Welcome Ricky! Glad to have you join us. You will definitely find a wealth of knowledge here. Feel free to share some pics of your trips and keep us posted on your progress as you grow.
Congrats on your successful day! Sounds like you've definitely caught the fever and if you're looking for a remedy, I'd suggest staying away from here. HAHA!
As far as some help for your local river, I'd take up Oarfish's suggestion. Hit up the local fly shops. Stop in, chat, buy a few flies and/or some tying materials. Cultivate a relationship with them and I'm sure that they would be happy to provide some suggestions.