I have taught high school Drafting and Technology since 1993. Before that I received degrees in Tool Design and Manufacturing Engineering Technology. This background has always driven me to want to know what things are made of and what materials could be successfully substituted for them. Also I’m somewhat of a pack rat when it comes to my fly tying bench. The idea of ‘Trash Flies’ has developed from noticing all the stuff we throw away in society and wondering is it truly trash or just waiting for someone to say ‘that would make a cool _____?’