I'm looking at taking a first time fly angler out to fish in Branson, most likely this January. I've never been there and could probably just drive up and start fishing. But I was hoping some regulars might have tips on what to expect, what to prepare for.

I know that it's a heavily stocked lake , Taneycomo, and probably heavily pressured as well. Would that be the case in January at all?

Also, what are some local fly shops that I might shop while there?

thanks in advance!