I have always been generous about giving people flies that I tie. I was fortunate enough to have had other generous fishermen do the same for me as I was learning my craft so it just seems a natural thing to do when the occasion arises. Many times the act will result in an order for more of the same later on so that can be a bonus when it occurs. I never realized that this rather mundane act of kindness (and potential business) might one day have such huge ramifications for me.