$2 flies was motivation for me to just bite the bullet and learn to tie them myself about ten years ago. Plus you can tweak flies to what works for you and test your own "theories".
Sticking .35 cents worth of top quality hook, material and 5-10 minutes of effort in the dull winter in a tree is more fun than two dollar bills dangling on a branch out of reach.
I agree with the idea that you get what you pay for. The hooks and materials on those cheapy flies are a joke. Even though you pay more, if you don't stick it in a tree then you will get far more life out of the more expensive fly.
Last edited by griz; 03-04-2006 at 04:33 PM.