Re: Need to buy first fly
Welcome to the fourm Alex. I'm just up the highway from you near Austin.
Get you some foam hoppers, it's a fun productive way to fish - especially just getting started. The fish will come to you instead of just blind casting all day. The bream love them.
When those aren't working use baitfish imitations - bigger wooly buggers, clouser minnows (though like mentioned, the weighted eyes can do some damage to the rod if they hit). Once it gets cooler around here crawfish patterns will do good. Those cypress knees on the Guad hold some big bass.
You have a Bass Pro Shop there in town and they should have a good selection.
The guadalupe hybrids and Rio Grande cichlids love flys with legs hanging off, like the "big ugly" patterns.
When you catch some fish post up some pictures of the Guadalupe River, that's a beautiful place.
I should be fishing