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.

The New Rodmakers List

The old rodmakers list server crashed in the summer of 2018. All membership records were lost. A new rodmakers list is up and running. If you were previously a member of the list you will have to resubscribe at the new web site. Here's a link to the new site:


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.