Re: Flies to get for starters?
Some flies I like to carry.
Adams or Parachute Adams, Stimulator (stone fly imitation), Bi-visible, Elk Hair Caddis, Foam Ant or Beetle
Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tail Nymph, Prince Nymph, Copper John
Woolly Bugger, Mickey Finn, Leach pattern (especially on still water), Muddler Minnow
Other I like:
Girdle Bug (with centipede legs) and Red Headed Greenie Weenie