Streamer Junkie... Mark Usyk

  • 25

    May

    2018

    Eleven For Four by Mark Usyk

    A long hike for small fish is something that can ground you. And make no mistake, whether you only chase big fish or simply don’t get enjoyment out of little fish… Everyone needs grounding from time to time. I personally don’t care if I’m catching big fish or small fish,...

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  • 01

    May

    2018

    Just Talk'n About Fish'n by Mark Usyk

    I’m standing in the creek behind my new house. Normally when I’m fishing there’s nothing running through my mind except what’s in front of me. The water, the current, the fish I’m sure are right there that actually probably aren’t. The bushes on the banks I’ll most likely be snagged...

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  • 08

    April

    2018

    Because They are Here by Mark Usyk

    I was at work, thinking about fishing over the weekend when I happened to look out a window. The snow that had covered the not yet growing early spring grass overnight had disappeared do to the rain we’d gotten all morning, and now the rain was beginning to turn back...

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  • 01

    April

    2018

    Ten With Good Behavior by Mark Usyk

    Twenty something years ago I was on the shore of Lake Arrow Head in Texas. A foot away a small fire was burning in the middle of a likewise small ring of rocks, a pile of scrounged wood, most likely mesquite from what I could tell was gathered off to...

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  • 12

    March

    2018

    Crooked Tables and Ugly Flies by Mark Usyk

    I made this coffee table out of some scraps. Two rough planks, a little warped but mostly flat, and a downed tree a beaver worked hard to chew down that I stole from it one fall day. The teeth marks give it character, I guess the warped planks do too....

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  • 19

    February

    2018

    Western NY Speculations by Mark Usyk

    There are some stories that I have a more difficult time deciding where to start them than others. Some come pretty obvious to me. “I got up, got dressed, and with a fly rod in hand, I headed out to the Jeep and pointed it north.” That’s always a simple...

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  • Adams theme Beaver Meadow Rod and outfits, refined and simple, value priced. Adams theme Beaver Meadow Rod and outfits, refined and simple, value priced. Quick View
    Adams theme Beaver Meadow Rod and outfits, refined and simple, value priced.

    Adams theme Beaver Meadow Rod and outfits, refined and simple, value priced.

    $299.00

    Although nearly all JP Ross rods are considered custom, the Adams version of the Beaver Meadow is still made one at a time and to order, but we can turn these around pretty fast. (about 2 weeks at most)  The rod is the same great quality as any other beaver meadow, but it has a simple but elegant black reel seat with brook trout engraving, and a simple choice of tapered western style grip or our special ERGO grip.  All rods are made with the best hand crafted USA quality as our other rods, and they also feature an aluminum case and rod bag.  You cant go wrong with an Adams theme Beaver Meadow for form and function and quick lead time.

     PLEASE NOTE THAT 5'0" 2-3 WEIGHT IN SPRING GREEN IS CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK

    Rod comes with Aluminum rod case and cotton bag
    standard spring green thread wraps

     

    5 foot 2,3 weight starting at $299.00, available in spring green or emerald green
    6'6" 2,3 weight starting at $299.00, available in spring green or emerald green
    7'9" 3 weight $299.00  only available in Spring Green Hybrid


    Also available are outfit options like. 

     

    Stone Creek brand fly line, additional $39 ($48.95 value)

    Mini Reel, additional  $70 ($75.00 value)

    Mini Reel and Line, additional $90

     

    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 became 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 20 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. It was about 20 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 piece to 5'0" 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 wild 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. 

    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 or Spring Green.  Both are the Carbon Silica Hybrid and are very light and thin. All beaver meadows are medium to slow so that they roll cast well. Bump up a line weight to slow the rod down, or to throw bigger streamers and double fly rigs.  We sell most Beaver Meadows rated for a 2 weight with a #3 line.  That's why the 5 footer and 6'6" are called a 2-3.  2 weight line for distance casting and 3 weight line for roll casting and chucking big flies.  

    The Carbon Silica spring green and emerald green blank is the perfect blend of glass and graphite that will flex like glass but will give you feedback and power for roll casting like carbon. 

    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. 

  • Beaver Meadow Custom Rod Builder 5' thru 7'9", 2 thru 4 weight Beaver Meadow Custom Rod Builder 5' thru 7'9", 2 thru 4 weight Quick View
    Beaver Meadow Custom Rod Builder 5' thru 7'9", 2 thru 4 weight

    Beaver Meadow Custom Rod Builder 5' thru 7'9", 2 thru 4 weight

    $499.00

    Please note, you MUST make a choice for every option, even if you chose "none".  Thank you and enjoy your experience. 

