OK here’s your homework (there may be a quiz when Cliff weighs in):
GORP - Introduction - Fly Fishing the Texas Coast
As far as flies go, clousers would be a great start, as well as some deceivers and poppers. If you are interested in tying, you can crank out a bunch of easy patterns that don’t use expensive materials.
Although you’d eventually want to spring for a fly tying vise, you could even tie some up on a shop bench vise if you have one in the basement and wanted to play around a little. You’d just need a bobbin to hold the thread and a bodkin (or needle in a cork) for applying head cement. For a clouser, less than 20 bucks of materials would be:
Hook: A box of Mustad 34007 or 3407 size 2 (not 2/0) or 1/0 (eventually you’ll want big ones and little ones to match different size bait)
Thread: Danvilles Flat Waxed Nylon Chartreuse
Eyes: Lead dumbbell “small size” for size 2, “medium size” for 1/0
Flash: Pearlescent Krystal Flash
Head Cement: Sally Hanson’s Hard As Nails
Once you have a few of those down, you can add other colors of bucktail, (white, olive, brown) some strung saddle hackle (white) peacock herl and cactus chenille (root beer), marabou (orange, brown), Body Braid (Pearlescent) preformed edgefoam popper bodies (size 2/0 and long shanked hooks for them), and you can make all kinds of stuff from deceivers to poppers to shrimpy/crabby looking stuff.
Anything you tie on SW hooks, you can throw at bass too, but not the other way around (FW hooks will corrode and rust in SW). So you may want to think about using SW hooks for a lot of your bass stuff down the road if you get into tying, even ones with spun deer hair, for throwing in SW.