here is something we did a while back just for fun .http://www.fishingclub.com/Communit...trash+flys
as a fly tyer you need to be creative . in others words look at something and ask can i use this in my tying . or can i purchase this else where cheaper . fly shops are just that specially packeged for fly tyers.
example a fly shop sells a small strip of chenille for around $ 1.50
a craft store will sell you a whole skien for around $7 bucks .
same with foam for bodies
i have used garbage to tye fly's. cellophane wrappers from candy for wings .
packing foam . Styrofoam from fast food boxes or cups for under bodies.
dental floss for under bodies . keep an open mind and soon you will see fly tying materials all over the place .
other places i like
garage sales , thrift stores , hardware stores, craft stores . hunters .
some examples are see that Halloween wig i bet i can make some streamers out of it .
see that bag of Christmas tinsel buy it after Christmas
some bungee cords have excellent rubber leg materials
see that small motor over there i bet it has lots of cooper wire in it .
hmm i wounder if i can get this bead chain cheaper at a thrift store .
those plastic hair ties i might be able to use for nymphs
those latex gloves i could color with a sharpie and make bodies with .
that hat has some fur on it that feather duster has materials i can use
other folks trash
cellophane candy wrappers , coffee straws for tube flies ,strips from a garbage bag or sandwich bag for a replacement for nymph skin discarded fishing line for ribbing or making bodies color with a sharpie