While perusing the internet in search of fly fishing knowledge to help me escape the snow and frozen water that comes with winter, I have seen that a couple of people use Tyvek as tying material but have not seen much to explain how it's used or any flies where the material would be a superior choice to traditional materials. I have recently started a new job as a salesman for a lumber company and I have nearly unlimited access to all the Tyvek I could ever want at zero cost. I've only been tying for a couple of years and I'm not yet inventive enough or knowledgeable enough to come up with anything on my own other than wings. I do imagine it would make good wings as it is durable, light weight, and water-proof.
Do any of you use Tyvek for any of your flies? What applications would it work well in?
If there are any of you out there who would like to experiment or share knowledge, I would be plenty happy to send pieces as well.