I've never been a serious fisherman, but I've had decent luck catching stuff off the lake shore and rivers spincasting with a spoon while drinking a beer. Now that the weather is getting better I'd like to get more into it this year for evenings after work and generally as an excuse to spend more time outside.
I'd like to learn to fly fish this year, so what's the best way to get into it? Take a class? Buy some gear and go stand in a field like a weirdo practicing without a fly on the line? Is it better to spend a bit more money and get a better setup than entry level stuff when I'm starting out?
nsmb, please educate me