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Is this what one might consider a version of a green weenie and can it really catch anything, I mean other than a ravenous bluegill? Just curious of anyone's experiences with such a complex fly as this one :D

 

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It should work I've found the Green Weenie to be very effective on panfish. I tie it the "traditional" way from chenille with the loop tail, but I add legs, and also do one where I cut the loop to split the tail. I've caught smallmouth and rock bass on it. Still haven't caught a trout which what it was originally designed for. I refused to fish it for years, looking down my nose at it from my dry fly perch, because it was so "complex" a tie. It's been the hottest subsurface fly for me the last two years.

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Reminds me of the time I fished Fish Lake in Utah. We found lot of perch. At lunch time I needed to tie something that would sink faster, as that seemed like the only thing I needed to have to catch the perch. So, I put on a bead, a bunch of lead, and a chartreuse piece of rubber legs. your fly reminds me of mine, only better tied. I caught perch on it, and so could you......probably.

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Yes that will catch fish, Ive caught bluegills, bass, and alot of trout on it. Some people think that it represents a caddis pupa, some think its a "power bait" imitation, I think it catches fish

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There's no doubt that would take a few early season rainbows in the UK. I reckon fished slowly with a figure or 8 it'd pass for damsel-fly nymphs. There are loads of lures based around this idea - get out there and give it a go. Let us know how you get on...

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Yes that will catch fish. I probably caught half of my trout that i caught this year on the green weenie, it is now one of my favorite flies. I have also caught tons of warmwater fish on it to.

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One of my most effective panfish, perch, and at time trout flies is just yellow wool wraped around the hook. Your fly has additional weight and movement in the tail and I am sure will be very effective.

 

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