~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?