Originally posted by Dble Haul
CDC is short for cul de canard, which is literally French for duck's ass. In our tems, it refers to the feathers from that part of the duck's anatomy that are full of naturally water-resilient oils. These feathers are great for keeping dry flies afloat, and a little goes a long way.
Buyer beware...they can be expensive.
Thanks Mark. We've got loads of "nuisance" ducks around here that come right over to you when you try to fish (thanks to the "bread bag" brigade). Maybe I could pluck a few from a live one? That would help keep them away from me!