When it comes to tying materials, it pays to fish for deals
#3 Thrift stores
Finding materials from stores that sell used clothing, such as Goodwill or Salvation Army Thrift Stores, can be hit-and-miss, but over the years I’ve nabbed several fur and feather items that I then cannibalized for materials. Among my finds? A bizarre piece of ladies’ headgear festooned with nine peacock eye feathers, and a rabbit scarf that I’ve used to dub bodies on hundreds of nymphs.
Tying materials aside, I tie my flies on a TV table purchased from Value Village. And a thrift store is probably your best bet to find a battered tweed hat or jacket, should your fishing fashion tastes run to the traditional.