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.
Works great. If it gets drenched, don't squeeze the water out. The mushroom will lose its structure. Just dry it out in a cool spot out of the sun. Lesson learned by a phone fumbling fool.
Soaks up alot of water. Great product.
Great tool to add to your gear! Way better than napkins or sleeves for drying your flies
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.