Joel at Tungsten Beads gets his amadou of Lucian, quicker postage if in stock.You could also try Lucien on here. This is the link to his Amadou products on his web site:
Free Delivery at TroutLine for fly tying and fly fishing products. Our online shop provide a great selection of flies and tying materials at best prices.www.troutline.ro
I have a theory that people who say "just use kitchen roll" have never had a piece of genuine Fomes fomentarius. The people I know who have genuine Fomes fomentarius know it is much better at wicking water away than kitchen roll, and that is why they use it, rather than kitchen roll.Just use kitchen roll.
I bought a lifetime and a half's worth from them a good while ago, brilliant quality.IMHO... like...
Anything described as a 'patch' or 'sheet' is unlikely to be genuine amadou (the horse's hoof fungus, Fomes fomentarius)...
The amadou is a thin layer of flesh between the rock-hard skin and the spore tube mass (95% of the total) below. The 'flesh' layer is highly irregular and amorphic when you extract it.
A lot of these 'patches' and 'sheets' are synthetic substitutes, eg 'Shamadou'. And, if it is in a keyfob type patch, then it will last no time before it is totally gunged up - because you are placing your fly in the exact same spot, again and again and again. You need a big piece, the size of a hankie...
Try this place...
Tell them when ordering that you want it for drying flies, not for tinder.
Yeh - me too - been there, done that... and skinned my knuckles more times than I care to remember.I used to beat out my own but nowadays the reward vs effort factor is poor and I simply can't be ar5ed!
Isn't that a defeatist attitude to take? Why resort to rubbishy kitchen roll, when you can have real Fomes fomentarius?Well...
we can converse and wax lyrical about the positive properties of Amadou, and no doubt the ‘real’ deal is fantastic. However, kitchen roll does do a pretty decent job. Just make fishing simple and stick your hand in the kitchen drawer before venturing out.
I got a lump from them a couple of years ago. iirc it was c. £6 for a sheet roughly 12 x 6 inches. Brilliant stuff.
I can only assume that the good stuff comes from continental Europe???I got a lump from them a couple of years ago. iirc it was c. £6 for a sheet roughly 12 x 6 inches. Brilliant stuff.
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