October through March rainfall is what is important when it comes to good Gambel hatches. December, 2008, and January, 2009, received good rain, but then things went dry in February and March. Right now, the best areas for hatches look to be Globe to Payson and the Kingman area. But stay tuned————sometimes even with the best rains, other factors come in to play. The Mearns hatch will be tied to the July through September rains. Below I have included a recent interesting article about Arizona’s precipitation.