Trout Kryptonite

A buddy of mine will call it my power bait fly. I will call it "Lake trout Kryptonite". I fish this color of fly as a wholly bugger pattern in local lakes and trout cannot resist it. I wanted to experiment with an articulated pattern today and I am out of wholly buggers. So I compromised with the voices in my head and came up with these. What do you all think. I will be playing with this patter for next couple of days. More natural colors will come as I get comfortable with the pattern. I ill also be adding some eyes to the natural colored flies. More photos to follow. Please let me know what you all think, and if you have some pics of articulated flies please post them. I would like some additional pattern ideas. Thanks everyone


Rob Ast

Active Member
I thought kryptonite repelled/weakened an individual, not attracted them. Use fire wire or Dacron backing to connect your hooks. Wire won't wiggle as much and mono is too slick and likely to pull out.

Jeff Dodd

Active Member
I like it. I fish this color in winter and have done well with it in western Washington lakes. I use a simple rabbit fur tail to match the body color. Red thread head. Quick to tie and catches fish.

Must have good contrast and visibility because I know it doesn't represent a food source ;-)

When I tie in a trailing hook I use fire wire also.


Oh yea... I like your name. Mine is dubbed the Green Manalishi.... ala Judas priest!


Also for got to add this question to my post.. What is the best material to use to attach my tail to my main hook?? Mono? Wire? What size?
Fire Wire, size to hook size. Actually, you can also use stainless steel mechanics wire in the fine size but don't tell anyone sold on using Fire Wire. :)
Also for got to add this question to my post.. What is the best material to use to attach my tail to my main hook?? Mono? Wire? What size?
I've got a couple different lines I'll bring in on Tuesday for you to try out.
Same type of fly but with mono eyes.. These eyes are harder to create than they look.. Burnt the crap out of my figures a couple of times. I need to work on them a little more..


zen leecher aka bill w

born to work, forced to fish
I clip the mono to a tad longer than the finished length, hold it in fly tying pliers and touch both ends with a cigarette lighter. Unless the mono really melts and drips on me I don't get burned.
I used something to hold the mono while I burned it but I just couldn't get the eyes to fully form. And when I did think I has a good set I would touch the dumb things on accident or they would become lopsided and my bug would have a lazy eye.. Not sure if the fish inspect this feature of there food but I really want to have good flies..