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Thread: Green Weenie question??

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    Default Green Weenie question??

    I personally have had more success with the Green Weenie in the Smokies than any other fly. I am by no means any expert and I don't catch alot of fish, but I have a good time and I''ve gotten old enough now to enjoy more than just the fish when I go fishing, especially in the Mountains. My question is what is do you fish the Green Weenie? what is your favorite way to fish it? Indicator? as a dropper? or all alone? I am planning on a hopper dropper combo this summer, although I'm replacing the hopper with a beetle or maybe some kind of bee pattern. What can I say? I like fishing terrestrials.

    hNt
    When I see a mountain stream, all my troubles and worries seem to flow downstream, leaving me peaceful and serene. I then immediately start fishing, upstream.

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    I fish mine as a dropper.

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    As a dropper, all year round, but in pink.

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    I fish it in the summer (June-Sept) dropped off a #8 weighted nymph. So far, best fish on a greenie weenie is a 22 Brown caught at noon on a hot day. So much for fishing early morning during hot weather.

    I also use pink.

    Jim Parks

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    Fish as a dropper behind a nymph or dry. If the fishing is slow I put it first and then a smaller nymph behind it. My logic is they will at least see the GW and this may trigger a strike on the small nymph behind. Don't get to fish a lot but it seemed to work when I tried it.

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    Hs anyone fished a bright green squirmy worm in place of the green weenie? My understanding is the loop on the weenie helps with movement in the water, and squirmies have quite a bit of movement too.

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    Yes, Green and Pink squirmies all work well in the Smokies. I keep both standard chenille weenies and squirmies in my fly box.

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    Fish it as a dropper under a dry most of the time. Honestly, I think I have caught more rainbows off of a GW than any other fly. And I can't tell you how many times I have caught a bow on a GW by accident! Like that slack time when my line is just lying in the water while I'm rifling through my box to pick my next fly, then I lift the rod to retrieve my fly only to feel that wiggle, and "I've got a fish!" That has happened so many times with a GW. But I'd rather be lucky than good, I guess lol.

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    I was fishing yesterday in the Park and was using a green weenie w/ a "Hot Creek Special" as the dropper fly. I caught fish off the dropper but never even got a nibble on the green weenie. My contention (though I could be wrong) is that the green weenie is thrown at them everyday this time of year to the point that something a little different might just trigger a strike. Lexfly might just be right in that the green weenie attracts them and the trailing nymph nails them.
    Joe

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    I fished the park yesterday evening as well, and caught every fish on the green weenie as a dropper with a beetle up too and then a nymph up top after I got into pocket pitching waters.

    They were just hitting off the bottom. Water is warm.

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