Fly tying is expensive so I have to slowly build up a supply of materials. Well I was getting impatient and started to search for random materials around my home. This is what I came up with: (Sorry for the crappy quality)
I love fishing for bluegill, so I decided to create a little foam spider. I used the foam insole of and old pair of shoes for the body, and some strands off of the skirt of a spinnerbait for the legs. I used a trout hook off an Eagle Claw snell that I modified a bit.
Now, I really didn't expect this spider to do much. It was crude looking and the hook was much too large. When I went to the local pond later that night, after a while of fishing, I tied the spider on. Much to my surprise, a small bluegill, probably only twice the size of the spider itself attacked it right as it hit the water.
I plan to create several more of these, with smaller hooks of course.
Now here is my question to you. What household items have you found work well for tying flies? Any pictures or ideas would be awesome!