Alternative sources for fly-tying materials?.
The only fly-shop I have nearby is a BPS. They ain?t cheap. I?ve found some things in oddball places. Various sizes of metal beads at Micheal?s, along with foam sheets. I can get bead-chain at a hardware store, and have a source for Mardi Gras beads for different sizes and colors. I?ve found 28 gauge brass wire at a hardware store. Flip-flops are on sale right now at Old Navy, so I can get foam for poppers.
Once Fall gets here, I?m sure I can get some squirrel tails, deer hair, etc. Maybe even some duck feathers.
Where does everyone else get stuff in oddball places?