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:


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Making Snake Guides by Lee Gomolchak

Lee Gomolchak of Gray Hackle Rods made a presentation at the Colorado Rodmakers Reunion about making snake guides.  He agreed to let us share his handout here on the SRG blog.  The handout is very detailed regarding the dimensions of the snake guides and the twisting tool.  He will be doing this presentation at SRG 2015.  Here's the link.  It's also listed in the downloads section of this blog.

Twisting Snake Guides by Lee Gomolchak

of Gray Hackle Rods