Thank you all for your advice! It's a lot easier to learn when you have some place to start
The best teacher I've found is the fish. On a couple (okay, only 2 to be honest...."a couple" is kind of big-dealing
it) of occassions now I've located some VERY nice bass, tried to sneak up, hands shaking, drop a fly in there.....AND!
They swim away never to be seen again!
It's like I dropped a phone pole into the water from a crouched position.
Anyway, I'm getting better and the fish are kind of giving me pointers
. It's like the old saying that "nothing improves your driving like a ticket".