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Thread: Long CDC feathers

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    here is a dog looking for cdc
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    Eish! I dont think that dog is looking for cdc.. i think hes found it

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    must be really good quality as well!

    look how excited he is

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    You can also get other bigger types of waterbird CDC like various goose and swan!) species - what about trying Egyptian Goose here as a cheap alternative to all this Swiss larney stuff?

    PS - I do have Petitjean materials at home as well so I am a hypocrite...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrit Viljoen View Post
    Where can I get 4-5cm feathers?I've contacted Swiss CDC re retailers waiting for response.

    Any other ideas?Thanx.
    Gerrit, The veniard Wild Duck bulk packs have quite a lot of long feathers in them, they go from very small to very long.
    bear in mind that longer CdC feathers seem to be less CdC'ish perhaps they are from further from the preen gland.
    Regards
    Craig

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    Yep, Craig, from my experience I agree the further the CDC from the actual preen gland, the larger and less oily/CDC'ie...
    The more you know, the less you need (Aboriginal Australian proverb)

    Only dead fish swim with the stream (Malcolm Muggeridge)

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    By the way, in the old days you could get cul de cygne (swan's CDC) which as I mentioned was bigger than duck's or geese CDC but I guess it's now illegal. It was especially used on traditional salmon flies in the late Victorian era by famous tyers like Kelson.
    The more you know, the less you need (Aboriginal Australian proverb)

    Only dead fish swim with the stream (Malcolm Muggeridge)

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