Lochsa is a premium all-around gel floatant that even works on CDC. It won’t mat dry flies made with CDC and is perfect for treating any type of feathers, hair, hackle, or yarn. Lochsa will provide maximum floatation without the slightest hindrance on appearance. It is silicone based, and won’t melt in the heat or harden when it’s cold.
Lochsa makes magical CDC more magical. The smallest amount of Lochsa ensures that emergers riding in the film remain visible and dries stay on top, even when it's raining. It's also nice that Lochsa peforms the same in any temperature, making application consistent and easy.
Absolute great product, just as all the other comments say. Nothing compares to lochsa and a good CDC safe gel.
I keep this in my pack at all times. It works on everything, but I usually reserve it for flies with cdc because it works so well. It lasts for a few fish, then if it gets soaked from being overslimed, a quick cleaning of the fly in the water, a thorough dry, another little squeeze of Lochsa and the fly is ready to go again. Anybody who fishes much cdc knows how useful that is.
Works really well on CDC flies. Be sure to not over apply. I often just use the fly to clean the residual liquid that remains in the cap.
This floatant is like a life jacket for your dries. Try this and you'll be happy!