Tying Flies with CDC: The Fishermans Miracle Feather by Leon Links
CDC or cul-de-canard is a preening feather found on waterfowl. It is of particular interest to fly tyers because if its inherent waterproof properties. Tying Flies with CDC covers aspects of the feather as it’s been used throughout history and includes several fly tying photo sequences to assist the tyer. The book includes over 100 patterns from fly tyers spanning the globe including Rene Harrop, Marvin Nolte, Marc Petitjean, Tetsumi Himeno, Piet Weeda, Elie Beerten and others.
CDC feathers have been gaining in popularity because of their water-resistant properties. This is particularly useful for fly tyers who tie emerger and dry fly patterns. Patterns such as Para-Emerger, Split-Winged Dun, Black Flying Ant, Mighty Midge, and Skater Caddis are covered in the book. The book also includes background information about CDC, explaining how it has been used in the past and how anglers use it today. Tyers can also find many helpful tips to assist in fishing with CDC flies. The book has some excellent photography within the covers, but tyers should have some basic skills in tying flies before diving in.
Author: Leon Links
Format: Paperback 160 pages
Publisher: Stackpole Books (March 15, 2010)