    Short fly rods are something we specialize in. Fly Fishing the Adirondacks in NY is a lot of rock hoping and exploration. However you don't have to be from the Adirondacks to like small stream fly fishing. Small streams happen everywhere, from Vermont to the Midwest to the West Coast and I have even talked to people wanting short fly rods for fly fishing for schoolie striped bass.

    New for 2017...  JP Ross ERGO grips.  

    These grips are 6.5 inches long and have a composite cork top and bottom. JP Designed these grips to help with proper thump placement to improve your cast stroke and an innovative ergonomic design to reduce fatigue.  Although western tapered grips are beautiful to look at, the casting hand tends to creep forward as you repetitively cast.  This ERGO grip eliminates that failure mechanism. 

    ERGO double well 6.5 inch shown on top 

    ERGO double well 6.5 inch SUPERFINE shown below



    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 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. 

    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.  Of the over 6000 fly rods we have made, this model by far seems to help us make the most friends and bring the most smiles to our customers faces.  

    Join the club and pick out your options, and let us make you a Beaver Meadow Small Stream fly rod today. 

     JP

    To help in choosing your options, we have created this flipping book which helps to explain all the options available on our rods.  As usual, feel free to review this web site, this product page and this flip book to develop questions you want to ask us.  The flip book is a nice guide to use in conjunction with the custom beaver meadow product.  Have Fun!!!

     

    JP Ross custom options guide
  • SALE
    Ross Reels Colorado LT fly reel Ross Reels Colorado LT fly reel Quick View
    Ross Reels Colorado LT fly reel

    Ross Reels Colorado LT fly reel

    $249.00 $290.00

    When we opened our fly shop in 1997, we had Ross Reels...  we were the only game in town and it was awesome.  As the fly fishing boom pressed on, Ross changed their look and their style, and we did not like the way they looked with our rods, so we stopped selling them.  Recently however, Ross Reels (no affiliation with JP Ross other than name) is under new management and JP has close connections with upper management at the firm.  The new Colorado is perfect for our rods, and we are so proud to have them back. 

     

     

    Designed around the original Colorado’s click and pawl system, the new award-winning Colorado LT retains the same ruggedness and the signature all-metal clicker of its older brother. However, that is where the similarities end as the Colorado LT is built with a new aesthetic and modern design evident in its large arbor and highly detailed porting. Adding to its elegant simplicity, the Colorado LT boasts only 15 different parts in total, all designed, machined, and assembled in Montrose, Colorado USA.

    Less is More.

    Simplicity at its finest: when you are able to focus on everything except your equipment. The water moving around the rocks and in the riffles. The fish rising in front of you. The cast. The fly. That glorious take. This is what inspired us while designing the newest (and lightest)  member of the Ross Reels family, the Colorado LT.

    Harkening back to the Colorado™, our original click and pawl reel, the new Colorado LT retains the same ruggedness and the signature all-metal clicker of its older brother. However, that is where the similarities end as the Colorado LT is built with a new aesthetic and modern design evident in its large arbor and highly detailed porting.

    Although it is the lightest reel in its class, you will not find any plastic here. A super-strong, fully machined aluminum frame and spool are paired with a handle machined from canvas phenolic rod - an industry first. This innovative material is found in the handles of high-end custom knives and also has the very useful property of increasing grip when wet.

    Adding to its elegant simplicity, the Colorado LT boasts only 15 total parts, all designed, machined, and assembled in Montrose, Colorado USA. This heritage is reflected in the Colorado flag milled into the frame and the mountain silhouette found on the anodized aluminum clicker cover.

    All of this thought and attention to detail was put into the Colorado LT so that you will have a simple, elegant reel to use on any fishing adventure. A reel that allows you to focus on your passion and your surroundings, wherever the river may take you.

     

     

    WEIGHT

    All models less than 3.0 oz

     

    FRAME/SPOOL MATERIAL

    6061-T6 proprietary aluminum alloy designed for Ross Reels

     

    MANUFACTURING SPECIFICATIONS

    Fully machined from a solid one-piece frame and solid one-piece spool for maximum strength and rigidity

     

    HANDLE MATERIAL

    Machined canvas phenolic rod, resting on a 7075-T6 chromated aluminum post for increased grip and reduced weight, eliminating the need for a counter weight

     

    DRAG MECHANISM

    All metal click/pawl mechanism with a stainless steel pawl, gear, and spring.

