Published Jan 1. 2001

Preben Torp Jacobsen, Denmark

Preben's influence on Danish flyfishing and flytying cannot be overestimated. He was indeed the Grand old Man amongst Danish fly anglers. We are honered that he wanted to contribute to this site.

Prepen Torp Jacobsen passed away on March the 12th 2004.
He will be greatly missed.

His influence on Danish flyfishing and flytying cannot be underestimated.
He was indeed the Grand old Man amongst Danish fly anglers.

We are honered that he wanted to contribute to this site.

Preben Torp Jacobsen is one of the few internationally known fly tyers and fishers from Denmark. He is somewhat a living legend, and a person that most Danish and many foreign fly fishers will know. Torp, who has written several now classic books in Danish on the subjects of fishing and tying a fly, recently published a book in English - "Flies from the Flyleaves of my Diaries" - in which he tells about people and flies from a long life with fly fishing.
Drawing of TorpHaving material from Preben Torp Jacobsen on these pages is an honor. I'm thankful that he wants to participate and thankful to Søren Glerup who established the contact.

Read what Preben Torp Jacobsen has written about:



I just came across a wonderful letter that Preben wrote to me after meeting on the Madison River in September of 1980. Revives fond memory of a charming man. I can scan and send it to you if interested. Norman

Ach, Preben, it is eight years too late, that I remember your name. That and your character were mentioned many a time by my late husband Alan Bramley, then of Partridge of Redditch. I think, he visited you a number of times and enjoyed keeping in touch with you. And now, 11 years after Alan passed away, I find myself back in Germany for a lot of my time, very near the border to Denmark with its lovely small trout streams where Alan would give Jim Nice's flies a good swim whenever we visited my former homepatch here in Nordfriesland.
My thoughts were turning to that wee 6ft splitcane 'Evening Rise' , crafted by Tom Moran in the eighties, and still lying here virginal in its beautiful Danish Palisander wood case, waiting like Sleeping Beauty, to be awakened with a magic touch to the flyfisher's rythmical swing. "I would like you to present me with a short splitcane flyrod for our wedding, so that when I'm sixty and you are no longer any serious competition, I can take up flyfishing". So there it lay on our bed on the morning of our wedding.

Well, soon I'll be 54, and it seems about time I started to search out those wee streams so loved by Alan again.
But who can teach me now to cast and tie flies? So Preben came suddenly to mind and I dived into the internet only to find that he also had passed on. May he continue to enjoy dabbling his flies in the eternal heavenly river and remain as young at heart as he evidently was in real life...
And I, for the rest of my life, can be sorry that I never met you, whose wit and character shone through even just in Alan's talking about you.

Preben, miss you so much, tight lines in haven, see you then <3

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