check out your local fly shop as most good shops have clinics for beginners. don't be afraid to go in and ask them questions about rigging, etc. also, one of the best ways to learn imo is to find some small streams with hungry trout and just go fish them with dry flies. non-selective trout (aka. stupid) are a beginners best friend. do some hiking this next summer to find trout that act like trout should. the best way to learn to fly fish is to actually get out there and fly fish.