I would say I tie to fish. Nothing I make is intended for anything other than a fish's mouth. I know some folks who tie "display flies" or "presentation flies" that will never see the water. That I do not understand. I don't care what I make, I want to see it be put to use. I wouldn't build a custom muscle car then never take it out of the garage. I think tying gives a competitive advantage, honestly, to fishing. I like the fact that I can come up with something that no other fisherman is likely to have or use. I think there's something to be said to showing the fish something they haven't seen before.