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Re: Help on Green Weenie

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No other insect is hated by fly fisherman like the inch worm.

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Re: Help on Green Weenie

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Stink bugs, water skippers or white faced hornets

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Re: Help on Green Weenie

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Yellow jackets are the worst, especially when they get inside your waders. Worst day of fishing ever.

My buddy has a little saying he likes to use when the fishing gets shitty, "when in doubt, weenies out". It usually works and can save ya from the skunk

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Re: Help on Green Weenie

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Confession time. I have never caught a fish on the green weenie. I'll go hang my head in shame now.

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Re: Help on Green Weenie

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ryansheehan wrote:
No other insect is hated by fly fisherman like the inch worm.


I did not know that.

Posted on: 3/21 19:08


Re: Help on Green Weenie

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troutbert wrote:
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ryansheehan wrote:
No other insect is hated by fly fisherman like the inch worm.


I did not know that.


Why all the hate on the weenie?

Posted on: 3/21 21:21


Re: Help on Green Weenie

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I used to catch a lot of fish on GW's. I don't really fish them anymore. I've found a chartreuse SJW to be just as effective and even quicker to tie. I fish them at any point in the water column necessary. When trout are looking up, fishing one as an unweighted dropper behind a caddis can work really well.

Posted on: 4/18 9:45


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Inchworms are present in the summer. Here is some good info and pics:

http://sciencing.com/inchworm-life-cycle-6122809.html

Now Green Sedges / Caddis (Rhyacophila) larva and pupa are present in the spring and in the water. Here is some good info and pics:

http://www.troutnut.com/hatch/3136/Ca ... -Rhyacophila-Green-Sedges

Other Caddis:

http://www.troutnut.com/specimen/640

http://www.troutnut.com/specimen/727

No one knows what the trout "thinks" any fly looks like and why a trout will hit or not hit a fly.

If the weenie fails, you can be sure the wooly bugger hatch is probably on...

Posted on: 4/18 11:03


Re: Help on Green Weenie

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One of my favorite dry/dropper set ups is a size 14 CDC & Elk with an unweighted size 16 Green Weenie dropped off of the bend of the dry. Love this as a searching set up when nothing in particular seems to be happening, particularly on a wild brook/brown trout stream. Probably catch few more on the GW than the dry fly but results can be close to 50/50 if the fish are looking up and you see that occasional rise. Great to fish in skinny, faster water where the hits can be serious. I occasionally even double up when fishing this combination.

Posted on: 4/18 13:13


Re: Help on Green Weenie

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Thanks for the tip,"14 CDC & Elk with an unweighted size 16 Green Weenie"
I'll have to give that a shot,since I like the idea of a double!
I had a good first time experience fishing a green weenie yesterday.I caught four rainbows and two brown trout,using it as the point fly.

This is the recipe I used in case anyone is interested.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csW_dwRI5e8

Posted on: 4/25 9:51


Re: Help on Green Weenie

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They can be a caddis or inchworm pattern. So I've been told but honestly never actually had them work for that. At least not well. I have used green SJWs to good effect, as well as caddis pupa patterns.

I find them relatively effective as egg patterns. At least, like egg patterns, they slay stocked bows, but for me only work on browns as a situational pattern, like during the sucker spawning run or on the great lakes tribs. And like eggs, I'll use green/chartreuse, but just as often peach, cream, light pink, etc. YMMV.

That said, while they are an easy tie, they are not easier than a glo-bug, and that works just as well if not better.

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Drop shot is a hoot too. Dead drift in the moving water, dead stick in the slow. It's definitely an inch worm, terrestrial pattern, but I believe that it also looks like a teeny, tiny bait fish and some will even argue caddis. That's a lot of different foods being imitated by a single suggestive pattern that's silly easy to tie. You certainly aren't gonna ruin your day by putting a few weenies in trees.

Phrasing.

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Re: Help on Green Weenie

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ryansheehan wrote:
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troutbert wrote:
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ryansheehan wrote:
No other insect is hated by fly fisherman like the inch worm.


I did not know that.


Why all the hate on the weenie?


It's just weenie envy.

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