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Kerry Jordan

Good quality CDC for dry fly wings
« on: June 28, 2019, 19:57:28 PM »
Ive been tying  a few dries of late but am a little disappointed at the quality of CDC I can find; all Im looking for is fairly dense short to medium feathers for wings on simple flies such as emergers / F fly size 12-18. The expert tiers on Youtube put two CDC feathers together for a nice bushy wing - all I get is a wispy bit of fluff! Any advice about a source for some decent feathers would be welcome.

Jeff Donovan

Re: Good quality CDC for dry fly wings
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2019, 20:46:33 PM »
Speak with Lucian at Troutline, top quality CDC - link: https://www.troutline.ro/fly-tying-materials/fly-tying-feather/cdc-feathers.html
Close to the edge down by the river..........

Mike Barrio

Re: Good quality CDC for dry fly wings
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2019, 00:24:15 AM »
Yes, I have found Lucian's products and service to be first class  :z16

Cheers
Mike
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Scott Cumming

Re: Good quality CDC for dry fly wings
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2019, 07:37:26 AM »
Lucians CDC is good quality, or you could try David Jedlicka at DJ fly fishing on Facebook, his CDC is the best Ive used - outstanding quality. Email david.jedlicka@gmail.com 👍

Scott

Sandy Nelson

Re: Good quality CDC for dry fly wings
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2019, 09:51:44 AM »
I use Lucians natural CDC as well , his 1 gram bags have less fluff and more feathers than most.
The Campbell stuff is good too, but it depends how much you use and I go through a lot of it.
I also really like the Marc Petitjean CDC but its very expensive.

Cheers

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

David Martin

Re: Good quality CDC for dry fly wings
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2019, 10:48:57 AM »
I tend to go for a medium bag of Cookshill cdc. Plenty of usable feathers, I use 5-6 per size 14 shuttlecock or f-fly though, then brush the feathers through with muciiin oil and let them stand for a couple of days. The fly sheds water superbly for ages.. :z16

https://www.cookshill-flytying.co.uk/cdc.htm
« Last Edit: June 30, 2019, 11:21:35 AM by David Martin »

Kerry Jordan

Re: Good quality CDC for dry fly wings
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2019, 15:09:48 PM »
Thanks to all - most helpful!
Off to google"muslin oil"  :?

David Martin

Re: Good quality CDC for dry fly wings
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2019, 11:17:57 AM »
It's good stuff Kerry. I thought cdc should never be treated until I bumped into a pro fly tyer who gave me the tip last year. I even coat it on my hackled dries too now. He said get this one that comes with a handy lid brush... :z16

Sorry, I meant to say mucilin oil, not muslin..... :X2

https://www.fishingmegastore.com/floatants-sinkants-and-line-care/mucilin-dry-fly-silicone-brush~13553.html

Stuart Cullen

Re: Good quality CDC for dry fly wings
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2019, 10:40:51 AM »
I find Cookshill good. You can email him and tell him what you want. He is very helpful.

 




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