Spirit River's Select CDC is the finest CDC available. CDC is an acronym for the fly tying term "cul de canard." These extremely fluffy feathers are also known as "oil gland feathers" due to their proximity to a duck's oil production, or "preen" gland. Because of their location, these feathers are impregnated with rich oils and will assist dry flies with flotation and water resistance. Cast after cast, Spirit River's CDC feathers will keep your dry flies where they should be: riding high on the surface! Spirit River Select CDC is available in a range of assorted colors.
Spirit River hand picks the fluffiest CDC feathers it can find for its Select CDC. These feathers are harvested from near a duck's preen glands and are naturally impregnated with the duck's oils. These feathers will impart natural flotation and water resistance to dry flies. These useful feathers are available in yellow olive, white, wood duck, slate dun, salmon, rust, pale yellow, dark olive, natural brown, medium olive, light dun, dark brown, light brown, and black.
- Fluffiest duck feathers available
- Harvested from near duck's oil or "preen" glands
- Impregnated with natural oils for flotation
- Colors: yellow olive, white, wood duck, slate dun, salmon, rust, pale yellow, dark olive, natural brown, medium olive, light dun, dark brown, light brown, and black
- CDC Caddis Adult
- CDC PMD Emerger
Leland on CDC
What exactly is "CDC" ' ? This is a common question from green fly tyers - and one even a veteran on the tying bench shouldn't be embarrassed to ask. There's no secret, or conspiracy in place to keep the meaning hidden, but it's not obvious unless you know a little something about fly tying.
CDC is an acronym for the French, and somewhat esoteric fly tying term "cul de canard." CDC feathers are found near the oil gland of a bird, and accordingly they are also known by more standard terminology as simply "oil gland feathers." These feathers provide a dry fly with superior flotation properties; during the bird's lifetime, these feathers are constantly impregnated with rich oils and become highly resistant to water, ultimately keeping your surface fly where it should be: on top!
Leland on Spirit River
Since 1990, Spirit River, Inc. has been providing quality, service, and innovation to the fly tying industry. Continually offering creative new products of the highest quality and application, Spirit River, Inc. pushes the envelope in fly tying each and every season. Flies tied with Spirit River's unique materials turn up extremely productive results cast after cast and the superb quality of Spirit River's entire line of fly tying materials will help any fly tyer confidently create or execute any type of artificial fly pattern on the planet. For simply the very best in both classic and modern fly tying materials, choose Spirit River, Inc.
Spirit River on Select CDC
"All prime usable material. Each package contains approximately 50 choice feathers, neatly stacked for your convenience."
Spirit River on Spirit River
"Since our birth in 1990, Spirit River, Inc has been striving to fulfill the needs of fly anglers and tyers alike. We work hard to provide high quality, exciting and innovative materials along with premium quality industry standard products. We want to make a difference.
It is our ultimate goal to supply the world with fly tying materials that stimulate your imagination and stir your fly fishing soul. It is this goal that has made Sprit River lead the way in new product ideas and produce ground-breaking products that have set us apart and made us a true leader in the fly tying industry."