I just read in the archives a section on rise forms. When I first began fly fishing in april I hadnt even heard those two words, but over the last month or so I have been getting the idea. And it has really improved my fishing technique. But not only has this improved my catch rate at times it has given me a better appreciation for the whole fly fishing experience. Like taking the time to look, not just jump into the water at the first fish that rises.
I have not only learned alot from others by watching them but I have gained a wealth of knowledge from watching the fish. Reading that archive really hit the nail on the (steel)head fly fishing is not just about catching the fish but learning how to catch the fish (among other things)