i live in connectict where there are no salmon/steelhead streams available to fish these flies
i tie them because i enjoy tying them. i like expanding my tying abilities, trying new genres of fly tying and digging around in my books and the internet for older and intersting fly patterns. some people will think thats crazy but i dont pay much attention to negative naysayers
i have never given much thought of selling any flies i tie. this forum is a hard place to sell anything.