You only need the wand for filling bottles - it's not advisable to use it during regular siphoning because it'll stop or get clogged with trub, as you found out.
Assuming you are using the regular Fermtech gravity wand, it works perfectly when connected to the spigot of a bottling bucket with 5/16" tubing. 3/8" will work as well, but you should secure it with zip ties to make sure no air gets into the hose.
The Fiesty(sic) Goat Brewery est. 2007 & Clusterfuggle Experimental Ales est. 2009
Planned: Fat Man Porter, sLambic II, Brettennial Falcon IPA, Flanders Red, Orange Blossom Mead
Primary: Winexpert Riesling Ice Wine, sLambic I
Secondary: Flanders Red
Kegged:Black or Blue EyePA, Cherrywood-aged Crystal Stout,
2013 dump volume: ~2 gallons