About the Gathering

Southern Rodmakers is an annual gathering of bamboo fly rod makers. Over 300 craftsmen from 39 states have gathered on the White river near Cotter Arkansas since 1998. If you're interested in making bamboo fly rods, join us at the gathering in October, or follow the links below to join the on-line gathering of bamboo rod makers. "The List" is a great place to start. The list is an old school e-mail server with hundreds of members around the world.

SRG 2018 Registration is Open

SRG 2018 registration is open. The 2018 gathering will be October 18, 19 & 20 at Cranor's White River Lodge (formerly Fulton's) on the White River near Cotter Arkansas.

The registration fee is $70. The registration period ends October 5th. Fees are refundable through October 5th.

Marv Loopstra is managing registration this year. Contact Marv at southernrodmakers+registration@gmail.com if you have questions about registration.

Mail a check to Marv with your registration form, or PayPal your registration fee to SouthernRodmakers@gmail.com and complete the registration form when you arrive at the gathering. Be sure to include your name, address, and phone number on the PayPal transaction.

Links to the registration form are included below. The files are the same. Use the one that works best for you.

2018 Registration Form - MS Word

2018 Registration Form - PDF

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Rodmaking Marketplace

A marketplace category of links has been added to the blog for SRG attendees and contributors to the silent auction.  If you sell rodmaking equipment or supplies, send me a link to your web site and I'll add your link to the list.  All we ask in return is that you help us out with donations to the silent auction.  The proceeds of the auction go to fly fishing related projects and charities.

Dennis Bertram sent in a link to a video of his CNC mill.  You need to watch this video whether you're in the market for a mill or not.  Or maybe you shouldn't.  You might think twice about hand planing your next rod.