Re: Effective small pond fishing
I'm sure the grasshopper dropper idea will work great. You may even hook up with two. Many times, golf course fish are easily fooled as they receive little fishing pressure and don't expect to be faked out by a potential meal.
The 9' 5# will work fine. My normal bass rod is a 6wt and I use that while float tubing as well. I recently moved and have identified some new small still water pockets. I just bought a 2wt for going after bream and small bass around me, getting into ultralight. Something to look into if you are gonna be targeting small fish for a long time.