Finally got some gear and tied some flies. After going to some small (8-10 yards wide with sand bottom) local streams, I decided to go to a bigger one with faster moving current and of course more problems.

I had the worst time keeping my balance because of the big rocks and slime that was on them. Fell twice, by the way. I kept either losing my footing on the big (2 computer monitors combind and single) rocks or stepping into a deep pocket. I bought felt boots because I thought that was going to help. Most of my local stream are like this one.

I was very discouraged about my outting because I did not feel safe.

I need suggestion on what would help me with this problem. Either product (Something for Shoes/Staff(SP?) or just plain old more practice.