RE:Craziest Tying Materials
The second fly I tyed had a lock of my son's hair (auburn red). I caught pickerel with it earlier this year.
My wife says I'm crazy, but I'm still on the lookout for a way to use up all that dryer lint that accumulates.
My fly tying instructor told us the best way to treat a tail or skin is to wash it thoroughly in Woolite and then soak it in a dilute solution of bleach and water.