Not really all that hard to tie. It takes about 10 minutes to tie the fly and apply the first coat of clear goo. Then a couple of minutes to dry the clear goo, and another couple to apply the 2nd clear coat and even it out. I'm not a real fast tier anyway, most flies take me about 10 minutes to tie. I think if I tied a couple dozen I could speed up the process, but I tie to relax. I'm not in a hurry or tying to try and make money.