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Great Salmon Flies - Tying the Pompero

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Great Salmon Flies - Tying the Pompero

Finnish fly tying master and salmon angler Heikki Anttonen has built quite a reputation in his homeland around this particular fly which has accounted for over 500 salmon. So much so in fact that he also goes by the popular name of "Mr Pompero".

Here straight from the man himself (courtesy of Fly Fishing Forums member Harry Salmgren) are the all important details!

Here is my favourite dry fly for salmon catching. I have named it the “Pompero”.

In my opinion the Pompero is the best dry fly for salmon. I have 22 years experience in salmon dry fly fishing and I use it for salmon, trout, brown trout, rainbow and grayling with great success - I hope you will try it too.

Here is the recipe for it:

  • hook : Partridge Single Salmon 4 - 10
  • thread : white
  • tail : white calf tail
  • body : grey polypropylen in a form of a fat havana cigar
  • hackle : palmered blue dun cock
  • wing : white calf tail forward ground fan
  • head : white thread

It is a very easy dressing and is a great salmon catcher.

Tight lines

Heikki Anttonen

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