I pass the winter by tying jigs and flys. I build the whole jig from head to tail (hehe). Terminal tackle in Kings Park, Long Island, has a great selection of materials for all lure and rod building. They have bodies of plugs, a wall of jig head molds, all the hooks for the molds and lures, paints and powder coat, and lots of tying materials. They also have rod blanks. I get the lead for the jigs from recycling centers. Turn in some scrap metal and trade it for lead. Just becareful of the lead pipes. They are often full of other junk too.