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Post 19 Jan 2018, 17:11 • #26 
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Location: Weatherford TX.
Do you sell blanks of these?
I’m interested in the 777 or a 778
If so...$$$$?


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Post 20 Jan 2018, 07:40 • #27 
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Chris,I hope you bring them to the clave I want to try the GP 5 PC.........aurelio


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Post 20 Jan 2018, 15:27 • #28 
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MikeW wrote:
Do you sell blanks of these?
I’m interested in the 777 or a 778
If so...$$$$?


Hi Mike, sorry I don't sell these blanks.

Planning on it Aurelio!!


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Post 20 Jan 2018, 16:15 • #29 
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MikeW wrote:
Do you sell blanks of these?
I’m interested in the 777 or a 778
If so...$$$$?


Not to hijack but you can get a 7'10" 8 or 8/9 (the big brother of the 777) directly from Mike M in his Ameriglass Big Game series.


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Post 20 Jan 2018, 16:33 • #30 
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Marty Romeo wrote:
MikeW wrote:
Do you sell blanks of these?
I’m interested in the 777 or a 778
If so...$$$$?


Not to hijack but you can get a 7'10" 8 or 8/9 (the big brother of the 777) directly from Mike M in his Ameriglass Big Game series.


Not exactly - my tapers are different than Mike's and are not commercially available. But yes, you can get blanks from McFarland.


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Post 20 Jan 2018, 16:42 • #31 
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I know they're not the same as his house tapers, just offering a solution for someone looking for a blank you don't offer.


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Post 22 Jan 2018, 22:01 • #32 
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Location: US-NM
Great work Chris!


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Post 24 Jan 2018, 08:11 • #33 
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Chris they look great! Nice line up

Bob


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Post 27 Jan 2018, 00:25 • #34 
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I was fortunate enough to get my hands on the Blue Ridge Special prototype (2/3 as opposed to the 3/4 production rod), and ... wow. I love it.

Someone asked me whether it was parabolic or progressive, and I'm not qualified to answer that. Some of each, right? But what I can say is that it feels right in my hand; it roll casts well, has no problem with flies at least up to #8 beadchain clousers and master splinter mice (I did throw a #12 something for a bit today, and that was even better!), and even though I'm a mediocre, mostly self-taught caster, I was able to easily put the fly where I wanted it at 40-45 ft. Casts in the 15-30 ft. range were effortless.

I caught just one little bluegill and one bass of about 10 inches, and the bass was a lot of fun on this rod. I fished it today with an Orvis Battenkill I from another rod, already spooled-up with a Chinese WF3F (102 grains, if I recall). The reel balanced the rod well. I'll be giving the rod a more serious workout Sunday with the SA Heritage Presentation WF3, and I may try a few other reel and line combos as well.

Fit and finish is just what you'd expect from Chris. It's a really fine, and fine-looking, rod. I'm looking forward to getting to know it better!

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Post 27 Jan 2018, 14:03 • #35 
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Location: Bay City, Michigan.
Great looking rods Chris. I hope you can escort your lineup to Michi-Glass this year.
Mark.


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Post 28 Jan 2018, 10:47 • #36 
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Thanks guys!

Aaron- so glad you’re enjoying that special little rod!

Mark, in wish I could! I’ll be in Texas visiting family about that time.

I wanted to add some updated pictures that my friend DaveF took for me.

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Post 28 Jan 2018, 10:51 • #37 
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Location: The Cottonwoods, NM
Those are some BIG grips!

Haha!

Very nice work Chris....


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Post 28 Jan 2018, 11:16 • #38 
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Spectacular looking grips! Love the ventilated ones.
Yeah, I'm a grip fetishist :D


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Post 28 Jan 2018, 13:35 • #39 
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Stunning workmanship and beautiful design. Thanks for showing!


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Post 28 Jan 2018, 15:34 • #40 
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Great photos, Chris! You're making it hard for me to keep my wallet closed!


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Post 27 May 2018, 22:08 • #41 
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I absolutely love my 79 Synthesis fly rod. I have been catching a bunch of sunfish with it lately and it has been a blast. First thing I noticed when I picked it up is that it is very light especially for E glass at 2.5 oz. For me it is very accurate at 15-30 foot cast, shoots line with ease with a tight loop using a single or especially a double haul and roll cast very well. The rod build by Chris is awesome and the magnet in the butt is genius.
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Anybody else fishing with Chris Barclay’s new Synthesis fly rods?


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Post 28 May 2018, 06:39 • #42 
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Location: Elizabethtown & Germania, PA
I have been using the 68 Blue Ridge Special. A wonderful rod for small brook trout streams here in northern PA.


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Post 28 May 2018, 13:03 • #43 
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I am kicking myself for not test casting his 68 Synthesis at the Carolina Conclave. I did try his 72 and 82 which are awesome. At the next conclave I will cast all of others that I haven’t yet that is for sure.


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Post 28 May 2018, 13:57 • #44 
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I realized I was off on the accuracy range for me, I thought the Rio Gold changes color at 30 ft but it is more close to 40 so I am off by 10ft on the upper range. I am sure that a more experienced caster than I can be very accurate with the 79GP at even further distances.


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Post 31 May 2018, 11:35 • #45 
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Location: US-TX
I just received his Jackpot 777 Synthesis rod and plan on fishing it on the Texas coast next week - we'll see.


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Post 31 May 2018, 19:17 • #46 
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Location: US-NC
Good luck fishing and let us know how the rod performs for you. I haven’t caught a redfish with a fly rod , I am hoping to change that in September at Nags Head NC.


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Post 31 May 2018, 21:36 • #47 
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Location: SC Lowcountry
I cast some of Chris’s Synthesis rods at the Carolina conclave, and certainly if I had to pick one that stood out it would be the 68. In my hands it threw a tight loop and I was able to be accurate close in and at more distance that I would reasonably expect to use the rod. Roll casting was also comfortable and easy.


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Post 01 Jun 2018, 19:35 • #48 
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Joined: 05/22/18
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Location: US-CA
I am thinking about adding more glass to tool box. The 8’2” Tailwater seems to be a perfect addition.


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Post 01 Jun 2018, 20:42 • #49 
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Redsadie1 wrote:
I am thinking about adding more glass to tool box. The 8’2” Tailwater seems to be a perfect addition.

If you didn't see it, number of comments were made in this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=62668&start=25
I liked the 82 a lot, but have a couple of 8' 5 wts I really like, so didn't spend much time with it.


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Post 02 Jun 2018, 14:29 • #50 
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Caught a good size rainbow using a green #8 wooly bugger with the 79GP along with some small sunfish during a lunch break. Had a decent smallmouth bass on but it shook the hook. The rainbow made a couple jumps and made the rod bend well. Wish I would of brought a net along to take a better pic but I guess it was almost 18 inches.Image


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