Aquatic and terrestrial insect hatches are “signing off” for the year. Now is when streamer patterns should dominate in that fly box. With the wintry weather predicted for the next few days there will be enough time to ensure this suggestion. Time at the tying bench or searching the fly bins of regional shops seems better than ice in the guides, in the reel mechanism and in freezing fingers. Better weather is coming and lower river brown trout will remain active for several weeks to come.