Re: Oklahoma-OntheFlyGal-New to Fly Fishing
That advice to hit the local flyshop was stellar. Google something like "top ten flies"
Always a good move: some flies flat out work all over the place and across multiple species. They look like critters that show up in most streams and lakes. for instance:
Hare's ear nymphs, pheasant tail nymphs, prince nymphs--trout and bluegills love 'em.
Brown: good for crayfish imitation
black: great to suggest a leech or hellgrammites
olive: suggests a damsel fly nymph
wooly worms--as above but without a tail. They can look like bugs or baitfish.
Adams--your basic mayfly.
Grasshoppers--bigger ones are good for bass
San Juan worms are another that show up everywhere
For all of the exotic flies out there, a box full of these and you can rule the world.
And last but not least: WELCOME ABOARD!