Introduced in 1940, The ArctiCreeL was invented by the founder of The Colorado Tent and Awning Company (now part of Denver Tent), Robert Gutshall and Patented in 1951 (Patent # 2,555,128). Since then, many have copied The ArctiCreeL, but there is only one original and you have found it here!
By keeping the outside of your ArctiCreeL soaked with water at all times while it is in use it will keep your fish in excellent 'just out of water' condition. The outside covering is made of flax (linen) which absorbs and holds a great deal of moisture. The evaporation which takes place on the outside surface of the ArctiCreeL greatly reduces the temperature within the creel, keeping the fish cool and solid at all times. The material in the outside covering is the same as that which is used in the Desert Water Bags and the cooling process through evaporation which has long been appreciated in a water bag is the same. The ArctiCreeL being lined with a plastic Vinyl film which is absolutely moisture-proof keeps the fish dry at all times even though the outside surface of the creel has absorbed considerable moisture. The Vinyl film lining being non-absorbent can be readily cleaned with a minimum effort after each trip, thus ensuring a sweet fresh creel at all times!
Since its invention and introduction to the masses, The ArctiCreeL has become a necessary part of gear for both the avid and casual Angler. Functional, lightweight, and attractive, you are sure to get great use out of this product and turn heads at the same time!
The ArctiCreeL is cut and sewn by hand out of the best material available, right here in the USA. We do not offer an inexpensive product, but you can be sure that this will be your favorite creel. Built to last for years and years of enjoyment. Invest in quality and you won't be buying a new creel anytime soon.
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- Small: 14" x 10"
- Large: 19" x 10"
I have had several of the knock off canvas creels over the years, mainly because that was what was available in stores. They disintergrate in short order. The materials used in the ArtiCreel are clearly superior, I expect to be using this the rest of my life. Function is great, and I have plenty of room for fish, small tackle box, a snack and beverage -everything stays cool yet dry.
An absolute MUST Have!
Nice folks and a nice creel
Our son, to whom we gave the large Arcticreel for Christmas 2022, says he will be scheduling a trip to the Snake River for some large trout fishing, now that he has a big enough creel for them.
I've always been looking for the real McCoy arcticreel and finely found it. My fishing buddies and cousin have had theirs for decades. So I'm looking forward to putting plenty of years of use into mine. The Craftsmanship is amazing... the real deal!