Re: Ugly Flies ???
When I started tying I would keep a razor next to the vise & if I didn't like the fly I'd just cut everything off & try again. Sometimes I'd have 2-3 attempts on a hook before I liked it enough to keep. Eventually mpst of my flies were fishable so the razor is still there but in the back of the tying bench.
I give away a lot of flys but they are mostly all fishable. Sometimes on a new pattern it will take a few to get it down pat but they will all be fishable. Usually my buddies will get them right out of my flybox or my backup box so they're getting the same thing I'm fishing with....
Now that my eyes are older, unless I'm using a magnifier or the fly is on larger than a size 8 hook they all look good