I've always loved observing nature. I used to catch plenty of fish with spinning gear, but I feel I catch a lot more with flyfishing gear. If it wasn't effective, maybe I wouldn't do it. I'm glad it is, because I do enjoy it immensely...the changing rhythms of the casting, the feel of the rod loading, the focus on delivering the fly to the target, feeling the direct connection to and strength of the fish through the fly line, the tying and selection of a fly the fish will be likely to try to eat, the water that soothes the soul and abundance of life that surrounds it.