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    Default 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 )

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    Default 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 .

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    Mr. David,
    I thank you.


    MTN_TRT

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    Default 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.

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    Default Re: Green Weenie

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

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    Default 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.

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    Default Re: Green Weenie

    Thanks kytroutman, i understand now.

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

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    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.
    May you fish more than you wish for.

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