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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.
I had a chance to get out for some spring dry fly action over the weekend and was stoked on the opportunity to break out the Amadou patch - I really like how soft the material is and how delicate I can be with dries/wing material while still thoroughly drying out the fly.
Works way better than my shirt. That’s for sure. 10/10 recommend.
Does a pretty impressive job of soaking up water :) Just as the description says, you probably want to pair it with some sort of floatant.
It’s a hit...Husband loves it!
Bought this for my husband for Christmas, so far he loves it!
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.