Welcome from the Central Valley! It's funny: all of the videos that you mentioned I have seen, but in a different order--we're all different but the same
I don't do a lot of fishing, but when I start, I will definitely start with a tenkara rig. pgibson at AHE (a vender here at the forums) sells tenkara gear, and if I ever get some money to spend, I'm throwing it his way for a rod and some flies (and an underquilt, and a topquilt, and a...)
@Kapang!--I spent my elementary school years in Citrus Heights... good times!