~To save money.  ~To learn a new facet of the sport.  ~Enticing fish to your special, creations.  ~Satisfying your creative bent.  ~It links to your understanding of what fish feed upon and why.  ~Playing with tools, gadgets, materials, constructing, the process of it all.  ~The obvious, to catch fish, to feel ‘the moment’. ~More rare, to make money as a commercial tier, grinding out hundreds of dozens.  ~The challenge of something progressively more difficult.  ~Because your peers do, so it just seems that you should too.  ~Celebrating traditional aspects of the sport by tying classic patterns and to better understand the history/evolution of the sport. ~It provides balance. Fly fishing goes with tying; tying goes with fly fishing. What else?