The experienced archer usually has a good idea of what an arrow should
be whether it's a piece of artwork, a tip of the hat to primitive
construction, a simple unadorned arrow with pure function in mind, or a
combination of these factors. All are available through us with prices
ranging from $80/dozen for our Stock Arrows to $300+/dozen for Primitive
Arrows. Please inquire for custom services.
A majority of our customers, however, come to us with questions and are
more concerned with function over art. It makes sense to consider the
type of shooting you expect to do and very little sense to head out and
loose and break a set of $300 arrows! To this end our main interest is
in supplying you with arrows of sufficient quality that will eliminate
the aspect of "equipment error" in developing your
proficiency. With archery tackle well matched to itself and your
stature, inconsistency is reduced to "pilot error" - at which
point your questions along the way will have more direct pertinence to
your actual technique.
We prefer the enhanced visual tracking of all three feathers the same
color with matching Bohning Classic index nocks for cock position
reference. Visual tracking is a key element in learning the trajectory
off your bow and thereby creating a stronger mental picture for a more
accurate instinctive shooting style. Many archers expect to see a
different color cock feather and we certainly offer that as well. The
use of index nocks reduces the need for an odd cock feather and I highly
recommend taking advantage of this. Tracking a solid ball of color
moving away from you is a wonderful marriage of function and pleasure.
Index nocks also allow you to maintain focus downrange while loading an
arrow on the string. The index is tall enough to feel through a gloved
With colored feathers we like to match the nocks to them. With white
fletching, white nocks really stand out, but black nocks look great with
white feathers for a more "classic" look and there's no
missing white feathers in flight. On that note, the top choices for
visibility are white, yellow, orange, and blue. While the other colors
may be pleasing to your preference - particularly the earth tones
(brown, leaf green, gray, black) - they can disappear in flight. So
whether you're hunting, field shooting or target shooting, keep your
environment in mind and choose appropriate fletching in contrast to the
background of your perspective.
We offer snap nocks on our custom arrows for those who insist, but we
prefer the more open throat nocks with the index. Snap nocks rob arrow
speed, and while I'm not a "performance freak", I do like to
squeeze the best out of the equipment. Also, (someone's gonna wanna slap
me for this) if you're relying on a snap nock to keep the arrow on the
string, then your technique is lacking. Hunting situations are the only
exception I might agree with where you may want to keep an arrow on the
string with less fuss in a tree stand.
All arrows (except our Youth Arrows) are fitted with either 100gr. or
125gr. field points. Please specify your preference, or let us know your
intended shooting: target, hunting, or both. For target, I recommend
100gr. points. We can supply 70gr. target points as well, but they do
not give good "front-of-center balance" - making the arrow
more sensitive to your release and bow arm stability. Still, they are
good for making the most of lighter draw weight bows. For the archer who
shoots more in practice for the hunting season, I'd go with 125gr.
points. We have heavier points as well for those who like flying logs.
Go now to our different arrow offerings with hopefully a better
understanding of options and function.