Streamer Junkie... Mark Usyk

  • 17

    July

    2018

    Coca-Cola Bass by Mark Usyk

    This lake was so dark, it was like looking into a 2 liter bottle of Coca-Cola. On some waters you can move along the shore line, searching. Your baseball hat and a raised hand shielding eyes from a sun just barely beginning to break the tree line, it’s first blinding...

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  • 24

    June

    2018

    Matters of Importance by Mark Usyk

    The creek out back. That’s how I refer to it most of the time. It’s got a name like most creeks, but to me it’s the creek out back. Why? Because that’s where it is. The name isn’t important on most days. Less and less becomes important to me all...

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  • 08

    June

    2018

    You Can't Catch Smallmouths With A Push Mower by Mark Usyk

    I don’t know what my new neighbors think of me, but I’ve got an idea. Since I’ve moved into this new house and the leaves covered the trees and the grass began to grow, I’d say everyone else has mowed their lawns twice a week for at least the last...

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  • 25

    May

    2018

    Eleven For Four by Mark Usyk

    A long hike for small fish is something that can ground you. And make no mistake, whether you only chase big fish or simply don’t get enjoyment out of little fish… Everyone needs grounding from time to time. I personally don’t care if I’m catching big fish or small fish,...

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  • 01

    May

    2018

    Just Talk'n About Fish'n by Mark Usyk

    I’m standing in the creek behind my new house. Normally when I’m fishing there’s nothing running through my mind except what’s in front of me. The water, the current, the fish I’m sure are right there that actually probably aren’t. The bushes on the banks I’ll most likely be snagged...

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  • 08

    April

    2018

    Because They are Here by Mark Usyk

    I was at work, thinking about fishing over the weekend when I happened to look out a window. The snow that had covered the not yet growing early spring grass overnight had disappeared do to the rain we’d gotten all morning, and now the rain was beginning to turn back...

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  • Adams theme Beaver Meadow Rod and outfits, refined and simple, value priced. Adams theme Beaver Meadow Rod and outfits, refined and simple, value priced. Quick View
    Adams theme Beaver Meadow Rod and outfits, refined and simple, value priced.

    Adams theme Beaver Meadow Rod and outfits, refined and simple, value priced.

    $299.00

    Although nearly all JP Ross rods are considered custom, the Adams version of the Beaver Meadow is still made one at a time and to order, but we can turn these around pretty fast. (about 2 weeks at most)  The rod is the same great quality as any other beaver meadow, but it has a simple but elegant black reel seat with brook trout engraving, and a simple choice of tapered western style grip or our special ERGO grip.  All rods are made with the best hand crafted USA quality as our other rods, and they also feature an aluminum case and rod bag.  You cant go wrong with an Adams theme Beaver Meadow for form and function and quick lead time.

     PLEASE NOTE THAT 5'0" 2-3 WEIGHT IN SPRING GREEN IS CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK

    Rod comes with Aluminum rod case and cotton bag
    standard spring green thread wraps

     

    5 foot 2,3 weight starting at $299.00, available in spring green or emerald green
    6'6" 2,3 weight starting at $299.00, available in spring green or emerald green
    7'9" 3 weight $299.00  only available in Spring Green Hybrid


    Also available are outfit options like. 

     

    Stone Creek brand fly line, additional $39 ($48.95 value)

    Mini Reel, additional  $70 ($75.00 value)

    Mini Reel and Line, additional $90

     

    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 became 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 20 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. It was about 20 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 piece to 5'0" 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 wild 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. 

    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 or Spring Green.  Both are the Carbon Silica Hybrid and are very light and thin. All beaver meadows are medium to slow so that they roll cast well. Bump up a line weight to slow the rod down, or to throw bigger streamers and double fly rigs.  We sell most Beaver Meadows rated for a 2 weight with a #3 line.  That's why the 5 footer and 6'6" are called a 2-3.  2 weight line for distance casting and 3 weight line for roll casting and chucking big flies.  

    The Carbon Silica spring green and emerald green blank is the perfect blend of glass and graphite that will flex like glass but will give you feedback and power for roll casting like carbon. 

    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. 

     

     

    Learn more about this rod and other rods like it

    in our Beaver Meadow Small Stream Collection, right here. 

