When the season opened on the October long weekend there were still plenty of rainbows spawning. For those of us lucky enough to have the time to target them those fish provided an easy way to get used to stream fishing after the winter layoff. Its surprising however how quickly they dropped back into the lakes as the warmer days signaled the onset of spring. Now that has happened we have reverted to traditional techniques to target resident browns and rainbows. We have had a great hopper season with browns particularly taking well presented hopper flies drifted over their holding locations. More recently beetles have also been on the menu and both Cock-y-bonddu and red tags have been working well. Late afternoon and evening hatches have been a feature also with both caddis and mayflies turning up.