Drew Chicone

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Drew Chicone
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Born
Andrew D. Chicone

1979
NationalityAmerican
OccupationSaltwater fly designer

Drew Chicone (born 1979) is an American saltwater fly designer, fisherman, author, lecturer and certified casting instructor.[1][2][3] Chicone writes books and magazine articles demonstrating how to tie saltwater fly patterns.[2][4][5]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Drew Chicone grew up in upstate New York, where he learned how to tie flies at the age of six from his parents.[1][6]

Career[edit]

Sanibel Cannibal saltwater fly pattern from Feather Brain

In 2013 Chicone published his first book, Feather Brain, which focuses on developing, testing, and improving saltwater fly patterns.[1] The book provides step-by-step instructions and photos for tying 14 flies that he designed.[5]

Within the next year he published Snook Flies and Redfish Flies. Both are species-specific guides that demonstrate fly tying patterns from Chicone and other designers.[4]

Chicone co-founded Strip Strike University where he currently works as a fly tying and fly casting instructor.[6][7]

In addition to writing and teaching, Chicone operates a website where he sells fly tying materials and books.[6][7]

Family[edit]

Chicone lives in Fort Myers, Florida with his wife and daughter.[6]

Published works[edit]

Books[edit]

Feather Brain: Developing, Testing, and Improving Saltwater Fly Patterns
  • 2013: Snook Flies: 8 Proven Patterns For Catching Snook From The Beach, ISBN 978-1493614189
  • 2013: Feather Brain: Developing, Testing, & Improving Saltwater Fly Patterns, ISBN 978-0811711968
  • 2013: Essential Permit Patterns, ISBN 978-1491075753
  • 2013: Essential Bonefish Flies, ISBN 978-1484014844
  • 2014: Redfish Flies: Eight Effective Patterns for Catching Redfish, ISBN 978-1500481889
  • 2017: Baby Tarpon Flies: Six Effective Patterns for Catching Juvenile Tarpon, ISBN 978-1537703220
  • 2017: Top Saltwater Flies - Bonefish, ISBN 978-0989523684
  • 2017: Top Saltwater Flies - Tarpon, ISBN 978-0989523691
  • 2017: Top Saltwater Flies - Permit, ISBN 978-0999309308
  • 2018: Largemouth Bass Flies: Seven Effective Patterns For Catching Largemouth Bass, ISBN 978-1724572417
  • 2019: Redfish Flies 2: Advanced Techniques for Tying Eight Winning Redfish Patterns, ISBN 978-1795267021
  • 2019: Snook Flies 2: Eight Effective Patterns for Catching Backcountry Snook, ISBN 978-1705494608

Magazine articles[edit]

  • 2012: “Disco Shrimp.” Fly Fishing in Saltwaters. May/June 2012. Vol 19 no. 3. pp. 24-25.
  • 2012: “Natural Selection.” Fly Fishing in Saltwaters. November/December 2012. Vol. 19 no. 6. pp. 26-29.
  • 2014: “Consider the Crab.” The Drake Magazine. Fall 2014.
  • 2014: "Chicone’s Detonator Crab.” Fly Tyer. Winter 2014. Vol. 20 no. 4. pp. 36-41.
  • 2015: “The Tuscan Bunny.” Fly Tyer. Spring 2015. Vol. 21 no. 1. pp. 52-57.
  • 2015: “Hair of the Dog.” Fly Tyer. Summer 2015. Vol. 21 no. 3. pp. 32-39.
  • 2015: “The Contraband Crab.” Fly Tyer. Winter 2015. Vol 21 no. 4. pp. 56-63.
  • 2016: “The Riddle Of The Bauer Crab.” Fly Tyer. Autumn 2016. Vol 22 no. 3. pp. 58-65.
  • 2106: “Mr. Lunker Loves The Strawboss.” Fly Tyer. Winter 2016. Vol. 22 no 4. pp. 30-37
  • 2017: “Chicone’s Peyote Palolo Worm.” Fly Tyer. Spring 2017. Vol 23 no. 1. pp. 54-59.
  • 2018: The King of Rats.” Fly Tyer. Spring 2018. Vol 24 no. 1. pp. 30-36.
  • 2018: “Chicone’s Nightmare Needlefish.” Fly Tyer. Summer 2018. Vol 24 no. 2. pp. 44-51.
  • 2018: “The Carnivore Crayfish.” Fly Tyer. Winter 2018. Vol 24 no. 4. pp. 42-49.
  • 2019: “Drew’s Platinum Pilchard.” Fly Tyer. Spring 2019. Vol. 25 no. 1. pp. 62-67.
  • 2019: “The Sonny Corleone Sunfish.” Fly Tyer. Autumn 2019. Vol. 25 no. 3. pp. 44-49.

