Re: How many for a rookie?
Ok, that's a start.
Let me ask you a few more questions first, Do you prefer to nymph or fish dries? what do you have the most experience doing?
Do you have anyone to work with you?
I think we've got you heading in the right direction, I hate to run but I have family coming in from out of town this morning and I have to head to the airport to pick them up.
So be patient, do some more reading. Have you used the "search" feature yet? take a look at some of the older post and you will also find some more good info.