• 02

    August

    2015

    The Dog Days of Summer by Mark Usyk

    The dog days of summer are here. It’s so dry, the creek has receded it’s width to that of a small stream in several places, dry and white round stones exposed to the sun where there should be liquid flowing and hydrating the earth. Insects seem to float on a...

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  • 26

    July

    2015

    Sight Fishing To Bone Fish by Mark Usyk

    We started the summer off with a ton of rain. This creek was blown out, high and brown more often than not, and the few days that it was fishable were singles in between weeks of non-fishable conditions. Now it’s gone to the opposite extreme. The rains ceased a couple...

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  • 25

    July

    2015

    Got a new review from the Fishing Guys up in Canada... Check it out.

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  • 24

    July

    2015

    Great testimonial from a customer about the Beaver Meadow Adams

    Jordan,I just wanted to let you know I used the Beaver Creek five foot rod, and it was perfect for what I needed. I had a field day nailing nice trout in very small streams and pools, some no larger than a bathroom sink with a heavy canopy. It has...

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  • 19

    July

    2015

    Excuses by Mark Usyk

    Sleeping bags were hung in the sun, draped over the canoe rack on my truck. My father’s tent was set up not where he would be sleeping in it by the fire but in front of my truck also in the sun. Along with some clothes that were laid out...

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  • 12

    July

    2015

    Raiders of the Lost Fly Box by Mark Usyk

    When I was a little kid I wanted to be Indiana Jones. True story. I wanted to be an archeologist and search far off places that were hard to get to. The history part was cool no doubt, but seeing places and things that most other people didn’t get to...

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Adams Beaver Meadow Rod, refined and simple

Adams Beaver Meadow Rod, refined and simple

$219.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Story of the Beaver Meadow Small Stream Fly Rod

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When I was young I spent all my summers in the Adirondacks. I lived in a town called Eagle Bay, NY. If I rode my bike about a mile down Big Moose Road I came to a small creek called the Eagle Creek. There I learned how to catch brook trout on a bobber and a worm. Later, when I began busy with college I found myself going back to this small creek to see if those brook trout were still there. This time I left my spinning rod at home and brought my 9 foot 5 weight fly rod. I soon found that trying to roll cast and navigate through the tag alders was no easy task. When I started my company almost 10 years ago I knew I wanted to make a rod to fish these small streams. It took me a few years to design the right tool for the task.

The Beaver Meadow is by far the most enjoyable fly rod I have ever designed. When I have spare time in my rod shop, I find myself making a beaver meadow. Sometimes I try to make it as light as I can, sometimes I go very retro with a 4 inch mini fullwells grip and sometimes I just focus on my favorite fish, the Adirondack Brook Trout. It was about 10 years ago that I came up with the 5 foot 2 weight fly rod.  . I remember the day that my now very good friend Brian Corbett walked into the fly shop and the second prototype was on the wall. "How much for this" he asked. "I don't even have a name for it" I said. We sat and talked for at least an hour, and after a few cups of coffee Brian suggested we call it the Beaver meadow. He still fishes the first Beaver Meadow ever sold. Since then we have offered many different styles of Beaver Meadow, from 7'6" 4 and 5 piece to 5' 2 weights.

The benefits of the Beaver Meadow is its short length, light weight and roll casting ability. The rod was designed to fish small streams for brook trout, but later we found that people had been looking for a rod like this to catch golden trout, cutthroat trout and even smallmouth bass; so although it is inspired by the Adirondack Brook Trout, it can in fact be used for just about anything. Because this is a JP Ross Rod, you can design your own beaver meadow with a fighting butt if you wanted… its up to you.

What we want you to know is that this rod blank is made for fun light weight fishing. The blank is an emerald green color and is very light and thin. All beaver meadows are fairly slow so that they roll cast well. This is not a great fly rod for a double fly rig and big indicator, nor is it a great rod for a windy day.

If you are looking for a special rod that will sit in the corner of your man cave waiting for the right day, this is it. 

 
Rod comes with Aluminum rod case and cotton bag, standard wine red thread wraps
5 foot 2,3 weight starting at $219.00, available in spring green or emerald green, and 6" or 7" grip
6'6" 2,3 weight starting at $249.00, available in spring green or emerald green, and 6" or 7" grip
7'6" 4 weight $279.00  only available in 7" grip and Spring Green Hybrid
8'0" 5 weight $299.00  only available in 7" grip and Spring Green Hybrid

 

 

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