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

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SRG 2014 Registration is Open!

It's that time of year again.  Time to register for the Southern Rodmakers Gathering.  If you're planning to join us this year, you'll need to register by October 6th so we can plan for meals.

The gathering will be Thursday evening, Friday, and Saturday October 16, 17, and 18.  The registration fee will be $60 again this year.  That includes the cost of dinner Thursday evening, lunch and dinner Friday, and lunch on Saturday.

The fee is $60 whether you're coming for two hours or three days.  The main reason for that is security.  There will be lots of rods on the casting yard.  We do all we can to keep a rod from being carried off.  Everyone must be registered to attend the gathering and wear a name tag.

Bill Armon has been working on the schedule.  He says it's almost complete.  We will post the schedule here when it's ready to publish.

We will post a list of attendees here as the registration forms start arriving.  Check back often to see who's coming and look for announcements if there are any.

If you're looking for a place to stay, check out the lodging links posted in the right hand frame of this page.

There are two versions of the registration form posted on Google Drive that you can print and fill out or fill out and print.  Take your pick.  If you have trouble with the on-line forms, send me an e-mail and I'll e-mail a PDF or Word document to you directly or I'll fax a form to you.

When you open the form from the following links you will probably have to click "File", and then "Download", and then "Open With Adobe Reader" from the Google Drive reader.  The fillers don't appear to work and the form may not print properly in the Google Drive reader.

Registration Form: Print and fill out

Registration Form: Fill out and print

Send me an e-mail if you have questions or if you would like to give me a call.  I'll e-mail my phone number.

David