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10-21-98, 12:54 PM
Someone please tie up a passel of greenie meenies (personally thought this was a drink..as I understand I should hang out with the Atl Flyfisher folks more often)and educate this poor trout fisherman....and also share one with me!!
10-21-98, 02:14 PM
Green Meanie or Green Weenie? Don't know if they're the same critter or not. If they're the same its super easy. A green weenie (at least as its been described to me)is simply a strand of green yarn twisted so that it doubles back over itself (like many hopper bodies), and attached to the hook of your choice at two points - near the eye and bend.
10-21-98, 10:00 PM
Steve...this fly is supposed to be a favorite of the Atl. Flyfishing Club folks....other than that I don't know...I may have the name wrong....mainly curious
10-23-98, 10:23 AM
Let me know if we're talking about the same thing when you find out for sure.
10-23-98, 04:32 PM
I shall p****on the info as soon as it is revealed unto me!! http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
10-29-98, 08:16 PM
Courtesy of AFF!!
Chickabu: (Grizzly Marabou) MG 232
Hook: jig head hook 1/80 and 1/124 chrome plate
Flashing Material (green)
Note: for variation, try a "bomber" using 1/64 chrome plated jig head
> Crimp barbs from hook.
> Add bead over hook.
> Wrap thread over body of hook.
> Adding in tail (optional):
>>> Wrap Chickabu the length of the hook shank.
>>> Preen it so that it lays down.
>>> Wrap twice and pull thread snug.
>>> Wrap it all the way to the front and clip.
> Bring thread back down shank using wide, loose wraps to where the tail
> Tying in the flashing material:
>>>Remove excess by peeling.
>>>Add in on the top, making sure there isn't a gap.
>>> Wrap back up towards the bead.
>>>Rotate vise in reverse so that it is counterclockwise and wrap chenille
back toward the front up to the bead.
>>> Add in 2 inches down the length of the line.
>>> Warp 3 or 4 wraps up to the bead head.
> Adding Saddle Hackle:
>>> Attach hackle pliers to the tip of the feather.
>>> Peel back frumpy part.
>>> Trim down: trim off excess from right side.
>>> Lay feather at 45 degree angle.
>>> Wrap thread across the diagonal 2 times and pull.
>>> Stroke feather down with fingers against the grain; trim off excess.
>>> Fluff it so it will wrap buggy.
>>>Hang thread bobbin off to right side.
>>> Attach tool to 1.8" near end.
>>> Wrap 2 wraps toward the bead.
>>> Wrap and brush and remove "l" to left side.
>>> Wrap thread behind two times and pull snug.
>>> Make 2 more wraps behind the bead.
>>> Trim feather.
> Whip finish two times.
> Snug/trim thread.
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