Drew Chicone is an author, award-winning outdoor writer & fly designer, photographer, lecturer, and materials expert, whose passion for teaching the art of fly tying has inspired numerous how-to articles, books and detailed instructional guides. He has lived and breathed the sport since he was tall enough to sit at the vise, and his fly creations are well known and in high demand among saltwater anglers and guides across the globe.
Drew has been a FFF Certified Casting Instructor, and commercial fly tier for more than a decade. His patterns are sold in quality fly shops and have appeared in US and international publications. In 2012, Drew partnered with Stackpole books to publish; "Feather Brain - Developing, Testing & Improving Saltwater Fly Patterns." Other Chicone titles include; "Redfish Flies", "Snook Flies", "Essential Bonefish Flies – Andros", and "Essential Permit Patterns”. He is the winner of the 2016 IFTD Best in Show, Salt Water Fly Pattern award, and the 2014 IFTD Iron Fly.
Drew is the creator of Salty Fly Tying, co-creator of Strip Strike University, contributing writer for Patagonia, and a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America as well as numerous pro teams. He is a popular speaker and frequently hosts destination schools/fishing adventures anywhere saltwater species can be found. For more info on Drew you can visit his Wikipedia page. For more his latest works visit Articles & Appearances or his website and blog at www.saltyflyting.com. For product reviews, tip, tricks and more, feel free to subscribe to the Monthly Newsletter “The Salty Fly Tying Chronicle” or join Salty Fly Tying on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram.