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:


Sunday, July 30, 2017

SRG 2017 Registration Period is Open

The registration period for the 2017 20th anniversary of the Southern Rodmakers Gathering is open.  Registration will be closed October 6th.  The registration fee is $65 per attendee.  The fee is refundable through October 6th.

Links to the registration form are provided below.  There are four different formats to choose from.  They are all the same document.  Pick the one that works for you.

PayPal registration is available again this year.  Send your PayPal transaction to southernrodmakers@gmail.com.  Include your name, address and phone number in a note with the PayPal transaction.  If you register through PayPal, you can turn in your registration form when you arrive at the gathering.

We may have a crowd this year since it's the 20th anniversary.  Register early!  There is a limit to the number of people we can host on the property.  Registration may be limited if it looks like we will exceed our capacity.  Don't wait until the last minute to register.

I will make bank deposits weekly on Friday.  The attendee list will be updated on this blog weekly.  Let me know if you have registered and you do not see your name on the list.  Contact me here.


Registration Form - Microsoft Word
Registration Form - PDF Input Form
Registration Form - PNG Image
Registration Form - JPG Image