Online articles[edit]

  • 2014: "Disco Shrimp". SouthernCultureOnTheFly.com. Summer 2014. p. 60.
  • 2015: "Hawaiian Challenge". Patagonia.com. May 15, 2015.
  • 2015: "M.I.A. Anchovy". SouthernCultureOnTheFly.com. Fall 2015. p. 54.
  • 2016: “Chicone’s Micro Mangrove Cannibal” SouthernCultureOnTheFly.com. Summer 2016. p. 74.
  • 2017: “Capt. Steve Bailey’s No Name Shrimp” SouthernCultureOnTheFly.com. Fall 2017. p. 86.
  • 2017: “Chicone’s Swamp Cabbage Shrimp” SouthernCultureOnTheFly.com. Winter 2017. p. 90.

Innovations & Designs[edit]

Fly Tying Materials

  • 2016: "Chicone’s Barred Micro Crusher Legs.” Manufacturer: Hareline Dubbin, Inc.
  • 2017: "Chicone's Fettuccine Foam.” Manufacturer: Hareline Dubbin, Inc.
  • 2018: "Chicone's Stealth Chain.” Manufacturer: Hareline Dubbin, Inc.
  • 2018: "Chicone's Material Prep Station.” Manufacturer: Hareline Dubbin, Inc.
  • 2019: "Chicone's Crustacean Station.” Manufacturer: Hareline Dubbin, Inc.

Umpqua Fly Patterns

  • 2017: "Chicone’s Bone Appetite.” Manufacturer: Umpqua Feather Merchants.
  • 2017: "Chicone’s M.I.A Anchovy.” Manufacturer: Umpqua Feather Merchants.
  • 2017: "Chicone’s Contraband Crab.” Manufacturer: Umpqua Feather Merchants.
  • 2017: "Chicone’s Coyote Ugly Shrimp.” Manufacturer: Umpqua Feather Merchants.
  • 2017: "Chicone’s Coyote Ugly Spawning Shrimp.” Manufacturer: Umpqua Feather Merchants.
  • 2018: "Chicone’s Cocaine Coyote.” Manufacturer: Umpqua Feather Merchants.
  • 2018: "Chicone’s Detonator Crab.” Manufacturer: Umpqua Feather Merchants.
  • 2018: "Chicone’s Disco Shrimp.” Manufacturer: Umpqua Feather Merchants.
  • 2018: "Chicone’s 5 Minute Finger Mullet.” Manufacturer: Umpqua Feather Merchants.
  • 2018: "Chicone’s Tuscan Bunny.” Manufacturer: Umpqua Feather Merchants.
  • 2019: 'Chicone’s King Rat.” Manufacturer: Umpqua Feather Merchants.
  • 2019: "Chicone’s Tide Slave.” Manufacturer: Umpqua Feather Merchants.
  • 2019: "Chicone’s Tranquil-Hill-Izer Shrimp.” Manufacturer: Umpqua Feather Merchants.
  • 2020: "Chicone’s Nightmare Needle Fish.” Manufacturer: Umpqua Feather Merchants.

Awards[edit]

  • 2017: Winner of the 2017 IFTD (International Fly Tackle Dealer Show) New Product Showcase Award, Saltwater Fly Pattern, "Chicone’s Tuscan Bunny".[8]
  • 2016: Winner of the 2016 AFFTA (American Fly Fishing Trade Association) New Product Showcase Award, Saltwater Fly Pattern, "Contraband Crab".[9]
  • 2014: Winner of the 2014 IFTD (International Fly Tackle Dealer Show) Iron Fly competition.[10]
  • 2014: 3rd Place in Outdoor Writer’s Association of America 2014 Excellence in Craft Contest, Magazine/E-zine Contest, Fishing Category, "Spoon Fed". Fly Fishing In Salt Waters. September 2013.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Craven, Charlie (January 8, 2015). "McFly Crab Fly Tying Pattern". Fly Fisherman. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Bastone, Kelly (February 15, 2016). "Handmade Everything". Fly Fisherman 2016 Gear Guide. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  3. ^ Chicone, Drew (Spring 2015). "The Tuscan Bunny". Fly Tyer. Vol. 21 no. 1. pp. 52–57.
  4. ^ a b "Book Review: "Redfish Flies" by Drew Chicone". Fly Life Magazine. November 10, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Book Review: "Feather Brain" by Drew Chicone". Fly Life Magazine. September 16, 2013. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d Roberts, Don (March–April 2016). "Masters at the Bench". Eastern Fly Fishing. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  7. ^ a b Mahler, Joe; Chicone, Drew (Summer 2015). "Hair of the Dog". Fly Tyer. Vol. 21 no. 3. p. 34.
  8. ^ McGlothlin, Jess (July 13, 2017). "IFTD 2017 New Product Showcase Winners". Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  9. ^ McGlothlin, Jess (July 15, 2016). "IFTD 2016 New Product Showcase Winners Announced". Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  10. ^ Carty, Cynthia (August 21, 2014). "Drew Chicone Wins 2014 IFTD Iron Fly Competition". Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  11. ^ "More than $11,000 awarded to winners of 2014 OWAA Excellence in Craft Contests". Outdoor Writers Association of America. June 3, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2016.

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