I was very fortunate to be asked to replace the leather straps on this beautiful old fly-fishing creel basket.
It was bought by the owners at a recent auction, complete with the original canvas bag still in good condition.
The original leather strap was very brittle and had broken in several places so the owner asked me to replace them with new oak bark tanned leather straps.
I used new chicago screws to attach the loops and tabs to the basket and have re-used the original brass buckles.
I also attached two new D-rings to allow the owners to clip on a shoulder strap, and reattached the loop for clipping on the landing net.
Look out for it hanging from the shoulder of Edwin as he fly fishes in the Eden valley and other wonderful locations around Lancashire and Cumbria!
Please drop me a line if you have any old leather that needs repairing. I’ll have a look and happily give you a quote.