Carissimi soci ed amici, nel precedente comunicato ci eravamo dati la scadenza di fine marzo per verificare la fattibilità del Raduno Europeo di Maggio. Gli eventi che hanno investito l’Italia ed il mondo ci hanno costretto ad enormi ed improvvisi cambiamenti nei modi di vivere e nella mentalità: rileggendo oggi il comunicato del 2 marzo, sembra scritto molto tempo fa, addirittura in un'altra epoca. Non resta che comunicare ufficialmente quel che oggi appare scontato, ovvero che il raduno 2020 è annullato. Quanto prima, provvederemo al rimborso delle quote di partecipazione al raduno già versate. Auguro a tutti noi ed ai nostri cari di uscire indenni e presto da questa terribile situazione e di poter tornare quanto prima ad incontrarsi, andare a pesca e riprendere la vita normale. __________________________________________________________ Dear friends and members, In our previous announcement we had said that we would wait until the end of March to evaluate if the Gathering in May could take place. The events that have involved Italy and the world have forced us all to enormous and sudden changes in our way of life, in our mentalities: if you read the announcement dated 2nd March, it feels like a long time ago – even another era. All we can do now is to formally announce, though it may seem obvious, that the 2020 Gathering has been cancelled. We will refund all the fees that you have already sent as soon as possible, so please let us have your bank details. I hope that we all get out of this terrible situation before long so that we can meet again, go fishing and go back to our normal lives. The President Gabriele Gori
IBRA (Italian Bamboo Rodmakers Association) is a non-profit private law body which aims to spread the art of making bamboo (split cane) fly rods. After the experience of the first gathering which was organized in May 2005, the organizers felt the necessity to create an association that would continue the good work which emerged from this gathering.
The plans were and remain very ambitious but what really counts is that the initiatives brought forward by IBRA is the fact that many Rodmakers have had the opportunity to meet and to Exchange opinions, comments, experiences and also to have given many fishermen the opportunity to begin this activity and the revaluation in Italy of the use of bamboo rods for fly fishing.
Rodmaking is a kind of artisanship which is very close to an art form and IBRA has the desire to become the keeper and promoter of this great tradition.