• 29

    March

    2015

    Simply Fish by Mark Usyk

     When I was younger, I had no real understanding of fly fishing. And when I get questions about it now that I’m a fly fisherman myself, I see that those same misunderstandings are still as strong as ever in the non-fly fishing crowd. In the past two months I’ve...

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  • 22

    March

    2015

    Adirondack Reasoning by Mark Usyk

    The hike in was more of an impatient trot. I only had so much time for fishing today, and the drive up had taken an hour and a half as it was. In clumsy waders and with a whippy fly rod I hurried down the trail, the sound of the...

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  • 19

    March

    2015

    Orange Palmered Hackle: variation of the Palmered Caddis

    The Palmered Caddis is not a Griffis Gnat, and it may have actually originated in Rome, NY. The traditional Palmered Caddis is peacock with a grizzly and brown hackle palmered forward convex style towards the hook eye. This fly is a little different but based on the same principal. Tie...

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  • 15

    March

    2015

    All Winters Must End By Mark Usyk

    I shoveled a path to the grill through a foot and a half of heavy, wet snow. As I stood there grilling burgers and sipping on a porter in a long sleeved t-shirt I couldn’t help but smile. I could finally hear the current of the creek, the ice melting...

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  • 15

    March

    2015

    Coyote Ugly Clouser:

    My good friend Steve Bechard may have actually been the inventor of this fly. At the time of its birth we were fishing often for carp on Oneida Lake. It was then that we discovered coyote fur was a great material for matching the tan crayfish that were lingering around...

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  • 15

    March

    2015

    Adirondack Caddis:

    This fly is really nothing more than an Elk Hair Caddis with an Adirondack twist. The first time I saw a fly like this was in my fly shop. A gentleman who taught me a lot about fly fishing had a fly very similar to this. He called it 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. 

 

Rod comes with Aluminum rod case and cotton bag. 

Learn more about this rod and other rods like it

in our Beaver Meadow Small Stream Collection, right here. 

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