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Amadou is primarily composed of a mushroom: "Fomes fomentarius", and its primary purpose is taking soggy, water-logged, good-for-nothing dry flies and getting them ready to fish again. A simple squeeze between the two pads of this magical material sucks out water from a drowned fly, restoring its ability to float. Though it stands alone as a means of keeping flies floating, it is best viewed as a piece of the dry fly puzzle that includes some kind of dip or gel, and/or a powder floatant.
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When you have the size color and pattern dialed in on rising trout it's great to be able to dry the same flight off as opposed to switching flies. Dispatch gives the the ability to get back in the game quickly.
The Amadou Patch works great. A little squeeze between the two patches, a dip and shake in the Top Ride and your ready to catch the next fish on a high riding dry fly.