The Lies of Flies in The Fly Tying Bench Posted June 30, 2007 · Report reply I started tying just a month or two after I learned how to fly fish. Then my dad took me to an estate auction, and I bought a small kit that had REALLY limited materials for about 20 bucks. I never thought about it as a way of saving money. I knew when I started that I was going to over do it, as I did with all of my previous hobbies. (This, I hope, will be a more permanent hobby. Hopefully, I won't get tired of it as easily as my previous ones. Doubt it. ) Every time I start something, it becomes an obsession, and I buy materials because I like them and I like to see how big of a collection I can get. "Some day," I think, "i'll need this material..." (Ha!) As of now, I'm $400 into this hobby, but it doesn't bother me because I enjoy it. What's life, after all, if you have money and don't spend it on something you enjoy?