Re: Effective small pond fishing
well since you said yor relatively new to flyfishing your in luck. you can learn alot and have alot of fun fishing those type of waters. youll get lots of casting practice get used to handling slack setting the hook playing fish etc all with little to no expense of traveling far to fish and youll have lots of fun. the other guys have done a great job of giving you some pointers but one other thing ill suggest is to get some small cork poppers size 8 or 10.tie about two foot of tippet on the hook bend and put a size 10 or 12 soft hackle or beadhead nymph on the end. this gives you two options and as turbine said sometimes youll see the smaller fish wiil hit the popper while the bigger fish will often investigate the noise of the popper but eat the nymph.