I am looking at adding a fly drier of some sort to my lanyard/pack. I have done a little research and have come across Amadou, Samadou (the synthetic version of Amadou) and the C&F Rubycell. I know that none of these are absolutely necessary, but I would like to get something. I have heard great things about Amadou, but it is pricey and extravagant. Is it really that much better than the synthetic alternatives? What about the Samadou and Rubycell? Does anyone use these options and what are your thoughts?

Also, what is your favorite split shot and what kind of dispenser would you recommend?