Save the Dates:

September 15-17, 2017

Location: 

Sycamore Mill, 1780 Clay Rd
Ephrata, PA 17522

Places to Stay

Here’s a handy sheet that’ll give you ideas for where to hang your hat in Sepember!

Peak Bash Lodging

The Bash is a three day rodmaking extravaganza in the beautiful heart of Amish country, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Our inaugural event promises to be a premier international gathering for the rodmakers who appreciate traditional tackle.

  • Door Prizes & Raffles.  Over $10,000 worth of components, tools, books, and bamboo have already been donated!  Get lucky or bid high.
  • Presentations on bamboo, fiberglass, & graphite rodmaking, component design, guiding, casting, travel, silk line making, marketing, and more.
  • Presentations by well-known rodmakers, authors, a documentary director, as well as serious hobbyists with serious insights into the traditional angling crafts.
  • Potentially thousands of rods to cast.
  • Casting pond.  Masterful instruction.  Casting meadow.  Plenty of space.
  • Bamboo to load up and take home.  500 high-graded culms are being held in reserve for this event.
  • Cast over trout in The Middle Creek; possibly catch the mythical Blau Trout. Fish through-out Southeastern PA.
  • Live Music.  Local bands will perform Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Killer Swag.  Bling bags, hats, t-shirts, & more.

Thousands of rodmakers will be invited. We have space for only four hundred.  Get your ticket before it’s gone.  On sale in March of 2017 at goldenwitch.com.