My name is Bruno Pimpanini. I am a product designer living in Paris, in France.

I was introduced to fly fishing 20 years ago. Day after day I started to tie trout flies, and flytying taken a place much more significant than fishing.

For a few years the Paris’Fly fair has organized a meeting with tiers of different nationalities, some of them tying classic and artistic salmon flies.

I found them impassioned by this activity and discovered a particular and attractive world. My meeting with Jean Paul Dessaigne reinforced this first perception. He initiated me with specificity and techniques of tying traditional salmon fly and he transmitted his passion to me, meeting after meeting.

Today tying classic salmon flies is a true passion for me. Discovering the history of certain patterns and famous tyers, the knowledge of the rare feathers and their characteristic, the perpetual research of the perfection means I devote much time to this discipline that I regard as an art.

My wish is to continue tying classics flies to progress, learn and communicate, meet other tyers… The fly tyer ‘family is for me a real human enrichment.

I m really honoured to be again among the tyers ‘family of the BFFI this year.


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