Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Southern Rodmakers Gathering

Posted by David Bolin

If you're looking for information regarding the Southern Rodmakers Gathering (SRG), here's the link to the SRG blog.  Registration information and SRG history is all posted on the blog.


I'm not posting to this site (Searcy_Sowbug) now.  There are still a lot of useful links listed with bamboo rodmaking information.  Feel free to look around if you're researching for bamboo rodmaking.


Monday, April 21, 2014

Fly LInes - how to make them

Posted by David Bolin

A new book is coming out from John Betts and Michael Hackney called Fly Lines - How to Make Them.  I've been looking forward to this book for several years after meeting Michael at CRR and visiting about the project.  Michael has been making the lines for a few years experimenting with different materials.  If you make your own bamboo fly rods, I'm sure you'll be interested in this book.  Michael is accepting pre-orders now.  I've got my order in.  Here's the link if you're interested:


Wednesday, March 05, 2014

New SRG blog

Posted by David Bolin

If you haven't found it yet, we've set up a new blog dedicated to SRG.  Everything you need to know about the Southern Rodmakers Gathering is posted there.  Here's the link:


Thursday, October 24, 2013

SRG 2013 Pictures from Yaz

Posted by David Bolin

Here's a link to Stevan Yasgur's SRG 2013 web album:


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

SRG 2013 Pictures

Posted by David Bolin

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Colorado Rod Makers Reunion 2013 Group Picture

Posted by David Bolin

Photo by Jeff Graham:

How many bamboo rods have you made?

What type of finish do you use?

Which rod components do you make?

Do you soak your bamboo?

Which rod geometries do you make?

What kind of glue do you use to glue up rod blanks?

At what temperature do you heat treat (degrees F)?

What kind of ferrules do you use?

How do you apply finish to a rod?

What would you rather be doing?

What are your favorite bamboo rod lengths?

How do you flatten the nodes?

Do you pin ferrules?

Which tapers do you recommend for a first build?

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