New to fiddle, banjo convert.
I’ve seen in a few places about bowing reels like down-up-down up. Down for three 8th notes, up for three 8th notes, and then down up for the last two. Kevin Burke gives the example of "Mountain Road:"
|F2 AF BF AF|
|D U DU|
Obviously one doesn’t use one bowing pattern all the time, but would you agree this is a good starting point? Once in a while I nail that pattern and it definitely sounds nice.