We use an environmentally friendly hydrophilic treatment on our Murray's Dry-A-Fly Patch to increase it's water absorbing properties. This will greatly aid you in blotting dry your drowned dry flies.
I love dry fly fishing! I love seeing the strike! These are much easier if you can SEE your dry fly floating on the surface of the water. Applying dry fly floatant to a soaked dry fly is counterproductive. The best technique is to dry your drowning dry fly prior to applying your favorite floatant. Then you can apply a dry fly cream or the Murray's Dry Fly Floatant so your fly will float and you can once again see your fly floating on the surface.