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FLY FISHING DICTIONARY
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amadou  Frenchplant
  A mushroom belonging to the family of the fungus family with the scientific name Fomes fomentarius. It grows on trees along the waterside like poplar, or in an oak well. Amadou contains large air spaces within itself, and when dried, its water absorptive qualities between the thin soft fibers of the mushroom becomes quite high. It is used to suck up water from a wet dry fly.
  The tool is usually prepared with amadou of about 5 mm thickness stuck to the inside of folded leather. When in use, a fly is pinched between the two layers of amadou, and the water is sucked up. Frederic Halford and G.E.M. Skues used this tool in the 19th century. It is sold even now, and the author carries one hanging on his vest. It is recommended to use amadou first before putting floatant onto a moistened dry fly, because it enhances floatability using less floatant and therefore is somewhat more economical and ecological. Refer to a color and XX page.
ReferenceThe fly fisher's illustrated dictionary, 2000.
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Sagamigawa River, Japan. The author's hometown river.
Sagamigawa River, Japan. The author's hometown river.
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