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 4.5 / 5 based on 12 reviews


11 of 12 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Excellent gift - 5/18/2015
    By: from New Jersey

    The perfect gift for a fly fisherman. Well made extremely useful for keeping those favorite flys handy and for drying them safely.

  • 5/5

    Great little device - 5/11/2015
    By: from Grafton, WV

    I used my Amadou fly drying patch for the first time this past weekend while fishing the small native brook trout streams in the high mountains of West Virginia. These streams require a fairly technical approach as the they are steep and only a couple feet wide with significant close overhead cover. Additionally, from pool to pool, there are some rapid flows and your fly takes a real beating. Using the Amadou, I could quickly and easily dry my fly between casts to keep the presentation looking natural. A great little addition to my vest accessories which helps me catch more fish.

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  • 5/5

    Miracle - 2/16/2015
    By: from AZ

    This soaks up water like crazy! Very quickly returns a waterlogged fly to a floating condition.

  • 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

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