www.saltyflytying.com Debuts eBook “Feather’s – Tip’s, Trick’s, & Common Mistakes”



Fly Designer, and creator of www.saltyflytying.com Drew Chicone has released his free eBook, “Feathers – Tip’s, Trick’s & Common Mistakes”, providing saltwater fly tyers insights for keeping their feathers straight and tying better saltwater flies. 

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FT. MYERS, FLORIDA (September 24, 2012) “A frustration of mine is trying to learn a new pattern or tying technique without clear illustrations or instructions,” say Drew Chicone.  I subscribe to all kinds of fly tying magazines and have quite a few fly tying books, and I can’t tell you how many times I wish there was one more photo or I could have zoomed in on a picture.  I think that most of us would appreciate more than 5 or 6 1-inch photos to thoroughly explain how to get from point A to point Z.  That is one of the main reasons for the ultra close up shots and hi res photography, and excessive number of photos used to illuminate the ideas and techniques found in my latest free ebook “Feathers – Tip’s, Trick’s & Common Mistakes”.  

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“After teaching fly tying for several years, I have come to the realization that feathers cause more confusion and frustration than any other material. For both beginning fly tiers and seasoned pros alike, keeping them secured strait and even on the hook is a onerous chore that can suck the fun right out of fly tying. Keeping shifty saddles from rolling can be very difficult and maddening, but with a little know how, the annoyance can be avoided.”   

The public can also access Chicone’s  Blog,  monthly newsletters “The Salty Fly Tying Chronicle” by visiting www.saltyflytying.com

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About Drew Chicone
Andrew “Drew” Chicone is a Fly Designer, Photographer, Author, Instructor and Materials Expert whose passion for the sport has led him to the salty waters of Southwest Florida.   He has lived and breathed the sport since he was tall enough to sit at the vise and his fly creations are both well known and in high demand among Florida guides.  Drew’s has been a FFF Certified Casting Instructor, and commercial fly tier for many years.  His patterns are sold in numerous fly shops and have appeared in several publications and online articles including Fly fishing in Saltwater Magazine, This is Fly Magazine, and Angelo Peluso’s newest book Saltwater Flies of the Southeast and Gulf Coast. Recently Drew has partnered with Stackpole Books to publish his latest work Feather Brain – How to design better saltwater flies.

Drew is the Vice President of the Sanibel Fly Fishers, as well as a member of the Tarpon and Bonefish Trust, and plays an active role in the preservation of local fisheries by donating his time to Mote Marine’s Snook and Tarpon research programs.  He enjoys instructing in person and on camera and has made several instructional videos.  He is known for his willingness to help fly tiers young and old improve their skills at the vise. Drew is an entertaining and knowledgeable presenter, with an animated sense of humor and a high-energy personality that draws in the audience.

His goal for the site is to create a vehicle for sharing ideas on saltwater pattern development as well as a clear, easy to follow educational resource for tyers of all skill levels. Drew’s focus is directed toward developing new saltwater fly patterns, and learning how to correct or improve the flies that just don’t seem to act right in the water.  

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