Instructables

Fisherman's boots, homemade high wellingtons/wellies for walking in water

Featured
Picture of Fisherman's boots, homemade high wellingtons/wellies for walking in water
These are my home-made fisherman's boots for walking in the water. You can make them from the items, normally found at home. The price for this creation is somewhere about �3.5 GBP :)

 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: What do you need ?

The idea is simple. Get something, that is waterproof and something that protect your feet from sharp object in the water.

You need :

1. black bags (4-6 pcs)
2. flip-flops (I'm using my "FAKE CROCS" from Primark for �3 GBP)
(If you are going to buy some, buy bigger one. At least one number or two bigger. I'll explain latter...)
3. some strings (I took it from my old shoes)
4. duct tape
5. scissors

There are other 2 tools, I didn't take the picture, but I used them:

6. long tweezers
7. red "stick" for holding the string

Step 2: The top of the black bags

Here we are going to make a space for the string, so you can secure the black bags on your legs.

1. put the duct tape around the top of the black bag. By TOP I mean that part of the black bag, that has the hole :) See picture 1.

2. you should bend the tape on half to create something like tunnel ... (for the string.) picture 2.

3. put another duct tape over the tunnel you just created so, that half of the duct tape touches the tunnel and half the black bag.

The reason, why I created the tunnel is for the string, that will hold the black bags on your legs. If you would just bend the end of the black bag and put tape over it ... the string (by pulling) could damage the bag - and it would not hold together.
TN7771 year ago
Hi! Very nice Instructable. Say, I have one question....well, maybe two.... can you wade in them, and can you use regular flip flops?
User handemade - forever awesome! ^^ For more pictures go to the http://howtokill.ru/
You could also put the duct tape on both the inside and outside of the top of the bag then put holes every 3 inches or so then weave the string in and out of the holes. The duct tape will act as a reinforcement so I doesn't rip the bag when you pull the string tight, although your idea may make more of a seal.
I'm not quite sure if you know or not but their called waders or wading boots. =D Ive been looking for a good DIY for waders, so thank you!
bootkidz4 years ago
great idea
canida5 years ago
Nice! That's a great simple solution for those of us who rarely need waders and don't want to shell out for the proper (expensive) variety. It also looks like a fine start for an MCHammer Halloween costume. ;)
notker canida4 years ago
I lold.... but you are right.. nice instructable;)
I just can't touch that , And you are right I seldom need waders but when I do this will work really nice.....Since my old ones seem to have shrunk
Clayton H.5 years ago
flash back from the '80's
ranandero5 years ago
I simply love it, great idea. by the way, where are you in the last picture?
zholy (author)  ranandero5 years ago
Thank you ... I'm in UK, a small river next my place, where I live. My second neighbour always throw rubbish in the water, So I decide to clean it. That's how I came to this idea.