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.
Enjoy the day.
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