Re: How much would you make tying flies?
You certainly won't get rich tying flies for someone else, or for yourself for that matter, unless you are very well known and even then. I tie commercially, and monetarily, it is more of a sideline. I made more teaching for one week than I do in a month tying flies. I do enjoy it however! When I am not guiding, I am normally tying so it keeps me occupied and gives me time to experiment with new patterns and such. It is more a thing of love than to get rich. I probably tie about 25-30 dozen flies a week, but over the summer, I'll be lucky to keep my fly box full. Good sideline business.