Willow Wicker Fly Fishing Creel Storage Basket
Length 35 cm x Width 22 cm x Height 19 cm
This willow wicker Fly Fishing Creel storage basket is made from double steamed willow with a buff willow stripe around the base. It has a removable webbing shoulder strap attached to the sides of the basket with metal clips and ring. On the front of the basket is a metal clasp to hold the lid in place. The clasp and hinges have leather fixings. For the fisherman in your family, this willow wicker fly fishing creel storage basket would be a lovely gift. Fill it with weights and tackle for a more personalised gift. Another option would be to use this basket when you are out walking, add a bottle of water, sandwich and fruit. The strap is long enough to carry the basket across your body, spreading the weight more evenly.
Willow baskets are very versatile. These are much hardier and can be used outside as they will survive in all weathers. Usually a stronger weave, they are very sturdy and solid. Grown in fields and by river banks as willow, the branches are stripped of their outer layer and usually treated before weaving. The end product is well suited to carrying weight although the baskets themselves are lightweight. Buff Willow is cropped mainly in November, but sometimes not until December. It is the most popular and is obtained by boiling the willows to release the natural colourant tannin from the bark into the wood. The bark is then stripped from the willow revealing the characteristic golden colour. The darker colour is gained by steaming the baskets twice.
Our baskets are handcrafted from natural products, please allow 5% tolerance on all measurements