• 26

    January

    2015

    Fly Fishing Therapy-Part 1 By Mark Usyk

    I’m at about the 200’ mark on a communications tower atop Lyon Mt in the northern Adirondacks. The day started out easy enough, exploring a small mountain stream while waiting for our ride. Then our ride landed, and the exploring was brought to an end. Most of the day has...

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  • 19

    January

    2015

    Kids and Fly Fishing

    Summer vacation – whew, we made it through another year! That has always been my conditioned response to the “feel” of approaching July. In the early days of raising a family, my spouse and I piled our one, then two, then six children and luggage into the old van at...

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  • 18

    January

    2015

    If Only I Had Carried a Fly Rod

    Years ago a friend and my two younger brothers and I arranged to be dropped off in Tupper Lake up in the Adirondacks. Our plan was to hike 50 some odd miles south to Twitchell Lake over 4 days. On my back was a small pack containing the minimum essentials...

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  • 15

    January

    2015

    Clyde and Carl Braman Old Reliable Knot, by Jeff Braman

    Dear Friends, When I was approximately eight years old (1958), my Father would pack me into his 1951 Ford coupe and we would journey several miles to visit my Uncle Clyde. My Father and his older brother were the best of friends and we visited him frequently. I loved to...

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  • 13

    January

    2015

    The Mohawk River.

    It is nearly three hundred years from today. You begin to string up your fly line through your guides as you notice a tribe of Iroquois Indian Braves, paddling in unison in birch bark canoes with nets full of brook trout ranging in size from 6 to 10 lbs. You...

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  • 12

    January

    2015

    Fly Fishing is Emotion

    It begins in the shop of the rod maker. The time spent designing. The ideas thrown around about materials and components. They are all personal choices to both the rod maker and the customer for whom this 9’ 5wt magic wand is for. Blood, sweat, tears, and anguish over the...

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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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