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Maven Ambassador: Drew Chicone

Maven Ambassador Drew Chicone

Fort Myers, Florida, USA

At the young age of 6 Drew first sat at a vice and put feather and fur to hook. Since then he has designed some of the most popular and effective flys the saltwater fly fishing fraternity has known. He has authored multiple books cataloguing his creations and his flys are in high demand among saltwater anglers and guides the world over.

Drew Chicone is an author, award-winning outdoor writer and 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. Drew has been a FFF Certified Casting Instructor and commercial fly tyer for more than a decade.

He is a designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants and his patterns are sold in quality fly shops and have appeared in over 70 U.S. and international publications. He is the winner of the 2016 and 2017 International Fly Tackle Dealer Best in Show Saltwater Fly Pattern Award, as well as the 2014 I.F.T.D. Iron Fly.

When not tying flies or fishing, Drew can be found spending time with his family, cooking meals for his friends, toiling in his vegetable garden, or scouring the streets of Florida towns looking for new restaurants and eat outs to try.

  • Order Drew’s books: Paperback and eBooks, www.topsaltwaterflies.com
  • Learn more about his fly patterns: www.saltyflytying.com
  • Book a course at Strip Strike University: www.stripstrikeuniversity.com