CDC feathers grow near a duck's preen gland. These duck butt feathers are naturally waterproof and buoyant. They are incredibly lifelike on the water. Create some caddis, dun or emerger patterns and give them a try. You'll like the results!
Cul de Canard Feathers also referred to as CDC Feathers are one of the greatest natural fly tying materials available. The unique structure of the feather makes them extremely buoyant. The movement of the individual fibers is lifelike and draws the attention of trout. While Cul de Canard is primarily used in dry flies and emergers, it can be great when used for soft hackles and legs on nymph patterns.
Some of our favorite flies using Cul de Canard - aka CDC