Re: newbe to the salt
I could add to Mark's post that you might want to buy or make a stripping basket. They're very handy in most conditions and I rarely fish without one.
I saw a great design for a homemade in the last Midcurrent email. Can't find it now. It used plastic rivets for the fingers.... the things that attach car trim.
Don't buy one of the folding baskets, they're not worth the aggravation.
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart