The time of year is approaching when people active in the recreation of the spring gathering of fur trappers is about to begin. I have found these to be events to be great for the buying of fly tying materials for everything from beaver fur, coyote faces and even skunk at a very low price. Usually the trader will have scrap ends from making garments or whatever and sell the pieces for .25 or .50. The best pair of scissors that I own were made for me at a rendezvous by an iron worker and I believe I paid the whopping amount of $4. The first few days the public isn't usually allowed but eventually will be open to the public for sales. If you are fortunate enough to have one in your area check it out.