Traditional Style Fishing Creel – Full Size (11 1/2″ X 6″ base)

The Traditional Style Fishing Creel is 11 1/2″ X 6″ at the base and has an oval hole in the lid to slide the fish through. It is handwoven of premium reed, and topped with a solid pine lid secured with a brass hinge. A leather thong and wooden peg assembly keeps it securely closed. It is available in three stains: golden oak, black walnut and red oak. After staining, lids are finished with multiple coats of polyurethene then wet sanded, waxed and buffed to a smooth lustrous shine. Adjustable cotton webbing straps have a leather shoulder pad.

Also available in a miniature size (6″ X 3″ at the base); same 3 stain options.

These collector quality baskets also are a perfect decorating accent when placed on a mantel or shelf and filled with dried flower arrangements, pine cones or other appropriate items.


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  1. Kathleen Hargadine
    Posted November 14, 2011 at 2:07 am | Permalink

    Is this creel actually functional for fishing? Love the look!

    • Coraleau
      Posted November 14, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for your interest in my baskets. Yes, it is quite functional for fishing. It is patterned after some vintage wooden lidded creels I saw in museums and antique shops. I updated the design somewhat with a brass hinge and clasp system, but the look and function are like the solid lidded creels often used in our region.

      Because of the polished polyurethane lid and other features, I will say that many of the creels I’ve sold are being used as decorating accents. However, there are many that are carried by stream fishermen and they work very well: just dampen some brookside ferns, place them inside to help keep your catch cooled and slide any trout you land into the basket using the hole cut in the top.

      Coincidentally, I am in the process of preparing a blog entry which talks about the pine lidded creels versus those with woven lids. Watch my website for it in a few days.

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