This GRHE CDC Variant is a fly that I use mostly in the first part of the season. I like it very much together with classic GRHE and nymphs tied with pheasant barbs. Usually when water is fast flowing I use a simple GRHE but when the level is low and I have to induce the attack of the fish jigging the flies I use this model. So if you like it just tie a few, not many, just 3 in size 14 and 3 in size 12 to test them. For me this pattern works very well and I’m very confident with it. I never go for fishing without it because is one of my top nymph for Spring time.
Bellow I fix The Troutline UV Ribbing Material. A trick is to fix at 2mm from but to leave space for hot spot.
I used my favorite Troutline Buggy Dubbing in natural grey to make the body. I don’t use tying wax because I prefer a more buggy aspect.
A few turns with ribbing material to provide extra visibility .
I make 2 or 3 turns with CDC in brown -grey color or natural tan color. All the time I fix the CDC feather from point and not from the base of the stem.
And my fly is ready. Just 2 or 3 turns under the tungsten bead and the fly will take the place in my fishing box
Now you can see bellow the fly on white background.