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MTN_TRT 06-03-2006 04:01 PM

Green Weenie
 
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 ;) )

Thanx,
MTN_TRT

"LIFE IS GOOD"

David Knapp 06-03-2006 07:30 PM

Re: Green Weenie
 
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 ;).

David Knapp

MTN_TRT 06-03-2006 08:48 PM

Re: Green Weenie
 
Mr. David,
I thank you.


MTN_TRT

"LIFE IS GOOD"

Brad Weeks 06-08-2006 03:20 PM

Re: Green Weenie
 
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.

russ 06-13-2006 10:32 AM

Re: Green Weenie
 
The instructions for that fly say, "1/4" loop tied at bend of hook is critical". What are they talking about?

kytroutman 06-13-2006 11:23 AM

Re: Green Weenie
 
Russ:

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.

kytroutman 06-13-2006 11:26 AM

Re: Green Weenie
 
Russ:

Use this link. http://www.buckeyeflyfishers.com/fly...een_weenie.htm

russ 06-13-2006 01:06 PM

Re: Green Weenie
 
Thanks kytroutman, i understand now.

kytroutman 06-13-2006 01:38 PM

Re: Green Weenie
 
No problem Russ. I have also seen the weenie tied with a black tungten head.

Sage 06-13-2006 03:50 PM

Re: Green Weenie
 
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.


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