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:


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Jigs and Gadgets Presentation

Scott Grady asked me to remind everyone to bring your favorite homemade rod making jigs and gadgets. Scott has been doing a demonstration of his crafty jigs the past couple years. He would like for others to participate in the presentation. Bring your favorites and show them off in the jig presentation. Here's a few from my photo archives. These photos were taken at CRR 2013.