Until catch and release became a common practice, fishermen needed something to put their rainbow and cutthroat trout in. Thus the creel, usually woven like a porous basket out of willow, and sometimes reinforced with tooled, saddle leather. Oregon companies that are renowned for the craftsmanship of their willow creels include George Lawrence, Joseph Schnell, John Clark, and A.E. Nelson.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Joes Old Lures

Joes Old Lures

Joe Yates' website is a great showcase for hundreds of old fishing lures, providing high resolution photos and in m… [read review or visit site]

Mrlurebox.com

Mrlurebox.com

Take a big bite - you won't want to just nibble at Robbie Pavey's gallery of over 300 antique fishing lures, many w… [read review or visit site]

AntiqueLures.com

AntiqueLures.com

This extensive site features over 500 pages of information on pre-1940 wood fishing lures and lure boxes. Start wit… [read review or visit site]

Oldfishinglure.com

Oldfishinglure.com

This site is sure to snag you with its great collection of fishing lures from the early 1900s. Includes lures from … [read review or visit site]

TackleCollecting.com

TackleCollecting.com

Larry Nicholson's site dedicated to vintage fishing lures. Features beautiful images of lures and boxes from Fred A… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Discussion Forums

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Creel Fishing Vintage Antique Old Macmonies Hand Made Portland OregonAntique / Vintage Trout Fishing Creel Tightly Woven Wicker Durable Leather , OldT1) Vintage Leather Trim Wicker Fishing Creel With Leather Strap Nice NrVintage Original Old Red Head Wicker Fishing Creel/basket...nrNice Antique Fishing Creel BasketVintage 1950's Mid Century Sportster Double Thermos W/corks Lunch Box Creel LookVintage Wicker Fishing Creel Basket W/ Straps Vintage Western Fly Fishing Leather Hard Sided Fly Case - Includes Flies!Nik Pascal Raicevic Sixth Ear Beyond The End Eternity Cd Creel Pone Oop RareNik Pascal Raicevic Magnetic Web Zero Gravity Cd Creel Pone Oop RareVintage Wicker & Leather Trout Fishing Creel Made In British Hong KongVintage Fishing Creel Wicker Fly Fishing Trout Basket With StrapsAntique Fishing Creel Wicker And Leather Needs Work Nice Display Vintage Fishing Creel Woven WickerVintage Unmarked Canvas Fishing Creel W/ Brass ScreenFish Creel Antique Bestmade Co Aluminum Kelty Creel Lg Lumbar Waist Backpack Fanny Pack Day Pack - Large SizeVintage Hardy Bros Alnwick Creel Wicker Fishing Basket Brass Tag AntiqueAntique Wood Lures Hand Shaped Cut Painted Lure Plugs Metal Lip + Fishing CreelReal Photo Postcard-early Fishermen With Fishing Poles, Creels And NetSeven Color Creel Crystal Key Chain Keyring Handbag Accessory Charm Pendant Old Wicker & Leather Creel Fishing BasketVintage Wicker Fishing CreelNew Womans Coldwater Creel Long Sleeve Floral Emb. T-shirt Tee's MediumE19 347 Rivers Edge Creel Basket Ceiling Fan Pull Hand Painted 12 Inch Chain