Chicone’s Disco Shrimp
Designed and Tied by Drew Chicone
Hook: Daiichi X472 sizes 2 or similar long-shank hook,
Thread: Tan 210 Denier Waxed Flymaster
Head: Coyote Body Fur
Body: 3mm closed cell foam – Sand/Tan
UV Ice Dub – Tan
Legs: Life Flex – Tan
Eyes: Large EP Crab & Shrimp Eyes -Black
Rattle: Woodies Rattler Inserts Clear
Antenna: 4 Strands Krystal Flash – Bonefish Tan
Tail: 2 – 4mm Gold Sequin (available at any craft store)
Adhesive: Zap CA Super Thin
Drew Chicone’s Disco Shrimp was featured in the May/June issue of Fly Fishing in Saltwaters Magazine. The Texas FlyFishers would like to thanks to Drew Chicone for sharing his pattern with us for our Fly Of The Month pattern. Drew was the featured tyer at the 2015 Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival.
You can learn more about this fly and, many more of Drew’s unique patterns in his books, Feather Brain – Developing, Testing & Improving Saltwater Fly Patterns, Redfish Flies, Snook Flies, Essential Bonefish Flies – Andros and Essential Permit Patterns, available from his website at www.saltyflytying.com . These books, along with Selecting Natural Materials, are also available in eBook, as well.
Drew is also co-host of Strip Strike University with his fishing buddy and mentor, Joe Mahler. Strip Strike University is a comprehensive, hand’s on, fly fishing academy held on location at Abaco Lodge in the Bahamas.
For more information about Drew and Strip Strike University, check out Drew’s website at www.saltyflytying.com and www.stripstrikeuniversity.com