Green Weenie

Hook:
3x Streamer hook, size 10-16
Head:
Gold or brass bead
Thread:
Fluorescent Green
Body:
Fluorescent Green Chenille
Tail:
Fluorescent Green Chenille

The Green Weenie is a very popular fly that imitates an inchworm or caddis pupa. It can be tied in any color variation, but most commonly fluorescent green or chartreuse - just match the thread to the body! You can also tie this fly in varying weights. Leave the bead off to fish it on the surface or just below, or add some wraps of lead around the hook shank to fish it extra deep!

Step
1
Place a bead on your hook and secure the hook in the vise.
Step
2
Start the thread at the back of the hook and wrap forward, laying a nice thread base.
Step
3
Tie in a piece of chenille just behind the bead head and wrap the thread over it to the bend of the hook.
Step
4
Fold the chenille back for form a loop for the tail. It should rest vertically. Secure the loop with several wraps of thread, then advance the thread forward to the bead.
Step
5
Wrap the chenille forward to the bead to create the body of the fly. Use several thread wraps to secure the chenille behind the bead, then snip the excess.
Step
6
Finish the fly with a whip finish or a few half hitches, and put a dab of head cement over the bead.