• 27

    May

    2015

    A Worthy Fish For the Fly Rod? by Mark Usyk

    On a fishing page on Facebook this past week I came across someone who had posted up a picture of a decent sized carp. There were a couple “Nice Carp” and “Great fighters” responses to the photo, but within the first four reactions to the golden scaled tank of a...

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  • 17

    May

    2015

    Near Misses Near Trout Streams by Mark Usyk

    It’s not every day you see one of your fishing buddies almost squashed like an ant under a boot. We were building a new cell tower down near the famous Beaverkill and Willowemoc Rivers, and while unloading a truck full of tower legs that weighed as much as a car...

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  • 10

    May

    2015

    Blood Shot Fly Fishing by Mark Usyk

    It’s called “Group 3.” I go to work Monday and Tuesday for the day shift, have Wednesday and Thursday off, then go in at 11:30PM Thursday night and do the same the next two nights. Monday Morning I’m back on days. It’s a vicious cycle, it’s no fun, and the...

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  • 04

    May

    2015

    A 7wt Named Story Stick by Mark Usyk

    I’d been up all night working a twelve hour midnight shift. My eyes itched. My reflexes were somewhat slowed. My mind might have slightly drifted towards auto pilot…If it wasn’t for the fact that I had picked up my new 7wt streamer rod from JP earlier in the week and...

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  • 26

    April

    2015

    Hope Is At The End Of Every Cast by Mark Usyk

    A small river I had never been on before, far from home. Out the back door of a roach motel and through the woods, the map on my cell phone had shown me the water that you would never know flowed through otherwise. What was its name? Not important. It...

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  • 19

    April

    2015

    Carry Less, Fish More by Mark Usyk

    It started while I was working on the road. I was traveling all over the north east, the majority of it New York State. I traveled for work, but besides the beautiful, expansive views afforded to me because of the nature of my job…Working hundreds of feet above the ground...

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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

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. 

Learn more about this rod and other rods like it

in our Beaver Meadow Small Stream Collection, right here. 

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