• 19

    April

    2015

    Carry Less, Fish More by Mark Usyk

    It started while I was working on the road. I was traveling all over the north east, the majority of it New York State. I traveled for work, but besides the beautiful, expansive views afforded to me because of the nature of my job…Working hundreds of feet above the ground...

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  • 12

    April

    2015

    First On the Fly by Mark Usyk

    Firsts. Firsts are something special. First steps. First words. First day of school. First love. First kiss. First job. First car. First house. First baby. Firsts are something you normally don’t forget. And even if you do, it only takes the slightest of hints in any normal day’s event to...

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  • 09

    April

    2015

    JP Ross releases One Bug 2015 fly rod for donation and fund raiser

    For the second year, JP Ross is donating a rod for the FUDR One Bug Tournament.  FUDR MISSION STATEMENTTo protect, preserve and enhance the ecosystem and cold-water fishery of the Upper Delaware River System and to address any environmental threats to our area for the benefit of local communities, residents...

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  • 07

    April

    2015

    Trout Power 2015

    Trout Power 2015: Event update and initiative update.   Since our last Trout Power® event in 2014 we have been working diligently to attempt to create a new protected zone on the West Canada Creek to harbor trophy fish. Our study’s have shown that there is little if any evidence...

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  • 05

    April

    2015

    A Spring Adirondack Scouting Expedition by Mark Usyk

    All winter I waited for spring. All winter I tied flies for better days. Warmer days. Fly fishing open water days. All winter I peered through curtains of icicles out the windows of my fishing room, beyond the icicles a frozen over Trout and Small Mouth creek. All winter I...

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  • 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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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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