Squimpish flies Premium Fly tying material was born out of my obsession of finding the best materials. Throughout my tying journey I have always looked for new materials to work with, at one point even buying old hat feathers (the millinery industry decimated large populations of herons and egrets thru the twenties and I felt it my duty to re-purpose those feathers into cool swinging flies) and millinery supplies. While fly shops and their wares certainly got me the basics in the way of bucktail, flash, saddles etc, I always thought the coolest stuff was the stuff on the fringe, the hard to get secret material, the "impossible to source" fur or feather etc. Maybe at the end of the day it was all about the search. I was always a “natural materials” guy, preferring the aesthetic flow/taper of feathers, hair and fur to the bluntness of synthetics. I always thought that us fly tyers deserved better than the generic craft fur and lame bucktails we are often stuck with.