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DIY — Put Your Wet Boots Here

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May 16, 2018

When my boots dry out I know it’s been too long since I’ve fished. Thankfully, they’re usually wet, so I like to have a good place to store them. Here’s an effective way to transport wet wading boots without draining creek water where you don’t want it.

I use a drawer from a plastic storage bin that I bought for $12 at Wal Mart a long time ago. That’s a small price to pay to keep my wife happy (enough) when I turn family visits into fishing trips by bringing fishing gear along.  She doesn’t want creek juice leaking onto the carpets of the van.  Yes, we have a mini van. No, I won’t try to defend it.  Let’s move on . . .

Update (May 2018): The van died an early death. The boys got older. And we bought a second SUV. So all is right in the world again.

 

 

The plastic bin fits perfectly atop the Rubbermaid container where I keep all my fishing gear, so they make a nice set. I think you could fit boots up to about a size 13 in one of these bins.

I find this system to be a far better solution than stuffing the boots in a bag and dealing with them later.

The plastic on these bins will crack if thrown to the ground, so don’t be a monster. Baby it a little and it’ll last. Oh, and I made mine fancy by cutting an old rubber floor mat to fit inside the bottom.

Not bad, eh?

 

Enjoy the day.
Domenick Swentosky
T R O U T B I T T E N
domenick@troutbitten.com

 

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Alex Argyros

What a great idea. I, and my family, appreciate it.

Tom Regan

Alas, as I observed today, life has intervened , my boots are dry. Come to think of it, that’s a great indictor of activity. Also, the fit of that mat in the bottom of the drawer tells me a lot about your attention to detail and how you approach all things three dimensional in life. Check out Malcom Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast “Hallelujah”. Are you a Picasso or a Cezanne? I trend toward the Cezanne school.

Domenick Swentosky
BELLEFONTE, PA

Hi. I'm a father of two young boys, a husband, author, fly fishing guide and a musician. I fish for wild brown trout in the cool limestone waters of Central Pennsylvania year round. This is my home, and I love it. Friends. Family. And the river.

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