Re: Thinking about starting
Well, I try not to pay attention to what I've spent.
Probably good to pick out a few patterns and sizes to get started with. An inexpensive vise will get you going. I think I spent about $125 for basic stuff the first month for vise, tools, hooks, materials. It has grown quite a bit from there.
Probably can't go too wrong with a starter vise and materials kit either. From there you can upgrade. A kit to get you on your way would be about $100 +/-.
One fly on the water is worth two in the bush behind you.