Anyone who’s ever hand-tied a fly knows a certain art goes into it.
There are literally thousands of patterns that can be used to create a fly. Some partake in hand-tying the tackle as a hobby, while others make a serious profession of it. In fact, some professional fly tiers produce as many as 30,000 a year.
Regardless how many flies they tie, most who create hand-tied flies do so with a signature style.