Hello, Trout101 & welcome to the Forums. All good advice, here... especially the part about asking for help from a pro shop. I'd also include relatives or friends of your parents who fly fish as well. Usually, relatives or friends of the family who fly fish are more than willing to take a neophyte under their wing, & it won't cost you dearly. About the only other thing I could contribute is a suggestion or two on additional fly patterns besides the ones our fellow Club members above have pointed out: a Wooly Bugger, an Elk Hair Caddis, a Royal Coachman, a Sculpin, a Black Ant, a Cricket, a Grasshopper & a couple of streamers. You can get by with just a dozen or so fly patterns (in a few different sizes) for just about all of your fly fishing needs, but don't forget these, or the Hare's Ear Nymph or the Adams suggested by our fellow NAFC members on this thread. Also, try the other patterns our fellow Club members have pointed out, as well. I haven't fly fished in awhile, so they're more knowledgable about successful modern fly patterns (all of the ones I've suggested, plus the Hare's Ear & Adams they suggested, are all old-school producers). Hope I helped you a little.
P.S.: To Fish-or-Die & Pigpen: welcome to the Forums, guys.
Keep the line fresh, the hooks sharp, and have fun fishing. God bless you. -Sonny, Life Member since 2002