  • Beaver Meadow Custom Rod Builder 5' thru 7'9", 2 thru 4 weight Beaver Meadow Custom Rod Builder 5' thru 7'9", 2 thru 4 weight Quick View
    Beaver Meadow Custom Rod Builder 5' thru 7'9", 2 thru 4 weight

    Beaver Meadow Custom Rod Builder 5' thru 7'9", 2 thru 4 weight

    $499.00

    Please note, you MUST make a choice for every option, even if you chose "none".  Thank you and enjoy your experience. 

    Short fly rods are something we specialize in. Fly Fishing the Adirondacks in NY is a lot of rock hoping and exploration. However you don't have to be from the Adirondacks to like small stream fly fishing. Small streams happen everywhere, from Vermont to the Midwest to the West Coast and I have even talked to people wanting short fly rods for fly fishing for schoolie striped bass.

    New for 2017...  JP Ross ERGO grips.  

    These grips are 6.5 inches long and have a composite cork top and bottom. JP Designed these grips to help with proper thump placement to improve your cast stroke and an innovative ergonomic design to reduce fatigue.  Although western tapered grips are beautiful to look at, the casting hand tends to creep forward as you repetitively cast.  This ERGO grip eliminates that failure mechanism. 

    ERGO double well 6.5 inch shown on top 

    ERGO double well 6.5 inch SUPERFINE shown below



    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 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. 

    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.  Of the over 6000 fly rods we have made, this model by far seems to help us make the most friends and bring the most smiles to our customers faces.  

    Join the club and pick out your options, and let us make you a Beaver Meadow Small Stream fly rod today. 

     JP

    To help in choosing your options, we have created this flipping book which helps to explain all the options available on our rods.  As usual, feel free to review this web site, this product page and this flip book to develop questions you want to ask us.  The flip book is a nice guide to use in conjunction with the custom beaver meadow product.  Have Fun!!!

     

    JP Ross custom options guide
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    Ross Reels Colorado LT fly reel Ross Reels Colorado LT fly reel Quick View
    Ross Reels Colorado LT fly reel

    Ross Reels Colorado LT fly reel

    $249.00 $290.00

    When we opened our fly shop in 1997, we had Ross Reels...  we were the only game in town and it was awesome.  As the fly fishing boom pressed on, Ross changed their look and their style, and we did not like the way they looked with our rods, so we stopped selling them.  Recently however, Ross Reels (no affiliation with JP Ross other than name) is under new management and JP has close connections with upper management at the firm.  The new Colorado is perfect for our rods, and we are so proud to have them back. 

     

     

    Designed around the original Colorado’s click and pawl system, the new award-winning Colorado LT retains the same ruggedness and the signature all-metal clicker of its older brother. However, that is where the similarities end as the Colorado LT is built with a new aesthetic and modern design evident in its large arbor and highly detailed porting. Adding to its elegant simplicity, the Colorado LT boasts only 15 different parts in total, all designed, machined, and assembled in Montrose, Colorado USA.

    Less is More.

    Simplicity at its finest: when you are able to focus on everything except your equipment. The water moving around the rocks and in the riffles. The fish rising in front of you. The cast. The fly. That glorious take. This is what inspired us while designing the newest (and lightest)  member of the Ross Reels family, the Colorado LT.

    Harkening back to the Colorado™, our original click and pawl reel, the new Colorado LT retains the same ruggedness and the signature all-metal clicker of its older brother. However, that is where the similarities end as the Colorado LT is built with a new aesthetic and modern design evident in its large arbor and highly detailed porting.

    Although it is the lightest reel in its class, you will not find any plastic here. A super-strong, fully machined aluminum frame and spool are paired with a handle machined from canvas phenolic rod - an industry first. This innovative material is found in the handles of high-end custom knives and also has the very useful property of increasing grip when wet.

    Adding to its elegant simplicity, the Colorado LT boasts only 15 total parts, all designed, machined, and assembled in Montrose, Colorado USA. This heritage is reflected in the Colorado flag milled into the frame and the mountain silhouette found on the anodized aluminum clicker cover.

    All of this thought and attention to detail was put into the Colorado LT so that you will have a simple, elegant reel to use on any fishing adventure. A reel that allows you to focus on your passion and your surroundings, wherever the river may take you.

     

     

    WEIGHT

    All models less than 3.0 oz

     

    FRAME/SPOOL MATERIAL

    6061-T6 proprietary aluminum alloy designed for Ross Reels

     

    MANUFACTURING SPECIFICATIONS

    Fully machined from a solid one-piece frame and solid one-piece spool for maximum strength and rigidity

     

    HANDLE MATERIAL

    Machined canvas phenolic rod, resting on a 7075-T6 chromated aluminum post for increased grip and reduced weight, eliminating the need for a counter weight

     

    DRAG MECHANISM

    All metal click/pawl mechanism with a stainless steel pawl, gear, and spring.

