Hello, summer has come to a end and I just wanted to give your beaver meadow 6'6" another nod to perfection! I have used this rod off and on now for a couple of seasons and I can say it still out performs all other rods on the small creek I call home. This season I put it up against a Zg helios 7'6" 3w. The beaver meadow out performs the rod in my opinion.The feel,action and sensitivity of the B.M.just can't be beat.Thanks for another great year on the water
Best regards, Dave
JP, Sorry this email has been so delayed. That rod you built for me two weeks ago is amazing. Love it. I can't thank you enough for scrambling to get it done on short notice. I will refer people to you without hesitation and I am sure this is not the last rod I will have you build for me. Also as a token of my appreciation I have posted a glowing review of your skills and business on the ultralight fly fishing forum: Chris
I just wanted to send you guys this email to say thanks, I just recieved my 5' 2 wt rod this afternoon I loaded up the reel and went out to try it out, it's more than I was expecting this is the first light weight rod I've owned and a person is always a little skeptical ordering things online especially fly rods but you definitely have a new customer, I will be sure to spread the word, I know the model I got was a pre-made rock hopper but it is nice I can't wait to get it on the stream this weekend, I will definitely be in touch and be ordering a custom rod in the near future. I was wondering since this is my first short rod and my first 2 wt if you had any leader formulas that you would recommend for this rod and line wt I build my own so I will probably start with what I know but any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks again for the great rod and service , Nate
Wow, truly incredible. Thank you so much for making this rod, it's exactly how I pictured it. I will be writing something on my blog at yellowtreeflyfishing.com about it and your work, and I will post an Instagram and say some words there about it as well. And then after that there will be countless pictures I post with it in my hand out on the water. Thanks again for doing such a great job. Dorn
I have just received the 5 ft 2 weight Beaver Meadow Rock Hopper from JP Ross I had recently ordered, and I must say this is one nice looking rod. I ordered mine with burnt orange wraps on the emerald green blank to make for a nice contrast. The rod is described as a medium slow action, 2-3 wt, being medium with a 2 weight line and slow with a 3 weight line. It's obvious that this rod is made for small streams and will be a pleasure to cast with on small water due to it's short length, and will allow for some great roll casting on overgrown streams. Each section of this 2 piece measures in at 31.5 inches giving the rod a 5 ft length, and the whole rod weighing in at just over one ounce.
I got this rod to feed my small stream addiction, and if you are in the market for a nice small stream rod to add to your arsenal, you would be hard pressed to find another rod out there of this caliber coming in at this price point. The Beaver Meadow Rock Hopper is available with the options of a rubber covering over the full 7" cork grip, custom laser engraving on the reel seat, and 3 different thread colours for the wraps. There is also a couple of reel options specific to the Beaver Meadow rod such as the Special Edition Abel Beaver Meadow reel. A nice aluminium rod tube with cotton rod bag is included with each rod as well.
All the rods from JP Ross are not your typical "off the shelf" fly rods, these are hand crafted in the state of New York in a cabin behind his house and all rods are available to be fully customized to be as individual as you are. With over 5000 rods that have been built out of that cabin since 1997, using the best graphite and fiberglass blanks available, JP Ross and his crew are able to make your dream rod a reality. For more information on the Beaver Meadow rod, and other JP Ross fly rods check out their website at www.smallstreamflyfishing.com.
I'll be posting more on this rod once I'm able to get out there after the streams thaw out, as I'm sure this sweet little rod will be a hard one to put down. Wolf Creek Fly Company
Just wanted to shoot you a quick note to say thanks for the great workmanship on the 2wt. rod my wife gave to me for Christmas. I've wanted a small rod like this for years, and it's beautiful. I haven't been up to upstate since I was at Cornell a decade ago, but the smallmouth and White River trout in Arkansas are going to see a lot of this rod.
Keep up the great work . . . and from another Ross (my Mom's maiden name) don't ever mess with the Celtic cross. It's a great logo. Matt
I just wanted to tell you how much my daughters enjoyed getting your new fly rods for Christmas. They loved them when they opened them and when they took a closer look and realized how special they were and the expertise that went into to them they were elated. Our trip to the Smoky Mountain National Park can't come soon enough. I am undecided as to whether to put a double taper or weight forward taper on them. What would be your recommendation. Thanks again John