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"The Synthesis Series" (NON EU Cart)

"My Synthesis Series of rods is complex yet uncomplicated. These blanks are made domestically here in the US for me, to my exact specifications. A technologically advanced fusion of parabolic and progressive fly rod tapers, blending my two previous series of rods without watering down the effectiveness and feel. Making use of advanced compound tapers, seamless and functional tip over butt ferrules and traditional e-glass. Not necessarily progressive or parabolic, the best of all synthesized into a new classic.

Smooth and unhurried with quick recovery. Responsive tip, mid and butt sections. You feel the cast and the fish."

Ordering and Shipping: US and other non EU international customers will have their rod shipped direct from Fred’s workshop. Any import duties, taxes or customs charges will remain your responsibility.
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C.Barclay Synthesis Series Fibreglass Fly Rods:

Available Now:
68: A 6'8" 3wt 3 piece
I like to call the Blue Ridge Special. Small secluded mountain streams and brook trout.
72: A 7’2" 4wt 3 piece I like to call the Driftless Special. Delicate delivery and casting control.
79: A 7'9" 4/5wt 3 piece I like to call the General Practitioner. A general purpose trout rod. I will make this one with an extra tip on occasion and will also make a 5 piece travel version.
82: An 8'2" 4/5wt 4 piece rod I like to call the Tailwater Special. Long casts, tiny flies and ultimate control.

Price: USD $625 (NOT including shipping, Tax and import duties)
Ventilated grip add: USD $75.00
  1. S68. 6 Foot 8 inches 3 weght 3 piece "Blue Ridge Special" SOLD
  2. S72. 7 Foot 2 inches 4 weght 3 piece "Driftless Special"S82 8 Foot 2 inches 4-5 weght 4 piece Tailwater Special
  3. S79 7 Foot 9 inches 4-5 weght 3 piece "General Practitioner"
  4. S82 8 Foot 2 inches 4-5 weght 4 piece "Tailwater Special"
  5. Add Ventilated Grip
Available to Order
7-6: A 7’ 6wt 3 piece (black glass)
. This is my infamous Lil Stiffy, previously a limited edition rod I designed for small water, big fly big fish rod. The unique rod taper provides an incredible ability to shoot and control line that leaves plenty of room for big and little fish feel and control.
777: A 7’7” 7wt 3 piece rod I call the Jackpot. A bass rod I designed to pull big fish out of heavy cover. Suitable for fishing mangroves, salt ready.
8-6: An 8' 6wt 3 piece. Hex hatch in Michigan or Smallmouth in Virginia. Big Lil Stiffy. Yellow.
868: The 8’6” 8/9wt 4 piece. A saltwater flats worthy rod. Salt Flats. Lighter than you think possible with superior accuracy and distance control.

Price: USD $675 ((NOT including shipping, VAT and import duties))
Ventilated grip add: USD $75.00
  1. LS7-6. 7 Foot 0 inches 6 weght 3 piece "Lil Stiffy"
  2. LS8-6. 8 Foot 0 inches 6 weght 3 piece "Big Lil Stiffy"
  3. S777 7 Foot 7 inches 7 weght 3 piece "Jackpot"
  4. S868 8 Foot 6 inches 8-9 weght 4 piece "Salt Flats"
  5. Add Ventilated Grip
NON EU Customers: Please click below to place your order.