Originally Posted by mikel
If you want to take a couple of years off your learning curve, follow this advice.
I agree with the above posters as I was clueless on nymph fishing when I started using a fly rod and my fishing partner was an expert so he spent a lot of time with me teaching me techniques on nymph fishing. His help greatly helped my learning curve and I nymph fish 95% of the time. I only dry fly fish when I see a lot of surface action and can identify a pattern that matchs what ever they are feeding on.