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Re: Wicker basket - seeking a strap

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Good afternoon :Hat:
I have been using a pot bellied Creel for some years now, and a game bag when it’s particularly wet.
I’ve now foraged a wicker basket from the loft. I’ve had it since late 70s at least, but never had a strap.
It may, despite being whole willow, end up being be better suited to holding kindling :Chuckle: but I’d like to give it a deep soak and see if it holds up to intended use, particularly as it’s a dinky 16” x 8”.


Does anyone know a suitable canvas / leather strap supplier ?
I note a few years back @traditionalangling was able to, but thought I’d ask more broadly if this is no longer the case?

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The £51 is available via Amazon - UK made?

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I sit on a chair (modern JRC) and open up my vintage whicker basket, put a small towel (to protect the rod varnish) on both the fore and aft edges and use it as a 'rod-pod'. The balance point ensures the reel sits safely inside the creel.

Sometimes I prop up the open basket lid with a suitably sized forked stick I carry, to make myself a small table.
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Basket.

One of my fathers baskets is on that site, with a few reels: £50

seems to have carried a bit of weight but not bad condition.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-wick ... SwHglffdqh

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Another of my Dad's baskets, more centred on the centre of midlands angling in the 70's - Sheffieldd.

doesn't look too bad. except hinges may need re-willowing.

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auct ... 4e00f4ea09

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Re: Wicker basket - seeking a strap

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Sneezewort wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:02 pm Good afternoon :Hat:
I have been using a pot bellied Creel for some years now, and a game bag when it’s particularly wet.
I’ve now foraged a wicker basket from the loft. I’ve had it since late 70s at least, but never had a strap.
It may, despite being whole willow, end up being be better suited to holding kindling :Chuckle: but I’d like to give it a deep soak and see if it holds up to intended use, particularly as it’s a dinky 16” x 8”.


Does anyone know a suitable canvas / leather strap supplier ?
I note a few years back @traditionalangling was able to, but thought I’d ask more broadly if this is no longer the case?

Best wishes
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Re: Wicker basket

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Thanks Pallenpool !
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