Rated 4 out of 5áby 4strongwinds Wicker creel, the way to go
I needed a creel to keep my catch fresh during a day's fishing so tried the wicker creel. No comparaison to anything plastic! If you deep it in water every so often during the day, the fish stay fresh until the evening when you head back, no rigor mortis and they keep their colours. The way to go.
As for size, it's based on the traditional designs so no complaints, it's big but not massive. Great for a good day's fishing. Might be slightly big if you just keep a couple of brookies, but it leaves room for the possible bigger ones you might be lucky enough to catch.
The smell seems to only be the leather oil treatment. It is strong but the creel is in contact with the water on and off all day so I'm happy to have a nice water proof leather. The smell fades after a few uses.
So: perfect to keep your catch fresh with the added vintage character and a nice leather strap. Fair enough it's not quite as refined as a vintage 1940's rattan creel (so only 4 stars, I'm picky) but this is new and very useful.
October 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Bub2727 Rick (My Best Friend) THANK YOU VERY MUCH !
My BEST friend (Rick) got this for me just for just no reason other than he considers me his best friend and he wanted me to have one like his! This creel is a little larger than the old one that I had but I think that is GREAT for that will just give me more room to carry more options to catch ( I hope ) more trout with! I LOVE IT!
March 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Pastorcaster Great Old Time Wicker Creel!
This wicker creel comes as advertised. It kind of takes you back a few years in fly fishing. The smell that some of complained about, I felt was very minimal and is a part of the process used to protect this item. Also, the size is just what a traditional creel should be. No problems here. I absolutely love this creel!
October 10, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5áby DistinctVoice Nicely Made But Too Large
Wonderful creel, well made & quick ship but way too large for any brook fishing, would be in the way. Could hold 30 brookies. Had to return.
July 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby nwcoastalgirl Retirement gift
I bought this old fashioned fishing basket for a good friend that is retiring and will be spending time fishing and hunting with her husband. It is perfect! Even if she never puts a fish in it, it will look wonderful displayed on a table.
And, yes, she loves it.
July 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby LJSampson A Creel for Those who Relish Fishing
A faint amber glow suggests a creator with more than utility in mind. The crisply cut leather straps are fragrant with the oils rubbed into them and slide smoothly through your fingers when you first pick the creel out of its packaging. Functional to the extent required but also sensitive to its role as a pice of attire. It serves its purpose dutifully but does not burden its master with more than the weight of his catch. A creel for someone that seeks stony riverbeds for the solace they offer as much as they do for the fish.
May 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5áby troutok Big Creel
Great quality, good price, but it's huge. I would love the same creel in a smaller size for your normal brook and stream fishing in the North East. While I don't keep many fish, a nice feed of pan sized trout is wonderful from time to time. If I am fishing for 16 to 20 inch trout, I am not keeping them. This creel would be great for large fish.
April 25, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5áby threejohn Fish basket
Attractive, looks like it will be a keepsake BUT too bad it has such a strong odor about it. It's been hanging outside for a couple of weeks and that has not helped much. Guess I need to give it more time.
March 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby coffeeshark Beautiful Craftsmanship
This creel is beautiful and comfortable to wear while fishing all day. Now I just need to get better and find bigger fish.
March 7, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5áby MargaretFalls Creel that needs Friends
This is a good product at a fair price. However, I do have issues with it. I sent mine back. First, I could not get past the stink. The makers sprayed this with something they though would venefit the product. UGH ! Also, this creel is a great size for western rivers or other places that carry larger fish. I would prefer id Bean's offered a 12 and 14 inch creel. This is just too large for me. The harness is great and very well made. I did not like this creel because it smelled horribly and was too large.
July 13, 2011