SWISSCDC Super Select
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. "Super select" grade is as good as CDC gets. Period. Almost every feather is excellent, big enough for the largest nymph collar or dry fly wing. You get a silly number of feathers per package to boot. If you're tired of being disappointed by your CDC purchases then look no further.
- 1g package (100-120 feathers)
- Average feather length: 3cm - 4cm
Here's what Swiss CDC has to say:
"Just like the name says, these are exclusive feathers, each one of them hand selected! Only well-trained and dependable personnel are allowed to select these feathers. The result is of such superior quality that it has become a firm favourite of world-famous fly tiers. You too can make wonderful flies with our “Super Select” feathers. You don’t have to stop at dry flies either, CDC nymphs are also very successful. Every feather of the pack is useable, so this raw material pays for itself."
"FINEST FEATHERS" is SWISSCDC’s philosophy!
"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."