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:


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Taper Quest 2017

Stevan Yasgur (Yaz) is taking the lead on TaperQuest 2017.  The 2017 tapers will be 8wt's or bigger.  Yaz has asked that we let him know which tapers we're going to bring to the gathering.  It can be any taper you choose.  Hopefully there won't be too many duplicate tapers.  Yaz is looking for a variety of tapers to evaluate.  Contact Yaz is you have questions about TaperQuest 2017.