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Hi all, well I'm 59 years young and up until 2014 was a traditional bowhunter, I was forced to end that career due to blown triceps in both arms. A friend of mine talked me into getting a crossbow. I took deer with it but the challenge is not the same and I ceased having fun with it.

Enter my renewed love of fly tying and fly fishing. Despite the circumstances of how it came to be, God saved this for a time in my life that I can really appreciate it .

My wife and I are empty nesters with a beautiful daughter and 3 awsome grand daughters. I know they are gonna want to go fishin' with grandpa. Looking foreward to taking kids fishing.

For employment I have worked in the printing trade for the last 40 years and through the good times and bad I am truly Blessed.

To borrow a phrase of a man I have great respect for:

"Keep The Son In Your Eyes"

Glad to be here!

Denny
Location:
Hudsonville, Michigan
Interests:
Faith, Family, Friends, Fly Tying, Fly Fishing, Grilling & BBQing & Pressure Canning
Occupation:
Printing Electronic Pre Press

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The Streamer Techniques Video;

by dennyk on 03-06-2019 at 10:57 AM
Quote Originally Posted by Ard View Post
I never bothered to link this up on the forum so here we go.... This may be helpful for some I hope.

Coming in June of 2019 will be the Single hand rod version including the one hand Spey cast & overhead casts using the same leader system

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Best material for parachute posts?

by dennyk on 02-27-2019 at 08:42 AM
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Quote Originally Posted by myt1 View Post
My favorite go-to dry fly is a parachute Adams and I've finally decided to take a whack at tying them.

The white parachute post looks like it can be intimidating to tie, at least judging by the few YouTube videos I've watched.

Calf body hair and coarse polypropylene yarn are the two materials mentioned in the videos I've seen.

Is one of these materials better than the other?

Is there some other material I should consider for the post?

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Best material for parachute posts?

by dennyk on 02-14-2019 at 12:47 PM
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Quote Originally Posted by myt1 View Post
My favorite go-to dry fly is a parachute Adams and I've finally decided to take a whack at tying them.

The white parachute post looks like it can be intimidating to tie, at least judging by the few YouTube videos I've watched.

Calf body hair and coarse polypropylene yarn are the two materials mentioned in the videos I've seen.

Is one of these materials better than the other?

Is there some other material I should consider for the post?

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What have you been tying today?

by dennyk on 02-10-2019 at 09:23 AM
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I really have a hard time tying biots.
Maybe this will help.

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How to Tie the Speed Blood Knot

by dennyk on 01-10-2019 at 04:10 PM
Quote Originally Posted by mcnerney View Post
Here is an interesting take on how to tie a blood knot when its cold out and your hands/fingers down't work very well.

Video: How to Tie the Speed Blood Knot - Orvis News

For those of you that have'n seen Chris Fave's toothpick method to tie a blood knot:

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