Nothing says the lazy days of summer to me than a combination of fly rods and farm ponds. I discovered two ponds within a mile of my house and have been fishing them about once a week, usually during the evenings and sometimes early mornings. They, like most bodies of water this time of year, tend to go dead during the heat of the day.
There are plenty of bluegill and bass to be caught and I have had most of my luck on No. 8 Sneaky Pete poppers in chartreuse and on No. 4 black nose dace streamers. If you haven’t tried fly fishing in small ponds, you might want to give it a try.