Early tight weave fly fishing creel or basket, partial label and old leather canvas shoulder strap. NO damage. Creel is 14 1/2" long, 9" tall, lid is 12" by 6 1/2". Creel has 36 vertical splines which is indicative of an early creel. Very clean, totally hand woven. Treated and waterproofed. See last photo for some but not all of the creels we have listed and available for sale.
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We have a large selection of Antique creels listed that were part of a fly shop display in Maine, that is why these are so perfect. I was fortunate enough to purchase the contents of the shop and will be listing Fly Rods, Reels, Creels and over 200 vintage hand tied Streamers. We do not sell damaged creels or ones with the bottoms rotted out. It was a common practice to place wet moss inside of the creel, this kept the trout fresh. For this reason the vast majority of creels have severe damage and crumble when handled. This is not the case with creels that we sell.
Also see last photo of some but not all of the creels we have listed.
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