Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Making Hip Boots from Old Leaking Wader

My wader started leaking last season when I waded in deep water and for an extended time.
I bought a new one this season. So I made hip boots from the leaking one which is still ok for wading in shallow water and for a short time. That is the case in fishing small mountain streams.

The process is quite simple.  Cut off the upper part of the chest high wader, but leave enough material for folding back to make loop for the waist belt, then sew the seam and secure the loop.

I wore them to mountain stream fishing in the Catskills last weekend.
It was more comfortable and cooler for walking around than the chest high wader, especially in summer.

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