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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
Fishing CreelED CUMMINGS FLINT,MI. WOVEN WICKER CREEL EX+!!
"ED CUMMINGS, INC.,was an organization of veteran anglers and wholesalers of tackle & equipment sold by "leading jobbers from coast to coast". Their catalog stated the creels were made in Michigan of Michigan willow, "shaped to fit the body and finished with spar varnish to prevent rotting". In 1938 they had four different creels available in several sizes. The sliding wood latch was typical detail on their creel as was the whole wicker willow. Measures approximately 16" across its bottom and 10" high at its back. Beautiful overall condition! No harness was found with this creel which were after market/separate purchases anyway. Nice addition to any creel collection or you can still use it! Rich copper color finish. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 19017Price $119.00
CreelTIGHT 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 intact and there are leather hinges at rear of top. 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 19304Price $149.00
CreelEARLY TIGHT FRENCH WEAVE SPLIT WILLOW CREEL EX+!
Tightly woven early French weave style split willow creel in excellent condition! This is a fine example of the early creels imported to the United States Tackle Shop 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 13" across its bottom and 9" high at its back! Has nice original manufactures label on the bottom! Makes a great addition to any collection or as a display artifact for cabin, lodge, or home. The lid closure is intact and there are leather hinges at rear of top. 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 19306Price $149.00
Creel SPLIT WILLOW CREEL 15" w/ HARNESS c.1930's EX+!
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 has its original manufactures label on its bottom. It was found with a newer 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 19324Price $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
Fishing CreelLEATHER TRIMMED SPLIT WILLOW CREEL SCARCE #13 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! Appears to be old new stock. Please click on its image for additional closeups!
SKU 19291Price $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
CreelSPLIT WILLOW ANTIQUE CREEL TRIMMED IN SADDLE LEATHER !
This is a 13" Split Willow Creel with saddle leather trim! C.1930's. This has the scarcer vertical front leather trim. Closing strap and handle still intact! The split willow weave is an nice example of the "tight French weave" baskets created early on. A harness was found with it however they were generally after market purchases depending on your own personal dimensions. Please click on its image to see additional closeups.
SKU 19299Price $189.00
CreelLARGE 17" VINTAGE SPLIT WILLOW CREEL W/LEATHER TRIM & HARNESS!
Large vintage c. 1930's split willow creel with nice dark brown leather trim. Nice tight weave. Rear carry handle, front closing strap and buckle are all intact! This is a 17" wide creel across its bottom and is approximately 10" tall at its back side. It was found with a after market leather harness which is included. Great for cabin or lodge display or add it to your collection! Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 19326Price $189.00
CreelPOCKETED VINTAGE SPLIT WILLOW CREEL W/HARNESS & LEATHER TRIM!
Very nice pocketed split willow creel with leather trim. This creel retains its original closing strap & buckle, rear carry handle, and front snaps to close pocket. Is is approximately 15" across its bottom and is 9" tall at its back side. Embossed 9" measure across the rear of the lid on top. Rich orange/brown patina. It was found with a fabric/leather harness and is included. These early 1900's creels were mostly produced in Japan for the American Tackle Shops as were the baskets that the famous Oregon creel makers used to apply their award winning leather work! Nice display piece for cabin or lodge. or to collect. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 19325Price $189.00
Fishing CreelSCARCE 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 19292Price $198.00
CreelVINTAGE TIGHTLY WOVEN SPLIT WILLOW CREEL W/POCKET!
Excellent condition vintage split willow creel with leather trim and a front leather accessory pocket! This creel is 15" wide across its bottom. It has its original rear carry handle, front closing strap and buckle, and closing snaps on its pocket and all are in tack & working. There is an marked 9" measure along the back top edge of the lid. This creel has a rich patina on the leather and the split willow is excellent! Made originally 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 beautiful embossed 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 19295Price $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
Fishing CreelRARE "VOIGT" CREEL FRENCH WEAVE SPLIT WILLOW/LEATHER TRIM!
"The Voigt company has been in continuous operation since the 1840's and now has two factories, one in Seattle, Washington, and the other in Sandpoint, Idaho." It is thought the "these creels were made in the 30's possibly by the grandfather of the two brothers who now operate the two current branches of the company (not producing creels of any type)." "The stitching on the diagonal leather on the front of the creels serve two purposes....it holds the leather down but is also very decorative and adds much to the character of the creels." This creel uses the running "S" tooling in the leather. It has half the lid covered in leather and the rest of the creel is trimmed in leather. Very few of these creels are known and most were unmarked but easily identified by their construction details as listed above. This one retains its original carry handle and front closing strap & buckle. The additional snap button was done for the sporting goods company in Seattle that sold these creels "Piper & Taft....Sporting Goods...Seattle". Measures approximately 16" across the bottom and 10" high at the back. A wonderfully large creel that would make a great addition to any creel collection. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 17566Price $450.00
George Lawrence #4 CreelSCARCE GEORGE LAWRENCE NO.4 SPLIT WILLOW CREEL
Early George Lawrence No.4 "Supreme" model Split Willow creel. Because it is marked 4 and not 4A means that this was one of Lawrence's early creels (pre 1929) because between 1923 and 1929 they only used single digit numbers without additional letters. The metal cartouche was not introduced till 1929 and this was one of the early unmarked models except for the "4" stamped on the top and the classic Lawrence Supreme tooling pattern (see page 60 of the "Art of The Creel" reference book). The No. 4 creel measured approximately 15" across its bottom and carried up to 25 pounds of fish! This split willow has the "French Weave" pattern and thus is very tightly woven. Overall a creel in great condition retaining its' original rear carry handle, front closing strap, and 9 inch measure across the upper top at back hinge. The handle and strap are worn more then the other leather trim but are still there! No harness was found with this creel which were after market purchases anyway. Saddle quality leather trim. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 16055Price $695.00
George Lawrence RARE "RAINBOW" MODEL CREEL BY THE GEORGE LAWRENCE CO.
Very rare leathered creel by the George Lawrence Co. of Portland, Oregon known as their "Rainbow" model 304 with double front accessory pockets, half leathered top, and leather trim. The other feature is that this model was made from Cordovan leather (horse hide rather then cow hide). The Rainbow model had plenty of leather trim but no embossing! This No.304 was the starting size of the 3 sizes made (304, 305, & 306) and was 15" with a capacity of 25 lbs. It retains its original rear carry handle and front closing strap for the lid top. This creel has a shoulder harness and is in overall great condition! There are marks and nicks here & there but nothing that really takes away from displaying this creel as a highly prized piece of your collection! The closing strap is separated with both pieces still there. Could be fixed by a leather smith or shoe repair shop! Please click on its images to see additional closeups!
SKU 16423Price $900.00
A. E. Nelson CreelA.E. NELSON (OREGON CREEL MAKER) 16" LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW CREEL W/HARNESS!
Excellent condition large 16" split willow creel by Oregon maker A.E. Nelson as seen in "The Art Of The Creel" book. Pictures tell whole story...hardly used, beautifully tooled and including a high quality tooled 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 19328Price $995.00
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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