• 27

    June

    2015

    In Pursuit of Northern Pike by Mark Usyk

    10:30pm. I sit in silence under the light of my tying bench, my wife and kids asleep, the rest of the house dark. Bear paces back and forth from one end of the house to the other, his nails clacking on wood floors, stressing out over whether he should be...

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  • 21

    June

    2015

    Discovering the La Chute River and History By Mark Usyk

    The schedule on the shop wall said “Microwave dish install. NYSP. Ticonderoga”. I turned and asked the question. “Who’s been up there? Where do we stay and is there water close to the hotel?” Jerry piped up… “There’s no place close to fish.” It was in the Adirondacks. You couldn’t...

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  • 14

    June

    2015

    Priorities and Avoiding the Skunk by Mark Usyk

    Coming off the midnight shift I came home and showered, trying to scrub off the smell of work. Not so much because I smelled, I’ve gotten used to the smell of the alloy plant, but because I didn’t want to be reminded of work every time I raised my arms...

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  • 07

    June

    2015

    Fly Rods Are Not Found in the Lawn Care Dept. by Mark Usyk

    It’s an older bike. Not an old Pan Head or Shovel, just a 15 year old Sportster. But it looks like it’s 30 years old as it sits in the drive way, rust breaking through chrome, chipped, black paint covered in dust and a yellow layer of spring pollen. A...

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  • 31

    May

    2015

    Fly Fishing in the Blood by Mark Usyk

    Everyone has that one fishing place that trumps all others. Mine is a small lake on a farm that belongs to distant cousins in Cobleskill NY. My grandfather started picking me up before sunrise on Sundays sometime around the second grade to drive the hour and a half in a...

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  • 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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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, 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" $279.00  only available in 7" grip and Spring Green Hybrid
8'0" $299.00  only available in 7" grip and Spring Green Hybrid

 

 

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