Courfaivre, Jura, Switzerland
Famous producer of the CDC flies
Copyright Marc Petitjean
The CDC flies, nowadays known world wide, were first tied in Switzerland nearly 100 years ago. Cul de Canard as fly tying material was first used in the Swiss Jura mountains were the famous, slow flowing chalk streams Doubs, Sorne, Orbe and other home the most difficult fish.
The flies shown here are originals, the first ever made CDC by Ioset. Found in a box in Soubey, Switzerland, they were identified by the grandson of Maximilien Ioset as being the real Ioset flies.
A story about these flies is told, and I know that's true:
During World War II, times were hard even in Switzerland. Fishing was at that time not done just for fun, but to get food.
Louis Veya: "During the war I was fishing with the sons of Ioset in the Doubs and Sorne river. It was common to catch 75 trout by fisherman and day, no trout being less than a pound. We sold them door by door and got one Swiss franc per trout."
How much this was, knows Freddy, the nearly 90 years old man, still living in the "Moulin" in Soubey at the Doubs river. When we talked together, he said: "You know, when fishing we earned much more than by working."
There's only a few of these flies left, sold to collectors only in very limited numbers, each fly numbered and sealed.
The price will rise according to the numbers left in stock.
These flies are still successful today. Please find remakes on the page Moustiques (CDC); and if you are a fly tier yourself, we offer the original CDC, guaranteed the same source Ioset used (Jura) and swiss straw colored in exactly the original colors.
CDC fly "Moustique du Jura (Original Ioset), jaune"
One of the first CDC flies and probably the most successful ever made
Moustique du Jura (Original Ioset), jaune
This CDC fly with yellow silk body was one of the best selling flies of Ioset, invented nearly 100 years ago. In late spring and early summer, this fly caught presumably more than 20000 trout and grayling over the years. There's only a few original flies left. Strictly limited sale, Original fly, sold sealed, 2 pieces per collector only.
Fly tying video: Alice Ioset ties the "moustique jaune"
Moustique du Jura (Original Ioset), brune rayée
This CDC fly with brown rafia body was the fly of Ioset best used in early spring, respresenting the smaller marchbrowns.
Size 14; Strictly limited sale, Original fly, sold sealed, 1 piece per collector only.
Moustique du Jura (Original Ioset), grise
The grey Ioset CDC is not only the secret key to sucess on summerdays, but also the fly for grayling in autumn.
Body made with grey silk, ribbed white, hackle CDC from the Swiss Jura mountainsSize 14; Strictly limited sale, Original fly, sold sealed, 1 piece per collector only.
Mouche de Mai (Original Ioset)
The Mouche de Mai de Ioset is a fully winged pattern with fine brown Rafia body - best fished march to may
Olive ailée (Original Ioset)
The olive dun of Ioset, fully winged greenolive Rafia body - the rarest fly of Ioset
Sedge du Jura, olive (Original Ioset)
This Sedge is the most successful fly ever made by Ioset. With long hackles and straight wings, this flies surfes over the surface- thereby driving mad the big trout. The most successful fly fishermen on Doubs river, those selling also their fish to the restaurants used this fly- and no other from Mai to September
Copyright Swissflies - Swiss historical flies. Any commercial remake is forbidden without the written permission of Swissflies.