     

    SPOOL ROTATION, CONNECTION AND CONVERSION

    Machined marine-grade bronze bushing which rotates on a stainless steel spindle with a quick release spool and easy left-hand to right-hand retrieve conversion

     

    FINISH

    Type II anodized for the perfect balance of hardness and color

     

    FLY LINE COVERAGE

    0wt. - 5wt.

     

    FISHING APPLICATION

    Designed for use in all freshwater and warmwater fishing environments

     

    AVAILABLE COLORS

    Matte Black and Platinum

     

    LIFETIME WARRANTY


    ORDER #

    SIZE

    UPC

    ARBOR WIDTH

    DIAMETER

    WEIGHT

    LINE WEIGHT

    CAPACITY

    SUGG RETAIL

    Matte Black

    002537

    Colorado LT  0 | 3

    818288002537

    .87”

    3.20”

    2.86 oz

    0-3wt.

    WF3+55

    $285.00

    002544

    Colorado LT  3 | 4

    818288002544

    .87”

    3.325”

    2.91 oz

    3-4wt.

    WF4+55

    $290.00

    002551

    Colorado LT  4 | 5

    818288002551

    .87”

    3.45”

    2.98 oz

    4-5wt.

    WF5+55

    $295.00

    Platinum

    002568

    Colorado LT  0 | 3

    818288002568

    .87”

    3.20”

    2.86 oz

    0-3wt.

    WF3+55

    $285.00

    002575

    Colorado LT  3 | 4

    818288002575

    .87”

    3.325”

    2.91 oz

    3-4wt.

    WF4+55

    $290.00

    002582

    Colorado LT  4 | 5

    818288002582

    .87”

    3.45”

    2.98 oz

    4-5wt.

    WF5+55

    $295.00

  • Black Jack Wild Card 6'11" #4-5 weight 4 piece Carbon Glass Hybrid Black Jack Wild Card 6'11" #4-5 weight 4 piece Carbon Glass Hybrid Quick View
    Black Jack Wild Card 6'11" #4-5 weight 4 piece Carbon Glass Hybrid

    Black Jack Wild Card 6'11" #4-5 weight 4 piece Carbon Glass Hybrid

    $425.00

    With the idea in mind that sometimes the best things come from mistakes...?   This rod is probably the best thing that could have happened to the Black Jack Carbon Silica Design. 

    The Post it Note was a mistake trying to make a strong adhesive.

    Coca Cola was an attempt to be a medicine.

    The Potato Chip was intended to be a thin french fry. 

    and.... the initial Black Jack was intended to be only an 8'6" #5-6 fly rod...   who knew that its design may very well be better suited to be a short stout all purpose Fly Rod?  Well, thats how product design goes sometimes.  

    The 6'11" 4-5 weight Wild Card is actually a very close sibling to the Black Jack 8'6" #5-6 weight 5 piece because its the same blank but with only the first 4 sections.   

    I suppose we could try and hide the fact that this rod is completely of its own design, but that would not make for an honest story...  so we are happy to disclose that we took an already original design and found a new perhaps better purpose for it.  

    The 6'11" Wild Card is probably the most interesting and enjoyable rods I have made and fished.  It just has so much power for a little fly rod, and there is something about the line speed and momentum you can get from a 5 weight line that makes it just a dream to cast.  Unlike short light weight fly rods where you need the extra line speed to punch extra distance or carry a bigger fly; this rod does not need such an effort.  Just point it and load it where you want to cast and it does it all for you. 

    The rod is also extremely durable and very strong for bigger flies and really big fish.  

    Try it with a 4 weight for more delicate presentations and a 5 for bigger flies and more distance.  It roll casts well with both line weights.  

    What is really fun though is catching fish on it.  the bend is remarkable, yet the rod still has significant power thanks to our Carbon Silica Technology. 

    Trim wrap colors can be changed.  We currently offer. 

    • light green
    • olive
    • light gray
    • sky blue
    • burnt orange
    • deep red

    Custom inscription is also included and free.  Just add to the notes of the order.  

    The rod comes with a cotton rod bag and aluminum case with engraved cap. 

     

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