orange/ brown finish. It is stamped on the bottom "#14" and was woven in Japan which is where most of all creel baskets came from for the American Tackle Shops. This includes the creel baskets used by the famous Oregon Creel makers who imported the baskets from the far east and then aplied their saddle leather with nice tooling designs! It has diagonal leather trim strips. The willow is tightly woven. A aftermarket additional leather shoulder harness was found with it. Please click on its image for additional closeups. Great one to collect or display!
SKU 19006Price $189.00
18238.jpgTIGHT FRENCH WEAVE SPLIT WILLOW CREEL C.1920'S
Large 16" early French weave split willow creel in excellent condition! This is a fine example of the early creels imported to the United States Tackle Shops pre-leather trim. It is also an example of the tightly woven creels that the famous Oregon Creel makers imported and then dressed with their fancy tooled leather. This creel measures approximately 16" across its bottom and 10" high at its back! Makes a great addition to any collection or as a display artifact for cabin, lodge, or home. The lid closure is not intact. There was no harness found with it and the harness were after-market purchases if desired. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 18238Price $189.00
19007SCARCE LARGE SPLIT WILLOW CREEL w/POCKET W/LEATHER TRIM & HARNESS!
Large Pocketed style Split Willow vintage fishing creel! Original leather finish, original closing strap & buckle and original rear carry handle! All parts intack! This creel is tightly woven and measures approximately 16" across its bottom (marked 16 on bottom)". This creel is c.1930's and originally made in Japan where most all creels were produced for the American market since 1900 including the baskets that the famous Oregon Creel Makers used to leather too! It has a aftermarket embossedl leather harness that is included too. This creel shows beautifully and has a embossed measure from 1-10 inches marked on the top rear section of the lid. Please click on the creels image for additional closeups!
SKU 19007Price $198.00
18650LEATHER TRIMMED SPLIT WILLOW CREEL SCARCE #3 SMALLER SIZE!
Very nice 13" vintage tightly woven French weave split willow fishing creel with leather trim . This is a vintage Japanese creel produced for the American Tackle Shops since the early 1900's. These are the same split willow baskets purchased by the famous Oregon creel makers to trim in their quality saddle leather and tooling detail. This one is probably circa late 1930's. It was found with a harness which was an after market purchase. Willow has a nice patina and the saddle leather trim is very nice too. This creel displays beautifully and retains a rear carry handle, front closing strap and buckle! Just an outstanding wall hanger for home, cabin, or lodge in a smaller scarce size! Please click on its image for additional closeups!
SKU 18650Price $198.00
15853RARE CHILDS CREEL W/DETACHABLE POCKET C.1930
Nice and scarce childs creel with leather trim and detachable pocket! Four buckle straps allow the removal of the front accessory pocket. Closing strap, rear carry handle, & pocket snaps all working. Found with a nicely embossed leather harness that is included. Measures approximately 12" across its bottom and only 7" high at the back. This vintage creel is made from tight French weave split willow. Overall a great vintage creel c.1930 with only a few minor leather chips. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 15853Price $198.00
Creel Fishing BasketRARE NO.6 JOHN CLARK SADDELERY CO. ANTIQUE CREEL !
This is a 16" Split Willow Creel with saddle leather trim with tooled and embossed patterns. C.1922 Clark started his company in 1878 and he pass away in 1923. His family continued the company till 1927. Obviously a used creel but shows great patina. Closing strap and handle still intact! Half leather top. The split willow weave is an nice example of the "tight French weave" baskets created early on. A few loose threads but nothing that detracts from how this creel displays. Beautiful large creel from a well known Oregon creel maker in his day! No harness they were after market purchases depending on your own personal dimensions. Please click on its image to see additional closeups. Being sold as shown.
SKU 18770Price $589.00
13830a.jpgA.E. NELSON LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW CREEL/SIGNED
Mint/unused 14" split willow creel by Oregon maker A.E. Nelson. Pictures tell whole story...never used, beautifully tooled and including a high quality padded harness by Nelson too! They don't get any better then this! Signed on back A.E. Nelson in leather. Please click on its image for additional close ups!
SKU 13830Price $1,150.00
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