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Re: Green Weenie

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Love the GW. I first started tying 25-28 years ago in western PA. The guy that developed the GW was my mentor. Another pattern that works is the Red Hot - developed by his brother in law. It's basically a GW except using a hot red chenille.


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Re: Green Weenie

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I have some but I'm always hesitant to put it on for some reason, so I haven't fished it yet. It's hard to go agaist something like a pheasant tail I know will catch fish but I'll put it on one of these days. Hope I have the success some of you do with it.

Posted on: 2013/5/24 11:15


Re: Green Weenie

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I have the ones I tied when I first started tying, and I never really used it for trout until last fall at Codorus Creek, after a local suggested it. I tied one on and caught two fish in about 6 or 7 drifts.

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Re: Green Weenie

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Add a splitshot

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Re: Green Weenie

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Although the GW gets a bad rap, it works. Isn't it the same as fishing a terrestrial in late summer? It has it's seasons / situations.
Or is it that it mimics a worm, much like the maligned San Juan WORM? That one takes a bashing, too.

Posted on: 2013/9/13 13:16
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Re: Green Weenie

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It can mimic a lot of things. Some say a grasshopper, others say an inchworm. Both are probably true. Personally, I think it works as an egg fly in many situations.

It gets a bad wrap because it's a general attractor that can imitate a lot of different things, rather than something specific. The SJW, well, that gets a bad wrap because it's a worm, and worms are associated with baitfishermen!

Posted on: 2013/9/13 13:31


Re: Green Weenie

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yeah, it would be cheating to use a fly that resembles what the fish are feeding on...oh wait...

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Re: Green Weenie

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" yeah, it would be cheating to use a fly that resembles what the fish are feeding on...oh wait... "

EXACTLY.

Posted on: 2013/9/13 21:27


Re: Green Weenie

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Just think of it as fancy split shot...I use them as my weight fly and don't feel as bad about losing them

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Re: Green Weenie

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Greenie weenies work sometimes dead drifted, but on the swing is where you will take 85% of the fish you catch

Posted on: 2013/9/15 0:57
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Re: Green Weenie

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Quote:

LetortAngler wrote:
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Nice bump. Welcome to the show.

Green Weenie is everything to eastern fly fishing, particularly around the limestone spring creek areas! Embrace the weenie.

Posted on: 2013/9/15 23:19


Re: Green Weenie

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In 30+ years of fly fishing, never had one in my box or on my line. I refuse to "give up" and put on a fly that matches nothing but as someone suggested....represents everything. Wouldn't it be more satisfying to trick a fish on a pattern that mimics a food source? IMO, fishing a GW is like admitting you can't catch on a standard pattern or you don't have enough knowledge to know what to use. If some find that offensive, sorry.


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Re: Green Weenie

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Have you ever used an Adams? Wulff?


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Re: Green Weenie

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or griffiths gnat
wooly bugger
hare's ear nymph
humpy
etc.
?

Posted on: 2013/9/16 9:36
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Quote:

pcray1231 wrote:
Have you ever used an Adams? Wulff?




An adams is tied the same way as any dark colored mayfly dun and the same for a (white) wulff for light colored duns.

A green weenie is pretty much just chartreuse chenille wrapped around the hook.

I understand what Andy is saying above. There are dozens of other flies I would tie on before a green weenie.

The difference between us that I have no problem if someone fishes GWs. There are nearly as may ways to approach and find pleasure in the sport of fly-fishing as there are fly anglers. The idea is to have fun.

Many anglers just beginning in the sport just want to catch some fish. No problem with that at all.

Some anglers that have fished for a long time specialize in certain things like fishing dries only, or Euro nymphing, or hatch matching, or traditional flies and equipment, or floating very long distances on a big river in a toon, head-hunting risers......

All fun.


Posted on: 2013/9/16 9:36



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