Bernie’s Bunny – Lake Trout Fly Tying Demo

Over the past couple of weeks Tim Romano and I have been going out and chasing a few lakers on the fly.  Needless to say its been rough.  Lots of follows, a few takes, and a whole lot of hearbreak.  Tim sums it up nicely in his last F&S blog post.  See it here.  We have been fishing with a local know it all Bernie Keefe and are gathering some good intel as to how to catch these fish.  He is the top guide on Lake Granby and lake trout are his number one game.  He throws a bunny lure and soft plastics that are about 12″ in length in very natural typically darker colors.  These baits are his number one producer of big fish, period.  So I had to come up with something in a similar color scheme to target this fish with the fly rod.

Bernie’s Bunny is my smaller version of his trophy lake trout lures.

Once we tied on these flies we started seeing a whole lot more action.  I am confident that one more trip up there and a few more of these flies should get us our much earned prize.
Thanks for the inspiration Bernie and watch out Lakers because its game on!
~Russ
Erik Myhre

by Erik Myhre