I Went to the local creek that I have been neglecting... and got the skunk.
I had it dialed in all winter through early april when the warm water thing started to get good. After a few weeks break, it might take me a couple of visits to get back on top of the fish. Spring time is also kind of weird depending on water temp and time of day it seems. One day they are eating anything you throw, other days not so much...
Losing leader/tippet, getting dunked; so far it still happen to me but not as much as it used to. Fly fishing is really the sum of all the parts (wading, stalking, fly selection, presentation, tippet size, weather, season, time of day, on and on). Lots of things to dial in all at once, and any one factor out of place can result in the skunk
I usually fall in when I am trying to 'walk and fish at the same time'.
Sounds like you are having fun though, congrats on getting the bite!
If your learning curve is anything like mine was, you'll eventually have days where you hook 15 fish and land 1 or 2, ahhhhh sweet learning. In my opinion, a high 'hookup ratio' (fish hooked/fish landed) is what you really want to work on. Saturday I landed 15, lost 7 during legitimate fights, and missed several others entirely... still working on my ratio.