I wish I had never found this forum!
Now I have to give tying a try. I've decided to go with a kit to get started. I know I will probably want a better vise if I get into it. I have found a large number of kits online and frankly don't know what to buy. I am willing to spend $50 - $100. I plan to start off by tying clousers for largemouth and panfish.
I started this thread for info specifically on kits. Thanks!