The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.
How many of you buy fly tying supplies at a craft/material store like Joann Fabrics? The other day I bought a life-time supply of red yarn there.
This might be quite the unusual topic, but curiosity got the best of me.
Before I came across any real fly tying supplies, (Thanks Wbranch!) I took the liberty of giving my dog a short brushing session...
...Yes, I stole fur from my dog to tie flies with. It worked alright, but I must say it's just too "soft" for a fly, and gets waterlogged easily. But nevertheless, I'm wondering how many fly tiers have done the same. So - How many of you all out there have taken advantage of your pet's incessant shedding, or even gone so far as to harvest some material right from the source?