Princess- How are you able to do that with your fingers? Maybe because i have bigger hands, or (what my friends call) "Musician Meat Hooks" i can't seem to grab the pin bones.
The tweezers give a good amount of leverage though, because it allows you to rest your hand on, or very near to the fillet, letting you pluck, insted of pull the bones out.
I thought i should mention one of the fastest methods of cleaning salmon that i know of. I'm not to sure about this name, but my friend calls it the Follow, Flip, Skin method.....And yes, w/o pics
With an electric or fillet knife, cut right behind the gill, and turn the knife toward the tail. Follow the back bone to about 1" before the body ends at the tail. Flip the fillet so the meat side is up. While still attached to the fish continue cut, now under the meat to skin the fish.
It's as easy as that