Originally Posted by williamhj
I give a lot away. As I get better and better at tying a pattern I find I don't want to fish some of my older ones anyways. I also get a lot of pleasure hearing people caught fish on flies I have tied, not as much as catching them myself but I'll keep giving a lot away.
I'm with William. I tie for myself and my friends. I enjoy learning and giving them away. Always happy to give flies away on the stream when I run into someone and strike up good conversation. I should probably consider going through my boxes and make a pile to send for a donation.