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:


Monday, August 11, 2014

Sell'n Swap Saturday Afternoon

The last event of the gathering is a Sell'n Swap. It's Saturday afternoon at the conclusion of the gathering. It's last so we can stay focused on the how to's of rod making. Everyone is encouraged to donate items to the silent auction. There will be lots to buy at the auction. But several rod makers sell rod making tools. And some of us just have too much stuff and need to find a new home for it. Some time is reserved at the end of the gathering to sell stuff. If you plan to bring high dollar items to the Sell'n Swap (e.g. planing forms, classic rods, fly reels, binding machines, lathes, cnc mills, etc...), send me a list with pricing and we'll post the list here on the blog. We'll help you get the word out if you want to list your items here on the blog. For the record...SRG is not in any way responsible for any Sell'n Swap transactions. You're on your own, both buyers and sellers. David