     

    SPOOL ROTATION, CONNECTION AND CONVERSION

    Machined marine-grade bronze bushing which rotates on a stainless steel spindle with a quick release spool and easy left-hand to right-hand retrieve conversion

     

    FINISH

    Type II anodized for the perfect balance of hardness and color

     

    FLY LINE COVERAGE

    0wt. - 5wt.

     

    FISHING APPLICATION

    Designed for use in all freshwater and warmwater fishing environments

     

    AVAILABLE COLORS

    Matte Black and Platinum

     

    LIFETIME WARRANTY


    ORDER #

    SIZE

    UPC

    ARBOR WIDTH

    DIAMETER

    WEIGHT

    LINE WEIGHT

    CAPACITY

    SUGG RETAIL

    Matte Black

    002537

    Colorado LT  0 | 3

    818288002537

    .87”

    3.20”

    2.86 oz

    0-3wt.

    WF3+55

    $285.00

    002544

    Colorado LT  3 | 4

    818288002544

    .87”

    3.325”

    2.91 oz

    3-4wt.

    WF4+55

    $290.00

    002551

    Colorado LT  4 | 5

    818288002551

    .87”

    3.45”

    2.98 oz

    4-5wt.

    WF5+55

    $295.00

    Platinum

    002568

    Colorado LT  0 | 3

    818288002568

    .87”

    3.20”

    2.86 oz

    0-3wt.

    WF3+55

    $285.00

    002575

    Colorado LT  3 | 4

    818288002575

    .87”

    3.325”

    2.91 oz

    3-4wt.

    WF4+55

    $290.00

    002582

    Colorado LT  4 | 5

    818288002582

    .87”

    3.45”

    2.98 oz

    4-5wt.

    WF5+55

    $295.00

  • SALE
    Galvan Brookie fly reel size 2-3 orange Quick View
    Galvan Brookie fly reel size 2-3 orange

    Galvan Brookie fly reel size 2-3 orange

    $199.00 $229.00

     

    Proving that cutting-edge design doesn’t have to be complicated, the ultra-lightweight Brookie Series from Galvan is an entirely new kind of fly reel. With a revolutionary approach to line tension and a commitment to lasting performance, the Brookie is a modern reel built on old principles: quality craftsmanship and simple, dependable componentS.

    The difference lies in Galvan’s new Click-Ball Tension System, a foolproof departure from traditional click and pawl reels. Delivering customizable spool tension with minimal moving parts, the Brookie’s Click-Ball System strikes the perfect balance between simplicity and versatility. Achieving your desired level of resistance is as simple as a few turns of an Allen wrench, leaving you to enjoy impeccable line retrieve without worrying about adjusting your drag. This feature makes the exceptionally smooth Brookie ideal for palming and the perfect tool for trout anglers who value the subtle play that’s crucial to fishing with light tackle on technical water. The Click-Ball System simplifies the concept of drag so there is virtually no interference between you and the fish.

    On the exterior, the Brookie features distinct porting and a weatherproof finish. Aside from giving it a unique style, this precision machining process eliminates virtually all excess weight from the fly reel making it one of the lightest fully machined American-made reels available. This reduced weight, combined with the superior dependability of 6061 bar stock aluminum, provides a reel that is as bulletproof as it is light. From the raw materials and the machining to the innovative spool tension system, every element of the Brookie fly reel is built to ensure a lifetime of use and performance that won’t be compromised by long days on the water.

    Available in four models for 0-to 5-weight lines, the Brookie Series is an achievement in light tackle and the ideal complement to today’s ultra-lightweight fly rods. More traditional anglers will appreciate its straightforward design and sure reliability, while new-school anglers will love the look and feel of the reel. Both will appreciate the seamless line retrieve. Regardless of what draws you to the reel, Galvan’s Brookie Series is certain to change the future of the lightweight fly reel.

    Product Specifications

    Colors : Black/ Orange

    Model & Diameter Spool Width Weight(oz.) Line Weights Line Capacity Yards Micron Backing (lbs.) Micron Backing
    B 2-3 (2.95″) .85″ 2.72 2-3 WF-2-F / WF-3-F 40 yd / 30 yd 20 lb


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