While surfing the internet I discovered Ed Engelman who held a Mardi Gras fly swap using material from Mardi Gras outfits in New Orleans.
The world is full of fly tying materials. Some, such as feathers and deer hair, are conventional. Others such as cigarette filters, coffee stirrers, coffee beans, veterinarian wrap, and Mardi Gras beads are less frequently used. I started this swap so that I might be able to see what imaginative and inventive tyers do with this material. I feel that this swap was quite successful!!! Thank you all!
Very clever use of material. Additional flies can be viewed by visiting Ed's website by clicking here. Thanks Ed.