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Old 03-15-2011, 01:25 PM
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Hi to all,
I am new here but I keep reading about a fly?? called the green weenie. What in the world is it? and how do I tie it?
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:21 PM
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That fly is tied to look like a green inch worm. I would tie it on a size 10 or 12 hook, maybe even some on a swiming nymph hook in those sizes as well.

its tied using green chynell "sp". Pretty good pattern for the park around the summer months. i'm sure others can give ya more info on it.

Oh and welcome to LRO.

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Old 03-15-2011, 02:36 PM
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Check out this article from a couple of years ago:

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/lit...ty/gweenie.htm
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:08 PM
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In addition...just Google "green weenie" and there will be several patterns pop up. I use Chartreuse Ultra Chenille. Some folks use beadheads and some don't. No right or wrong.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:26 PM
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No self respecting purist would be caught fishing such a thing What's next, eggs and San Juan worms
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:33 AM
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This is an excellent fly for static drifts. Use a bead for deeper and faster moving water. I usually go with out one on the Clinch. This streamer is an excellent attractor/stimulator pattern as well.

For a variation; I like to tie it in red.
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How about a Del Monte or Green Giant niblet nymph or garden hackle of the Annelid group? Never fish the GW but have seen it is a good fly. Is there a particular time of the year it is most productive?
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:38 PM
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Thanks guys for all the input, I'll have to get the vise out and tie up a doz or so. I am comming down to PF for a few days at the end of the month and I'll get an afternoon to fish in the park! (maybe two!!).

I am stocked up on Quill Gordans and March Browns Will the Green Weenie work this time of year?? I'll bet it's killer in late may and june when terrestials turn on.
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The green weenie is most productive in summer when inch worms are active. However, I have caught trout year round on them. Browns, rainbows, brooks all love them, bass and pan fish will eat them as well.
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How about a Del Monte or Green Giant niblet nymph or garden hackle of the Annelid group? Never fish the GW but have seen it is a good fly. Is there a particular time of the year it is most productive?
I do not fish it as a pattern match. It is usually my go to fly for streamers and I hate streamers. However; it produces pretty consistently on all rivers and streams I have fished it. Be mindful that I fish it as a last resort and I usually get most takes in a static drift and bumping the streamer. It kills them on most Freestone Streams I have fished if you are looking at a goose egg on dry flies....
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