Re: How much would you make tying flies?
I'm with Mike Love on not having the concentration needed to tie oodles of the same fly over and over, although I prefer to think of it as an aversion to monotony. Heck, I have a hard time even cranking out more than 6 of a given fly I know I will need for an outing. This leads me to create lots of different variations on the same fly and probably has a lot to do with the sizeable mess on my tying desk after a few sessions. I end up often wishing I had more of a given fly that was working that I just broke off, but I also end up having something similar that will usually also produce. Maybe it also helps to have a slightly different fly to throw in the same pool, after they've seen the same one go by multiple times.