Shop in Beverly
Jim-sent you a private message about a nice shop in Beverly I've been to before- very helpful folks there when I went. Grew up on the North Shore; now live on the Cape. Fair number of regulars on this board who live and fish the North Shore area, so wouldn't hurt to post dates/places you're planning to fish to see if anyone from the Forum would be willing to hook up with you. Being a relative newbie myself, I can say in all honesty that the folks I've encountered through this Forum have been responsible for the majority of my salt water fly fishing knowledge. They're a great group.
Will that be one finger or TWO...