Re: First Official Visit To My Local Fly Shop. Advice needed.
my advice would be to go to the fly shop when you DON'T need advice or help and just browse. Say hi to the guys and ask the questions that come to mind as a newer guy to the sport. Buy something little when it catches your eye...floatant or nippers or a couple of buggers in a color you don't have...
Then...when you do need advice you can drop in, say hi and say you're on the way to the river...pick up a few flies they recommend and you're on your way.