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9th Italian Rodmakers Gathering

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#1 Morenofly

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:15 AM

Dear all,

This year the Italian gathering will take place on 24-25th May as usual in Sansepolcro (ITALY)

For more inofrmation please visit our website www.rodmakers.it

This is the program:

Thursday 23rd May : Arrival and welcomes

19,30 Welcome aperitifs and dinner

Friday 24th May: Fishing – Bamboo Only Day

8,30 Registration and fishing permits. On the whole Tevere Tailwaters, fishing will be allowed only with Bamboo Rods.
13,00 Riverside picnic lunch
20,00 Dinner

Saturday 25th May: Gathering

Exposition of participants’ rods

9,30 Seminar by the rodmakers Tom Moran and Calum Gladstone
"A Split Bamboo Machine Shop"
10,30 Seminar by Dr Andrew Herd: "The history of split bamboo at Hardy's"
11,30 Seminar by Gabriele Gori: "Experiments on node treatment and the influence on the resistance of the strips”
13,15 Lunch break
15,00 Seminar by the Danish rodmaker Bo Hermansen: "Microferrules and their influence on rod action”
16,00 Workshop - Rodmakers Giorgio Grondona and Silvano Sanna
"Splitting the culm, staggering, node treatment"
Workshop - Rodmakers Massimo Paccotti and Marco Di Lorenzo
"straightening strips, making level strips"
18,00 Workshop - Rodmakers Davide Fiorani and Antonio Paglia
"Blade honing and final planing"
18,00 Annual General Meeting of IBRA Members
20,30 Gala dinner

Sunday 26th May: Gathering

Exposition of participants’ rods

9,00 Workshop - Rodmakers Andrea Ferranti and Angelo Arnoldi
"Gluing the strips"
Workshop Massimo Giuliani and Daniele Giannoni
"Mounting and wrapping of the rod components"
11,30 Workshop – Rodmakers Roberto Valli and Marco Orlando Giardina
"Varnishing and the woods used i rodmaking”
11,30 Drawing of the winning raffle tickets. The first prize will be a bamboo rod made by IBRA rodmakers
12,15 Presentation of the next European Gathering and final greeting by IBRA Chairman
12,30 Lunch and farewells.

Hope to see you there!!

Moreno Borriero
Italian Bamboo Rodmakers Association

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