I had some time to fish with my friend John on the Conejos awhile back. We matched our rigs to the prevailing conditions and trends and made sure to pay attention to where the fish were holding. While in California this past winter, I gave a presentation about a "trout first" approach.
What that means is, considering a trouts biological proclivities and then considering the type of water you will be fishing. Using the above data points you can reverse engineer your rig for each days unique situations. I hope this video and the charts below help you put a few more trout in the net this season!