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limestonespl
03-15-2011, 01:25 PM
Hi to all,
I am new here but I keep reading about a fly?? called the green weenie. What in the world is it? and how do I tie it?
Any help would be appreciated.
Harry

Rodonthefly
03-15-2011, 02:21 PM
That fly is tied to look like a green inch worm. I would tie it on a size 10 or 12 hook, maybe even some on a swiming nymph hook in those sizes as well.

its tied using green chynell "sp". Pretty good pattern for the park around the summer months. i'm sure others can give ya more info on it.

Oh and welcome to LRO.

Rod

Mundele
03-15-2011, 02:36 PM
Check out this article from a couple of years ago:

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/littleriverjournal/storiesjuly09/lefty/gweenie.htm

GrouseMan77
03-15-2011, 05:08 PM
In addition...just Google "green weenie" and there will be several patterns pop up. I use Chartreuse Ultra Chenille. Some folks use beadheads and some don't. No right or wrong.

flyman
03-15-2011, 10:26 PM
No self respecting purist would be caught fishing such a thing;):smile: What's next, eggs and San Juan worms:biggrin:

MadisonBoats
03-16-2011, 10:33 AM
This is an excellent fly for static drifts. Use a bead for deeper and faster moving water. I usually go with out one on the Clinch. This streamer is an excellent attractor/stimulator pattern as well.

For a variation; I like to tie it in red.

Knothead
03-16-2011, 12:09 PM
How about a Del Monte or Green Giant niblet nymph or garden hackle of the Annelid group? Never fish the GW but have seen it is a good fly. Is there a particular time of the year it is most productive?

limestonespl
03-16-2011, 01:38 PM
Thanks guys for all the input, I'll have to get the vise out and tie up a doz or so. I am comming down to PF for a few days at the end of the month and I'll get an afternoon to fish in the park! (maybe two!!).

I am stocked up on Quill Gordans and March Browns Will the Green Weenie work this time of year?? I'll bet it's killer in late may and june when terrestials turn on.

ifish4wildtrout
03-16-2011, 06:21 PM
The green weenie is most productive in summer when inch worms are active. However, I have caught trout year round on them. Browns, rainbows, brooks all love them, bass and pan fish will eat them as well.

MadisonBoats
03-16-2011, 08:34 PM
How about a Del Monte or Green Giant niblet nymph or garden hackle of the Annelid group? Never fish the GW but have seen it is a good fly. Is there a particular time of the year it is most productive?

I do not fish it as a pattern match. It is usually my go to fly for streamers and I hate streamers. However; it produces pretty consistently on all rivers and streams I have fished it. Be mindful that I fish it as a last resort and I usually get most takes in a static drift and bumping the streamer. It kills them on most Freestone Streams I have fished if you are looking at a goose egg on dry flies....

Heavynets
03-17-2011, 05:38 AM
I certainly would not consider that fly to be a streamer. Looks like a good fly to me, but I haven't tried it myself.

flyman
03-17-2011, 09:02 AM
I actually did a tutorial for one of my favorite versions of this fly for the Little River Journal a while back. My favorite version is tied with furry foam for the body, no bead, and no loop for the tail. This one is the typical Chenille body tied with the loop in the tail on a Mustad 9671 hook.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y166/flyman1/fishing%20and%20misc%20flies/gw.jpg

JayB
03-17-2011, 10:57 AM
Green weenies are like opinions, everyone has one and they are all different.

I like mine on a TMC 200R type of hook with a bead head, and I use a natural olive or dark green chenille for it. Worked great all summer, and even into November. I think it looks like a lot more than just an inch worm. Maybe caddis larva, green rockworms, who knows.
Do not forget the loop tail. After watching that fly in the water flipping around, rolling, and twisting because of the current catching that tail I am convinced it helps make the fly more enticing. But again, thats just an opinion coming from a guy who has yet to catch a fish on a pheasant tail nymph

MadisonBoats
03-17-2011, 01:12 PM
I actually did a tutorial for one of my favorite versions of this fly for the Little River Journal a while back. My favorite version is tied with furry foam for the body, no bead, and no loop for the tail. This one is the typical Chenille body tied with the loop in the tail on a Mustad 9671 hook.


That is some good looking chenille and I love the colored bead. Here are a few I have tied and use. The second one is really a minnow fly; but, essentially a weenie pattern.:rolleyes: I modified DC's Baby Doll Pattern to tie it.

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/167784_10150141052123319_718858318_7970554_5114494 _n.jpg
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/165100_10150141051998319_718858318_7970552_1558729 _n.jpg

limestonespl
03-18-2011, 04:40 PM
As I dont have a conversion chart for the different manufacturers hook numbers, I can't tell what size hooks you guys are tying on. How about sharing the actual hook sizes??? #12's #8's etc.
Harry

GrouseMan77
03-18-2011, 07:50 PM
As I dont have a conversion chart for the different manufacturers hook numbers, I can't tell what size hooks you guys are tying on. How about sharing the actual hook sizes??? #12's #8's etc.
Harry


Go with the 12.