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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!

Hudsonville, Michigan
Faith, Family, Friends, Fly Tying, Fly Fishing, Grilling & BBQing & Pressure Canning
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Trouble tying the Perfection loop.

by dennyk on 09-29-2019 at 09:43 AM
Quote Originally Posted by dharkin View Post
Just keep practicing


Tenkara Rod Help For A disabled Friend

by dennyk on 09-08-2019 at 07:22 AM
Quote Originally Posted by gpwhitejr View Post
If he isn't going to have to tie on flies, net or unhook fish, tenkara is perfect. I bought my rods from TenkaraBum, and there is a lot of educational stuff on that site. I have also bought a few items from Tenkara USA, and Daniel Galhardo's articles and videos are helpful. If you are going to use heavy streamers and things like that, and expect big fish, a keiryu rod might be worth considering: I have a 13 foot Daiwa and I caught a huge cutthroat (the size gets bigger with every telling) with it,

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Step by Step Tube Fly;

by dennyk on 07-31-2019 at 07:25 AM
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This is a down and dirty tying post. There will be nothing fancy or proper about the fly or how I make them. I make them because I've found out that this works for trout and steelhead and this and other color variants are nearly all I use anymore...

I'm going to use the following: a Pro Sportfisher Micro Tube - a Pro Sportfisher Drop Weight Sz. Lg. about 40 grains. - Black Thread - Clear flexible tubing - Extra Select Craft Fur - Yellow Schlappen feather - Peacock Herls - a pair of

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Question about hopper flies

by dennyk on 07-27-2019 at 01:03 PM
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Foam hoppers certainly float higher and longer, but I'm not sure they mimic the real hoppers as well as "hair ones". I've had luck with both, but have more faith in the "hair ones".

I'm eager to hear from others with more experience. Thanks for the thread.
I agree. Foam hoppers tend to float too high. Naturals are low floaters.

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mono vs fluoro

by dennyk on 07-11-2019 at 10:52 AM
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Thank you Mr. Denny, I've been away from using a fly rod close to 10 yrs and i'm getting back into it now that I'm living in WY. I never heard of a tippet ring but now I do.
Hi Grizz.

Your post about tippet rings reminded me that they are an excellent way to attach two dissimilar materials like nylon and fluorocarbon.

I have found that, at least for me, fluorocarbon to nylon knots tend to fail. My working theory is that the harder fluorocarbon cuts

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