For those that don't know me, I identify as a Kagyupa. you could say I "specialize" in practices from the Shangpa Kagyu lineage, if indeed I can be said to specialize in anything (that's why they call it "practice," eh?
) though I've practiced a fair amount of Kamtsang practices, and, because I'm a current-day Karma Kagyupa I maintain some practices from a few Nyingma lineages, the Kadampa Lojong lineage from Atisha, as well as Machik's lineage of Chod.
I have established connections with the Drikungpas (HH Chetsang Rinpoche), the Sakyapas (HH Sakya Trizin), the Gelukpas (HH Dalai Lama) and Nyingmapas (HE Trulshik Rinpoche), and have great respect and devotion for all the practice lineages.
Cone and I seem to be largely on the same page. I'm self-identified as Ka-Nying, but Rimé in attitude. All authentic Dharma is good Dharma. I have strong connections to the Palyul lineage of Nyingma, the Drikung Kagyu (including the Yangzab Dzogchen), and most recently the Karma Kagyu.
Having started with Palyul and developed a strong affinity for the Namchö cycle and Mahasiddha Karma Chagme, it's probably not too big a stretch to consider myself a Nyedo Kagyupa with a heavy Drikungpa influence. The majority of the lamas I've met and received teachings from have been Drikungpas.
"The Sutras, Tantras, and Philosophical Scriptures are great in number. However life is short, and intelligence is limited, so it's hard to cover them completely. You may know a lot, but if you don't put it into practice, it's like dying of thirst on the shore of a great lake. Likewise, it happens that a common corpse is found in the bed of a great scholar." ~ Karma Chagme དྲིན་ཆེན་རྗེ་བཙུན་བླ་མ་རཱ་ག་ཨ་སྱ་མཁྱེན་ནོ།