• 18

    October

    2014

    JP Ross Releases the Trail Blazer Small Stream "everything" Rod

    For a limited time, we made 4 of these cool rods.  They are 8 foot 5 weight 4 piece.  They come with a Kershaw Knife, and a JP Ross Wood Fly Box. All for $299.00 Click here for more. 

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  • 04

    October

    2014

    New TV Show on Destination America

    I found this TV show this morning.  Its pretty cool. Check it out.     http://www.silverkingstv.com/     SILVER KINGS 2014/2015 Season 1 Trailer from Brine Media on Vimeo.  

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  • 27

    September

    2014

    A great compliment from a happy Beaver Meadow Customer

    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...

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  • 27

    September

    2014

    A chilly day in the keys.. but the snapper are bitting

    Rich Burson of R U Fishing Yet says that it is a cold day for fly fishing in Islamorada Florida, but that does not mean there is nothing to catch.  This time of year you can go for Snook, Redfish, Snapper and baby Tarpon.    This day Rich came home...

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  • 23

    September

    2014

    It's all in the history.....

    Reflecting back on the season there are many adventures that I was able to experience this year.  Fishing in Labrador Canada for Trophy Brook Trout, and finally landing a huge Tarpon on the fly in Islamorada Florida with my wife Bobbi Jo.      But it all comes back to the...

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  • 24

    April

    2014

    Catching Kokanee Red Salmon on the fly

         It was a cool, crisp morning as I stepped out of my Honda Ridgeline and I couldn’t help but smell the sweet aroma of autumn in the air.  The leaves had already started to change from the lush spring and summer greens to the magnificent autumn yellows, reds...

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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. 

Learn more about this rod and other rods like it

in our Beaver Meadow Small Stream Collection, right here. 

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