Based on your description I'd start with a basic flyfishing book, don't worry about getting too technical at first.
Get a floating line, put a rubber legged popper on the line and have some fun. You'll get plenty of panfish and the occasional bass.
Then as you practice that you'll start to see bass hanging around or cruising past. They might not be as easy to fool but eventually you'll fool 'em.
They'll crush that popper in the early hours or evening, and will take other flies like a black rabbit strip leech during the day.
If the fish is in cover, it's going to be more prone to eat so find spots where they are lying in ambush and your fly should get nailed.
Study some books or magazines and you will learn faster. If you really want to know how to flyfish you'll stick with it and get better.
A big part of it for me is the discovery... I suggest getting out there and discovering, it's a lot of fun.
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