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, August 20, 2017

SRG 2017 Update - Fulton's Fire

There was a fire in the main lodge at Fulton's recently.  Denis Dunderdale has visited with Dale.  The main lodge is shut down but the adjacent units are still open.  It is unlikely that the lodge repairs will be complete in time for SRG.  Dale still wants us to have the gathering on his property.  We have no plans to relocate the gathering.

A few attendees have stayed at the lodge in the past.  Denis will be making changes to the room assignments.  Some will be staying in the White River Trout Lodge next door.  That's the A frame on the downstream side of Fultons.