I noticed at my local lake that the fish had been fed with floating pellets and a few were still around in the margins. I therefore tried a floating 'pellet' fly that I had used in the summer for carp. Wow! the fish went mad for it and I caught over 10 rainbow and tiger trout in about 1.5 hours, this in February! Every time I caught a fish, the disturbance seemed to bring up pellets from the bottom and provoked a feeding frenzy. So is this cheating? It is no different from an advised method for catching summer carp, feeding with pellets to get the carp confident, then going in with your pellet fly. Also it is simply using the accepted principle of identifying what the fish are feeding on and using the appropriate fly. I've also read about similar methods being used to catch newly stocked trout. I was using a washing line rig with the pellet fly on point and buzzers on the droppers. The fish showed no interest at all in the droppers apart from when I was fighting a fish, when the rapidly moving buzzers seemed to attract some fish. I've only tried this fly once on the lake and I suspect that in future the fish will rapidly get wise to the fly and be much more cautious.