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Poul Jorgensen's General Practitioner
A Poul Jorgensen favorite
By Preben Torp Jacobsen General Practitioner
In this autumn I had the pleasure
of meeting my countryman Poul Jorgensen at two lectures he held
here in Jutland, Denmark.
He tied it on a double salmon hook size 2 - the double hook gives it a more stable behaviour in the water and moreover let it sink more readily.
Then he winds the thread to the middle of the hook - forms a big loop, secures it and places the bobbin-holder to the rear of the hook.
From a bunch of SLF he brushes out a sufficient amount of ‘wool’ and tapers it between his fingers so that it has a point at the end. This end he places nearest to the hook between the two threads of the loop and spins the loop to a firm rope. This he turns backwards over the hook and ties it down in front of the Bucktail - cut surplus and winds the thread as a rib up over the rear-body to the middle of the hook. With a piece of VELCRO glued to the end of his brush he brushes the wool down on both sides to form legs.
Then he takes a G.P. tippet feather of nearly the same size - removes most of the fibres down to the root and cuts the tip of the feather, so that he only leaves 4-5 fibres of equal length on both sides of the stem. These fibres he glues together with a drop of cement, flattens the quill as described above and ties the feather down on top of the hook. Surplus hackle-stalks are now removed and the thread turned up to the neck of the hook. Here he repeats the procedure: Makes a loop - secures it with a few turns and place the thread to the rear. Places a tapered bunch of SLF between the thread of the loop, twists it tight and turns it to the middle of the hook - just close up to G.P. feathers - winds the thread as a rib and brushes the body on both sides. A red breast-feather is placed on top of the hook, just as before and the fly is finished with nice turns of thread and a whip-finish knot.
|Hook||Double salmon size 2|
|Tying thread||Hot orange Bennechi 12/0|
|'Tail'||Orange SLF (#15) and hot orange bucktail|
|Body||Hot orange SLF, brushed|
|Eyes||Golden phesant tippet feather|
|Shells||Red golden phesant body feathers|
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