I've fallen in love with a couple CDC dry flies this spring (Craven's Mole Fly and Antonio's Adult Mayfly), but I'm sometimes annoyed by the constant effort required to maintain the CDC wings and keep these floating high and dry. In light of that, I've been experimenting with various floaty synthetics to use a replacement for the CDC in these two patterns specifically. So far I've mostly been playing around with EP Trigger Point in a couple different colors, tying baetis imitations, but I'm not sure I'm sold on this method/material yet.
Does anyone have any good recommendations (either tips or suggested materials) to help in this effort? Or should I just suck it up and fish the CDC? Those with the CDC are so extraordinarily effective that I'm really struggling to improve upon the originals in any real tangible way.