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Post 24 Apr 2022, 08:00 • #1 
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Looking to here any reviews ..........Thanks Aurelio


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Post 24 Apr 2022, 10:22 • #2 
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aurelio - Here's a review that you posted about 4 years ago. ;)
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=60247&hilit=barclay+70p
Having fished the 70p, you should trust your own opinion more than other reviews because you know what you like. There's a lot of confusion and differing opinions about what parabolic action is, so reviews are going to be all over the place. In my experience, all the rods I've tried that were labeled parabolic were more semi-parabolic - that is, somewhere in between progressive and true parabolic. I've never cast one but my understanding is that a true parabolic rod has a relatively heavy tip and a hinge point in the butt section. The only two "parabolic" Barclay rods I've owned are the 64p and the 70p and I would call them semi-parabolic. Whatever you call them, people seem to like them a lot - you included.


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Post 24 Apr 2022, 12:08 • #3 
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i had both the 70p and 64p, sold the 70p still fishing the 64p,i fish it with a WF3 and DT4,mostly a creek rod.


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Post 24 Apr 2022, 12:31 • #4 
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I was interested in the new models he lists on his website.........Aurelio


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Post 24 Apr 2022, 16:50 • #5 
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All of Chris's parabolic rods are in the range of $900 and out of my price range. Could I afford to buy one? Yes. But my memory of custom rods priced at half that prevents me from taking a chance on a rod that I might take a beating on if I need to resell. I don't mean to criticize Chris's prices but my old brain just can't cope with it. I you liked the action of the 70p, chances are that you'll like the newer ones too, although you might want to contact Chris and ask how his new ones compare to his 70p.


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Post 24 Apr 2022, 19:47 • #6 
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I recently took deliver of the 704 Para, a demo Chris had marked down. Only lawn cast so far. It is a 3pc. I like it a lot. It is almost a like a little brother to the 79 GP from the Synthesis series, which I have and love, though slightly more parabolic. I've never cast the 70p, but I had a 64p and recently sold it back to its prior owner when I decided to get the 704 Para. I prefer the action on the 704 Para to the 64p but I think comparing these two is apples and oranges. The 6" difference in length puts the rods into separate use classes. The 704 Para does great in close and can reach out as well without a problem. Very easy going when casting slightly sidearm. Single hand spey and change of direction casts are awesome with the rod. Again, all on the lawn, so with that caveat. I was using 406 DT4 which seemed perfect. Hope to report more when I get the rod out on the water.


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Post 24 Apr 2022, 20:22 • #7 
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Was just catching up with Dusty recently , and within the parameters of a wide variety of conversation , he mentioned about Chris’s new parabolics being absolutely Amazing , might want to drop him a note , and / or , give Chris a shout himself (?) nuthin like hearing it from the Pro’s themselves ….


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Post 25 Apr 2022, 09:48 • #8 
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Of all Chris’s early rod series for me the 70p was my favorite.His price might be high to some but you are paying for some great rod design and build quality and can’t wait to get my GP ............Aurelio


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Post 25 Apr 2022, 10:14 • #9 
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Have heard so many good things about the 70p. Everyone seems to love it. The 64p was awesome - surreal lightness, 4 piece, wonderful semi-parabolic action. I just wanted something slightly longer, hence the 704 Para, and the 3 pc is fine since I'm not doing a lot of backpacking at the moment.

79 GP is a wonderful rod. Glad you have another one coming Aurelio.


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Post 08 May 2022, 08:14 • #10 
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I have Chris' 75P in Sunny Yellow, it is a 4/5wt and has a lovely Semi Parabolic action which I like with a Wulff TT5wt, 4 or 5wt Silk or similar Masterline and a OPST 150 and 175 grain Skagit line.
I believe Chris puts a lot of thought into these creations and they work accordingly. Of course if you're not fond of Parabolic actions it may not be for you. They really aren't that hard to cast but it takes a while to get maximum performance out of one. They aren't the end all though and I have plenty of Progressive rods that are wonderful too.
I have numerous Parabolic rods in bamboo, graphite and fiberglass and I like them all.
Give one a try, Parabolic that is, and you may be surprised or disappointed but you won't really know until you fish one for a while. So the price of admission is rather steep.


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Post 08 May 2022, 08:25 • #11 
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Chis might be coming out to visit this summer and maybe bring some rods to try........Aurelio


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Post 15 May 2022, 04:22 • #12 
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That's a great opportunity to cast them.
If Chris comes to fish in Europe with me I'll let him leave with just his toothbrush :lol


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Post 24 Nov 2022, 20:45 • #13 
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Anyone have a review of the 8’ 4WT in the new parabolic taper? I’m very interested in finding one of these used but mighty be impossible. Would love a little bigger companion to my 70p for the Taylor next year.


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