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

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Silent Auction 2014

Whether you plan to attend the gathering or not, contributions to the silent auction are welcome.  All kinds of new or used fly fishing and rod making items are good auction items.  Vendors that have contributed to the auction in previous gatherings are listed in the marketplace links in the right hand frame of this page.  If you're a vendor and you're not listed, contact me and I'll add your link to the list.

The auction proceeds are used to support a variety of fly fishing related programs.  There's a list of donations in the right hand frame of this page.  Scroll down. It's at the bottom.

If you won't be attending the gathering but would like to contribute to the auction, send your items to me.  Contact me for my shipping address.  Be sure to include your contact info and the value of the item so we can let everyone know who contributed the item.

David