Laksefluer (Salmon Flies), by Poul Jorgensen

Danish salmon fly tyer

By Martin joergensen

Poul Jorgensen is back with a new book - in Danish

Danish-American Poul Jorgensen belongs amongst the greatest inspirators when it comes to classical salmon flies. His book 'Salmon Flies - Their Character, Style, and Dressing' is metioned by many well known international salmon fly tyers as the book that started them as salmon fly tyers.

The nice layout

The book's cover (below)


Sample Page

Poul Jorgensen
Poul Jorgensen visits Denmark with regular intervals, and during one of these visits, Morten Valeur - also a well known author, although only in Denmark - succeeded in convincing Poul Jorgensen to have the book translated. But not only that. New sections were also to be added, mostly covering some of the new techniques that Poul Jorgensen has introduced during the recent years. But the book is still only in Danish. I don't know whether there are plans to update the English version, but I would be surprised if not. The old one was a success - the new one will be a blockbuster when it's printed in English.

The Danish book is entitled 'Laksefluer - Bindeteknik, materialer og fluemĝnstre' (Salmon flies - Tie Betternique, Materials and Patterns). And we are talking about a very good looking book. People who know the two Danish authors Morten Valeur and Finn Dalgaard's two Danish books will recognize the style. The Jorgensen book is even more beautiful thanks to the to the fabulous flies.

Poul Jorgensen covers a series of well known and less known patterns, which guide the reader through a lot of different techniques. After reading and practising you can start tying one of the books many unillustrated and uncommented patterns.

Blue Charm - one of the many beautiful flies
The book shows some fairly complex patterns, but the skill level is not too high. Whether or not you can tie the flies is more a question of practise than skill, because Poul Jorgensen's techniques almost all aim to make things easier to the tier, but still keep with tradition. And thay are all here: stackwing in stead of married feather wings, wishbone as a throat throat hackle, easy strip- and Spey wings and much more.

For us Danish Poul Jorgensen fans there a lot to find in the book, and we could furthermore take pleasure in the fact that Poul came to Denmark in the end of October 1997 for some show tying, lecturing and book signing.


The book is generally available in Denmark.
ISBN: 87-90460-02-2
190 pages, hardcover
The price is DKK 349.- (Approx US$ 60.-)
More information might be obtained at:
Mosegaard Publishing
Phone: +45 86 45 19 77
Fax: +45 86 45 18 48


User comments
From: George Wolter · mawolter·at·  Link
Submitted March 20th 2006

I suppose I'm really no different than many others who have been so impressed by the teaching of Poul Jorgensen. There was another man named Jorgensen who lived on the Thunder River In Marinette County, WI. I met him many years ago and he too was an avid Trout fisherman and as I understand a charter member of Trout Unlimited. The day I met him,(on the river) he told me that he had just that day been released from the hospital having had double pneumonia! Poul and this man could have been related, their interests seem to lie so closely together. Anyhow, I have been very fortunate to have a library tape by Poul Jorgensen and I was truly impressed. A really kind and giving man.
Thank you for letting me comment.
George H. Wolter

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