|Bucktail Rainbow in size #8|
So first on the list is to tie up some of the most prominent flies I will expect to fish in the smokies and of course that is going to include a bucket full of caddis, mayflies, and the little green weenie. Thanks to my boy I have a great photo example of what my Green Weenies needed to look like so to the bench I went and whipped up a few followed up with a few red and brown San Juan Worms because lets face it - they are almost identical except for the color and black head.
Hook - #14 Nymph
Thread - Olive
Body - Green
Head - Peacock Herl
I chose not to include any weight for this fly because I figure most inchworms do not last long in the water long enough to sink very deep. At least that is my hope.
For those of you that would like to try it for yourself you can buy a hand full of these spinner spoon like this in the crappie section of the local store. I simply took off the spoon and used it on the shank of my hook. If any of you have success with it let me know. When I get back from my trip I will also tie up a few bass bugs using this method to see how that works. I suspect the bass with love it.