Drew Chicone is an Author, Outdoor Writer, Fly Designer, Photographer, Lecturer, and Materials Expert whose passion for teaching the art of fly tying has inspired numerous how to articles and detailed instructional guides. His innovative patterns are sold in fly shops all over the world and his articles and photographs appear frequently in magazines and online publications such as Fly Fishing in Saltwater Magazine, Fly Fisherman Magazine, Hatches Magazine, Fly & Light Tackle Angler Magazine and Florida Sportsman Magazine.
Drew partnered with Stackpole books in 2013 to publish his forth book; Feather Brain - Developing, Testing & Improving Saltwater Fly Patterns. His other titles include, Snook Flies, Essential Bonefish Flies, Andros & Essential Permit Patterns.
He is the creator of the popular blog and website www.saltyflytying.com and he is widely known for his willingness to help fly tiers young and old improve their skills at the vise.
The mission of Outdoor Writers Association of America is to improve the professional skills of our members, set the highest ethical and communications standards, encourage public enjoyment and conservation of natural resources, and be mentors for the next generation of professional outdoor communicators.
OWAA is a nonprofit, international organization that represents a diverse group of professional communicators dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience. They inform the public about outdoor activities, issues and the responsible use of our natural resources. OWAA’s national headquarters is located in Missoula, Mont.
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