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

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