I like to go after these bass in streams & rivers. In fact, some of these bass will be in the same places I fished for trout earlier in the year. The methods are the very similar to trout fishing as well, but poppers are their own breed of fly & require a few different techniques then "normal" flies. Of course, I like to pursue bass in ponds & lakes, too but there's just something about the moving water of a stream that makes fly fishing for bass so much fun.
If you haven't ever tried your hand at fly fishing for bass, you're missing out. They are not easy to catch & require planing & skill to fool. Read up about smallmouth bass & then go after them. If you haven't before, you will have a new respect for these fish. To me they are what the dog days of summer are all about.
Here is a short video showing you some of the techniques you'll need to think about when you fish for smallies with poppers: