Amadou Fly Drying Patch

Quickly dry your flies with this classic fly dryer.


Natural absorbent material used to dry soaked fly patterns. The best way to revive CDC fly patterns, Amadou has amazing fly drying qualities and is a natural product derived from horse's hoof fungus (Fomes formentarius). Simply squeeze your drowned dry fly inbetween the Amadou patch and all the moisture is sucked out. You are now ready for action. Not just for CDC flies, the Amadou Fly Dryer will also dry larger flies and prepare the fly to be redressed with floatant. Leather cover protects the Amadou. 2" X 3".


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.3 / 5 based on 7 reviews


6 of 7 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Amadou ! Where have you been ? - 11/13/2014
    By: from Western USA

    My Fly fishing mentors told me about amadou , and I'm so glad it's being marketed again. This little gem from Orvis gently takes much of the moisture out of your fly and without further chemical treatment , gets it back out on the water, where it belongs . Great for CDC dry flies !

  • 1/5

    Amadou Patch quality very disappointing - 10/14/2014

    Online purchase of Amadou patch(es). Two-sided patch arrived with 1 side unusable due to poor selection of fungus, ie. 1/16 inch thick and not soft. Section was rough, the last surface I would want to lay my delicate dry fly on. Also, would not absorb water. Returned item to Orvis store and manager agreed. Ordered second Amadou patch, and second patch was of poor quality also. Second patch constructed of 1 usable side and 1 unusable side again. Unusable side on second patch was "hard". Returned to store and manager again agreed with my judgement. Amadou fungus is the best for drying flies quickly and completely. Inspect the patches to make sure both sides are usable and the patch can be used as designed, ie. pressing halves together to dry your fly.

  • 4/5


    Worked great until it got rained on. Wear inside vest and don't let it get saturated. It will never recover.

  • 5/5

    amazing - 6/26/2014
    By: from Westchester, ny
    Top 1000 Contributor

    I can't believe how well and fast it drys the fly.

  • 5/5

    Great Inclusion to my vest - 6/12/2014
    By: from Stony Creek PA

    Works as advertised offered excellent drying capabilities looks like it will last for many seasons

  • 5/5

    Does the job - 6/10/2014
    By: from Wrightstown, PA

    Well made, looks good and appears able to stand some abuse. Dries my flies as you would expect. Plastic strap appears sturdy enough.

  • 5/5

    Works Great - 5/29/2014
    By: from Roanoke, VA

    It has been a while since I had a Amadou patch for fly drying. They work great, wicks water right off fly and your ready to go.

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