I just took up fly fishing a few weeks ago, after fishing with spinning gear since I was old enough to hold a rod.
I fish primarily in a small pond close to my home that (as you can see below) has a good selection and variety of pan size and bigger.
My first rod is a Streamside Elite 5 wt 8', and have a pair of Okuma reels.
I use mostly dry flies in size 12. With my fat fingers and relatively poor eyes, I have issues trying to thread a 5X tippet through the eye of a #16 hook.