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06-03-2006, 04:01 PM
Can anybody share w/ me the recipe and tips for this fly. Ive heard alot about it and I wanted to give it a try. (It seems like all I do is ask for stuff from yall ;) )
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06-03-2006, 07:30 PM
Here is a link to the fly that includes the recipe and tying instructions: http://flytyingworld.com/PagesF/fb-greenweenie.htm. I prefer using ultra chenille as opposed to the medium chenille recommended in that link.
The Green Weenie has been my fly of choice for higher water during the summer in the Smokies and some of my best days of fishing involve this fly. My favorite way to fish it is with enough split shot to get it deep. The fish absolutely love it especially on the smaller streams! If there is such thing as a "cheater fly" for the Smokies, this may well be it ;).
06-03-2006, 08:48 PM
I thank you.
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06-08-2006, 03:20 PM
The inchworm is a killer in summer, trailed behind an elk hair caddis. I use fine Fl. chartreuse chenille, chartreuse 6/0 thread a a #10 2x nymph hook. It is about as simple to tie as a fly can be, but I try to add some segmentation to the body by, after wrapping the body to the eye and tying off, palmering the thread to the bend and back to the eye to whip finish. The weight of the hook is usually sufficient to sink the fly.
The instructions for that fly say, "1/4" loop tied at bend of hook is critical". What are they talking about?
06-13-2006, 11:23 AM
When tying the fly, make a 1/4" loop at the bend of the hook. Do this by folding your tying material back over the shank of the hook for tying.
06-13-2006, 11:26 AM
Use this link. http://www.buckeyeflyfishers.com/fly_tying/green_weenie/green_weenie.htm
Thanks kytroutman, i understand now.
06-13-2006, 01:38 PM
No problem Russ. I have also seen the weenie tied with a black tungten head.
I didn't believe Paula when she told me to try one of them. She's never steered me wrong, so I bought a couple and boy am I glad I did. Some of my biggest fish landed in the park have been on this little green monster. I agree with David, it seems like cheating. I've had good results letting it 'churn' in the vortex of a decent size waterfall. My thanks to Paula and her magic trout mojo.
06-27-2006, 09:57 PM
Ode to the Green Weenie - i'll work late spring to late fall when nothing else will, I usually tie mine with the looped rear end and a black bead head as a dropper off a EHC for the pocket water and its worth tossing as the t storms start the water level rising - sort of like a scud during the rising and falling tailwater...
tying San Juan style works great as well, use some silver or chartreuse wire or whatever color u want for segmentaion....
07-08-2006, 06:47 PM
Brian Courtney is a preacher from Lake City and he ties all the Green Weenies we sell which is usually 8 to 10 dozen per week. He says the 1/4" loop on the back gives it action. I've used Weenies for years and I didn't know this. I think George Harvey was the first to come up with this fly.
07-08-2006, 09:26 PM
The simplicity of that fly absolutly amazes me!
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