• 22

    February

    2015

    Summer Day Dreaming At 3am By Mark Usyk

    2:30 A.M. The alarm rouses me from a dead sleep. I quietly move through the house, trying not to wake up my wife and boys. The clank of a coffee cup as I pull it from the cupboard makes me shake my head, half expecting to see a 5 year...

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  • 15

    February

    2015

    Fly Fishing Therapy Part 4 (The End) By Mark Usyk

    The third day found Mike and I up on the tower in the bright sun under beautiful blue Adirondack skies, wearing rain jackets, wishing we had ski jackets and face masks. The rain jackets were a feeble attempt to break the wind and hold in what little body heat we...

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  • 08

    February

    2015

    Fly Fishing Therapy Part 3 By Mark Usyk

    The next morning as we unloaded the John Deer ATV from a trailer at the base of Lyon Mountain Mike and I talked about the great section of river we’d found the day before. We wanted to get through the work day as fast as we could so we could...

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  • 06

    February

    2015

    Bear River by Jeff Braman

    Fly Fishing “Out West” – Bear River, Idaho by Jeff Braman Ernest Schweibert, author of Matching the Hatch (1955), Nymphs (1973), Salmon of the World (1970), Remembrances of Rivers Past (1972), the two-volume Trout (1978), Death of a River Keeper (1980), and A River for Christmas (1988) once said that...

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  • 04

    February

    2015

    Small Stream Tactics: Reading Water, Tackle and Casting By Jeff Braman

    To be successful at fly fishing, and particularly in small streams, “reading the water” is of paramount importance. What does it mean to “read the water”? By way of example, in the process of reading a book you view a word and in your minds eye translate the word into...

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  • 04

    February

    2015

    Western Small Stream Fishing 2: Upper Swan Creek By Jeff Braman

    In the article entitled “Western Small Stream Fishing 1:Upper Logan” I described the general nature of small streams in the Cache and Bear River, Utah mountains. The photo below shows a similar stream; the upper section of Swan Creek, “my favorite stream”.   Upper Section Swan Creek The flow of...

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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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