So.... I've been getting more comfortable with tying over the last year or so and have been filling up boxes with standard-tied flies. Being retired and always looking for more challenges I'm considering tying some tube flies but my biggest question is "Why???" My history: I've been mostly wading Puget Sound beaches for SRC and salmon. I sometimes take a frameless 'toon out on local lakes. I'd like to expand to more western Washington rivers and streams. Also, I'm seriously thinking of buying a good powered fishing boat for all types of water but mostly the salt. I've been doing a lot of web research, both here and other places, and have learned that with a tube-fly, one can easily change a boinked hook and still keep the fly or vice versa, replace a chewed-up fly body without changing the hook. So what other advantages do tube flies have? Why do you tie and fish them? Any input/opinions are appreciated!