CDC Floatant

LePetomane

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What do you use if anything for a floatant on CDC? I have been using a lot of CDC emergers lately. They are very effective but they don't float very long. I dry them on a microfiber towel and apply Frog's Fanny. It lasts a few casts, then I repeat the process. Is there an easier way?
 

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I fish cdc flies a lot. I coat them initially with loon lochsa floatant. Lasts until I hook a fish. Squeeze dry in a wonder cloth dry fly patch after a fish, then re-dress with lochsa.
 

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I only use tiemco dry magic on cdc to coat
and frogs fanny or similar product to revive
plus an elastic band
 

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Ditto the Dry Magic for initial application. Then beat up CDC with fumed silica (Frog's Fanny) brush to make sure all filaments are separated and dry (especially after catching a fish). Lochsa in place of Dry Magic works also.
 

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On most, if not all, CDC Emergers, I only apply floatant to the wings, not the body or tail, because I want them to break the surface tension. I apply it to the wing sparingl, rubbing it into the fibers, Then give it a blow before delivering it...
 

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Thanks for all of the tips. I picked up an amadou patch and Dry Magic last week. Maybe the stars were aligned yesterday but these CDC flies really work.
 
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