As a long time warmwater & salt angler, I can tell you that a vast majority of the stuff you read, which applies to trout, doesn't apply to bass, panfish, etc. There are general "rules" that apply to all casting so that the flies being used can be cast, for example, a tapered leader & tippet about the rod length works well for most fishing applications, but other than that you can use whatever you want. I don't even buy "tippet" material, instead use regular bulk lines. Tippet material should be manufactured to more precise tolerances, and often costs more, but is not needed as bulk line works just as well for the fishing I do. If you're fishing a size 22 dry fly, you may need more precise tippet, but that rarely applies to big bass flies or even small panfish flies.
What the others have posted is sound advice. In time you'll develop your own preferences for what you like & what works for you, but that may mean you'll have to experiment. I used to use Stren line as tippet, and the various Berkley lines. All worked OK, but now use Yozuri Hybrid to both make leaders & as tippet. I do this for 2 reasons, one it works well for me & two, I use the same line on baitcasting & spinning gear so no need to buy many types/brands.
There is also mentioned many times in trout discussions about the "X" designations of tippet. Forget all that for warmwater or salt. Just use a line of appropriate diameter & test strength for the flies you're using & the conditions, situations or fish being targeted. As Silver Creek said, these fish are not line shy, so even if you go a little on the heavier side, it's not critical.
I often use line for tippet in the 15 to 25 lb tests. I don't want to be breaking off fish because some fly fishing table said I should use "1X" tippet! Bass don't read the fly fishing books, magazines or websites!
BTW, this can even be applied to trout fishing. A lot of what is told about trout, for many waters is not critical. There may be waters, & situations, conditions that dictate you'll have more success with using "specific" gear, but there's plenty of trout, especially hatchery trout, that can be caught without special leaders, tippets, etc. Most of the trout fishing I used to do when I lived in MD, was with streamers, nymphs & terrestrial patterns & the trout didn't know I was using the same gear I used for panfish!