Originally Posted by uriah1
Had a bite with a spider thingy, tried a gnat, but, how do you fish Ponds??
Let the terrestrail (gnat) or (ant) just sit in water,..or do you shake it????
Depends on what fish are in the pond, but poppers are my favorite if there's any smallmouth bass in there. I've also had a ton of luck using crickets for bass. Spiders have always been great for panfish. Even caught a larger catfish near the bank on a spider one time.
I've got a few minow-looking things that are weighted and are supposed to be great for crappie, but fishing with dry-flys is so much more fun than fishing under the water.
If I can, I'll try to cast under a tree branch where it might naturally fall in, but usually will just cast into the middle of the pond, and then give it kind of a swimming motion as I reel it in closer to the bank.
Fishing the streams for trout is amazingly relaxing, but its hard to have more fun than fly fishing a pond.