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To Sell Or Not To Sell?
#1
Over the years I've certainly given away more of my flies than I've sold. I do NOT actively try to sell any of my flies since I tie for my own pleasure and satisfaction. That being said...a friend of mine who owns a fly shop asked me for a few flies to add to his web site and I agreed figuring this was a long shot at best. Yesterday I got a call from Bob asking me to pack and ship one of those flies...a Blue Jock Scott which he had sold.

Therefore I ask this question...Do any of you sell your flies? Do any of you actively market your flies for sale if you do sell? I don't really expect to go that route, but as long as Bob wants 3 or 4 flies on his site...I figure hey why not?

I am curious to hear what you have to say.
Petri Heil,
George
The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has its limits - Albert Einstein
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#2
I don't sell my flies. Guess I could but I'm afraid that would change my reason for tying.....fun. Wouldn't have a clue how to price my flies. If you don't mind, what did he sell the fly for?
Happy Trails!

Ronn Lucas, Sr.
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#3
Of course I don't mind...$150.00. As I said earlier, Bob just wanted some additional flies for the "collectible flies" area on his web site and I figured what the hell I'll give it a go. I was actually quite surprised when he asked me to ship the fly that had sold...after all it had been on the site for 2 or 3 months. I have no intention of trying to market my flies, I was doing a friend a favor. I'm sure I'll just piss the money away on something I don't need  Tongue Tongue
Petri Heil,
George
The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has its limits - Albert Einstein
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#4
I was encouraged to put some in a craft shop, which I did for a year. I faired pretty well and was able to resupply some materials. Since the craft store was about an hours drive north of me it started to become a hassle. It is a lot more fun to tie just because, or for just fishing.

Regards,

Marty
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#5
Never thought of the craft shop idea to market/sell flies. There are several within perhaps 20 minutes from where I sit, but like you not sure if it is worth the hassle, not sure if I would get the money the flies are worth, not sure if they are interested and I know I'm not really looking to do that. Also...I prefer to tie at my usual casual pace, not under the gun!!
Petri Heil,
George
The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has its limits - Albert Einstein
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