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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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Comments (4 posted):

3lbgrayling on 02/11/2011 16:36:13
The Pompero is not there.;):( Jim
lvlacleod on 02/11/2011 17:02:16
Yep, looks like pompero is missing :confused:
myriad on 02/11/2011 18:25:47
The link seems to work fine for me,have passed concerns to the team to take alook at it. In the meantime here is another link which may work to the article. Great Salmon Flies - Tying the Pompero
cb on 02/11/2011 18:32:10
Working now because I just fixed the problem. :) Whoever put it on entered a publication date of Nov 4 - which confused the system somewhat! Cheers Colin Ps. I've never fished bombers - has anyone caught fish on them in the UK?
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