Re: New fisher looking for tips
I just started fly fishing last spring too. I would suggest checking out the book Fly Fishing: A Trailside Guide by John Merwin. It's a really good book to get your feet wet. It covers everything from Picking out gear, casting, and some general knots (but the knot he uses to ty the fly to the line is very confusing. Use the improved cinch knot. Way easier.) What I found really nice about the book is that it has chapters that discuss fishing for trout, bass, panfish, pike and saltwater fish.
It's also a pretty quick read.
Welcome and good luck!