I tied a gross of west coast patterns for Jim Rusher about 30 years ago and never sold a fly after that. Back breaking work, I'd rather dig ditches for money! When I was learning, I met Galen Mercer, now an artist who has been featured in Grey's and other places. He was tying commercially for Orvis. He basically tied one nymph pattern, about 40,000 an order. He told me not to quit my day job!