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, October 8, 2014

Attendee list updated as of October 7th

The attendee list has been updated as of October 9th.  Scroll down to see the list in the right hand frame of this page.  There are 100 on the list from 26 states.  19 will be attending for the first time.

If you've mailed your registration and you're not on the list, contact me so we can finalize the count for meals.

The extended forecast is looking good with rain Monday and clear the rest of the week.  Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the mid 50s.  It's shaping up to be a great weekend for a rodmakers gathering!

If you're going to be in the area Wednesday, be sure to check out the pre-gathering dinner post below.