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FFM4LIFE
01-20-2007, 04:47 PM
I am curious what kind of hook do you use for a green weenie? Nymph/streamer? And also what sized are good?. Thanks!

buckeyetrouter
01-20-2007, 05:51 PM
mustad 9672 (becasue that is what I had in stock) size 12 or 14 hook
this may help you a bit....

http://flytyingworld.com/PagesF/fb-greenweenie.htm

buckeyetrouter

FFM4LIFE
01-20-2007, 07:53 PM
just curious... How do u fish a green weenie? and when you tie it, do you weight it or not? :)

David Knapp
01-20-2007, 11:11 PM
FFM4LIFE, you can fish it several ways. Perhaps the easiest is to just drop it off a nice bushy dry fly such as a stimulator. You can also fish it as a regular nymph, either with or without weight. Some people like to tie theirs with beadheads. Personally, I normally tie mine without weight and add a split shot or two if I want to get it down. Other times though I fish it without any weight and I feel that this is probably more realistic. All of the above ways will probably catch fish equally well though. Fish this fly in the middle of the summer after a good rainstorm and you will soon get tired of catching so many fish... ;)

Waterborn
01-20-2007, 11:12 PM
I usually fish it as a nymph wieghted with a black bead head...more often than not as a dropper...

buckeyetrouter
01-21-2007, 11:33 AM
here is another site that is a bit more descriptive, hope this helps....



http://www.buckeyeflyfishers.com/fly_tying/green_weenie/green_weenie.htm

buckeyetrouter

Griff
01-22-2007, 10:16 AM
I tie mine on Mustad 9671 size 12. That is just your basic wet/streamer hook. I tie some weighted with lead wire and some unweighted. Most of the time I'll fish it unweighted. When the water is up a little the added weight can come in handy. You need to have both if you can. I fish mine as a dropper about 18" under a dry fly, usually a stimulator. I feel that the ubweighted version tumbles through the water more naturally. This is a hard fly to beat during the summer.