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Remember Frank San Marco....1987

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Stealth2 31-Dec-07
Stealth2 31-Dec-07
Stealth2 31-Dec-07
Stealth2 31-Dec-07
Kentuck 31-Dec-07
CarolinaBob 31-Dec-07
longbow 01-Jan-08
Shick 01-Jan-08
GilV 01-Jan-08
breeze 10-Oct-18
breeze 10-Oct-18
breeze 10-Oct-18
GF 10-Oct-18
Mountain Man 10-Oct-18
Bernie P. 11-Oct-18
Bernie P. 11-Oct-18
Sherwood Poacher 11-Oct-18
monkeyball 11-Oct-18
GF 11-Oct-18
two4hooking 11-Oct-18
monkeyball 11-Oct-18
Bernie P. 12-Oct-18
BigHorn 12-Oct-18
newell38 12-Oct-18
Mountain Man 12-Oct-18
GF 12-Oct-18
From: Stealth2 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 31-Dec-07

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I was digging out some old photos and articles I had written "way back". I came across my 1987 Interview with New York bowyer Frank San Marco.

Frank's Yew longbows were once the most sought after bows around...he had a 5 year waiting list. A superb bowyer, cordial host and dedicated bowhunter. Not sure what he's doing now but here are some pics of Frank and his bow.

From: Stealth2 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 31-Dec-07

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From: Stealth2 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 31-Dec-07

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From: Stealth2 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 31-Dec-07

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From: Kentuck
Date: 31-Dec-07




Thanks for sharing Joe, sure like his shooting form.

From: CarolinaBob
Date: 31-Dec-07




I have heard that he is making bows again.

From: longbow
Date: 01-Jan-08




I talked to him maybe 2 or 3 years ago and he was still making bows, laminated ones too. I know for awhile he started only making all wood bows. I had the opportunity to shoot one at the first or second Denton Hill gathering and it was nice. He is a very nice fella and I think retired now from teaching. keepem sharp

From: Shick Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 01-Jan-08




Good to see pics of Frank. He was a 'fixture' at the Pa. Bowhunters Festival. Got my longbow from him there. Thanks, Joe...............Shick

From: GilV
Date: 01-Jan-08




In the early 80s I met Frank at the Suffern NY Hunting and Fishing show at Rockland County College. He had a booth set up. His bows were gorgeous and I tried to order one then. Back then he had a long waiting list, over a year. He recommended Ron Maulding as another bowyer that made fine longbows. I ordered one from Ron. Too bad both stopped making bows. I would like to have had a San Marco or another Ron Maulding. Back then the bow Ron made for me was 70# @ 27". I sure would like to pick up a lower poundage one today.

If anyone finds out how to contact Frank San Marco and he is still making bows please post the information.

Thanks Gil

From: breeze Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Oct-18




he was set up @ denton hill this year. I have a flyer with his contact info.

From: breeze Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Oct-18




From: breeze Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Oct-18




just realized this thread is 10 years old sorry about that.

From: GF
Date: 10-Oct-18




That’s OK - a lot of folks don’t know the history...

I met him last spring at a Trad shoot at my club. He had a nice-looking 2-piece TDLB there, and I’m still kicking myself for not giving it a whirl....

One of those in a higher poundage is about the only thing I can honestly say l don’t have covered.

Funny thing - auto-correct just put in “coveted” instead of “covered”.

Maybe my phone knows me better than I do!

From: Mountain Man
Date: 10-Oct-18




No sorry I love San Marco bows!!

I just wish the pictures came up

From: Bernie P.
Date: 11-Oct-18




George D. Stout posted a pic of him at Denton a few months back.Had a couple of his new bow's on display.

From: Bernie P.
Date: 11-Oct-18




Here's the link to GDS' thread. http://leatherwall.bowsite.com/TF/lw/thread2.cfm? threadid=302854&category=88#4456823

From: Sherwood Poacher
Date: 11-Oct-18




Yes, he was at Denton Hill in July. My friend and I spoke with him and put our names on his bow order list. He is now making what he calls the San Marco Eagle Hybrid longbow. He had a 45 lb Eagle longbow there and both of us shot it, what a bow ! Hopefully, I'll have mine before the next Denton Hill rendezvous.

From: monkeyball
Date: 11-Oct-18




He was set up at Forksville years ago, when Forksville was as I want to remember it. A very soft spoken guy.

His bows were pieces of art, and the dozen arrows he had there that year for sale were just as beautiful.

That was many seasons ago, and if you placed an order that day, you were on a 5 yr. wait list (as stated above).

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: GF
Date: 11-Oct-18




Yeah, when I met him he said he was looking to build about a dozen bows a year... Keep the demand up, eh? LOL

I don't fault ANYBODY for admiring them. Just (like I said) wish I hadn't passed up the chance to shoot one...

From: two4hooking
Date: 11-Oct-18

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From: monkeyball
Date: 11-Oct-18




Watermelon Hill Road........I like that.

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: Bernie P.
Date: 12-Oct-18




What's the price on the new bow?Also is Frank still making his trad yew bow to or just the hybrid?

From: BigHorn
Date: 12-Oct-18




i talked with him at coscob shoot in march. he had a take down for sale there. i think he was asking $1200. his bows are among the best from what i can tell. great guy too i would love to talk to him more

From: newell38
Date: 12-Oct-18

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Talked to him on the phone a month or so back...Great human being and he’s only building his hybrid bow. He’s no longer building his “traditional” longbow. I think him and Steve Turay are the best to ever build this style of bow. Here’s my marco

From: Mountain Man
Date: 12-Oct-18




I was wondering when you’d find this thread ; )

From: GF
Date: 12-Oct-18




Hey, Mike - look me up next time you come down!





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