Depends on how and where you buy from, oh and on both counts as well, materials and flies. IMHO I buy em as I dont use many and materials are expensive--------------------and my dogs take great delight in fighting over wings, capes and things ! I do tie a few pike and pollock flies that are of my own design, gert big fish looking affairs that aint ever going to win fly tieing prizes, but they do the job. I bought a mixed box off Ebay last year cheaper than I could of bough plain hooks, kept what I wanted and made a profit on the surplus ! Mad world !