Swiss CDC Standard

( 2 Reviews )

Swiss CDC currently holds the crown in our minds for best CDC on the market today. The feathers are consistently large and full, the sheer number of colors offered is impressive, not to mention how high-quality the dye work is. Standard is their lowest grade of feather and it's heads and shoulders above almost every other CDC available currently. 

- 1g package (120-140 feathers)

- Average feather length: 1cm - 4.5m 

Here's what Swiss CDC has to say: 

“CDC Standard” can be used in a wide variety of applications, from the smallest, most delicate dry fly to the largest mayfly. From the freshwater shrimp to the tempting nymph, right up to the streamer, sea trout fly and even the salmon fly. Our “CDC Standard” always fits the bill.


"As a matter of principle, we only offer duck CDCs (Cul de Canard) taken from winter feathers. We made this decision on the basis of the significantly better quality. Ducks breed less in the winter, which means that the appearance of the feathers is considerably better. In the warmer seasons, the breeding ducks are subjected to heat and even greater burdens. This has a particularly negative effect on the quality of the feathers."

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2 Reviews

Erik Clymore Feb 19th 2021

Best all purpose cdc

I’ve been through most brands of cdc and Swiss is by far my favorite all around feather. You get a ton of thicker webbier feathers perfect for dry flies as well as sparser feathers better suited for soft hackles. There is very little waist unlike other brands.

Randy Jan 17th 2021

Mixed Review

I purchased three colors of the Swiss CDC: Black, Ash, and Dk. Pardo. All in all the feathers are indeed bigger than others I have bough (e.g. Wapsi). The Black was very brittle. I could not use it. The other two were fine and I had no problems with them. Tactical sent me an exchange pack of the black. It wasn’t as bad as the first but still 30-50% unusable. Breaks too easily as compared to the other two. Plus my fingers were black from using them. I don’t know if it was bad luck and I got two old dried out packs or a bad batch, or if the black dying process they use ruins the feathers.

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