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Michigan made Bows/ custom Arrows?

Messages posted to thread:
born2hunt 11-Feb-18
born2hunt 11-Feb-18
George D. Stout 11-Feb-18
ShadeHaven 11-Feb-18
Bowmania 11-Feb-18
tonto59 11-Feb-18
Fall Gray 11-Feb-18
umich1 11-Feb-18
Jim 11-Feb-18
Herbie 11-Feb-18
Herbie 11-Feb-18
Stickbow Felty 11-Feb-18
born2hunt 11-Feb-18
FITTER 11-Feb-18
FITTER 11-Feb-18
Vanhethof 11-Feb-18
Jon Stewart 11-Feb-18
Spartanbuck 11-Feb-18
boatbuilder 11-Feb-18
Forester45 11-Feb-18
Aaron Brill 12-Feb-18
bowhunt 12-Feb-18
chamookman 12-Feb-18
SJR Bows 12-Feb-18
Wohlf63 12-Feb-18
Lostnation_Larry 12-Feb-18
Lostnation_Larry 12-Feb-18
George D. Stout 12-Feb-18
Silverhead 12-Feb-18
Dan In MI 12-Feb-18
Chad4372 12-Feb-18
Iwander 12-Feb-18
Iwander 12-Feb-18
Mpdh 12-Feb-18
SJR Bows 13-Feb-18
tso115 13-Feb-18
Wohlf63 13-Feb-18
Gvdocholiday 13-Feb-18
Ovilla Bill 13-Feb-18
Ovilla Bill 13-Feb-18
wingman 13-Feb-18
PEARL DRUMS 13-Feb-18
Archre167 13-Feb-18
wolverine 13-Feb-18
BOWDAWG 13-Feb-18
From: born2hunt
Date: 11-Feb-18




So I’m always looking at bows. Who isn’t right lol? Anyway I’m a huge fan of trying to keep my business local. So I figured it would be cool to compile a list of all of the awesome bowyers and custom arrow builders in my home state of Michigan. I’ve owned a northern just that I loved. But I know Steve is now in alabama. I’m aware of a few great ones like shrew bows, and great northern. Let’s hear em guys!

From: born2hunt
Date: 11-Feb-18




Northern mist by the way lol. Stupid “auto correct.”

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Feb-18




St.Joe River Bows. Tracey Balowski builds some mighty nice longbows and recurves, and of course in your state of Michigan.

From: ShadeHaven
Date: 11-Feb-18




Two tracks, that fella builds an awesome hybrid longbow

From: Bowmania Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Feb-18

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George as usual hit the one I was thinking of.

Bowmania

From: tonto59
Date: 11-Feb-18




All the classic Bear bows of course!!! ;-)

From: Fall Gray
Date: 11-Feb-18




Javaman, Two Tracks, St. Joe River bows.....all GREAT bows!!

From: umich1
Date: 11-Feb-18




Belcher Bows. Got one on order!!!

From: Jim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Feb-18




For custom arrows don't forget Paul Jalon at Elite Arrows. He makes some of the best arrows out there.

From: Herbie
Date: 11-Feb-18




Pearl Drums if you are looking for a selbow...and Roots.

From: Herbie
Date: 11-Feb-18




That's selfbow. And Shrews!

From: Stickbow Felty
Date: 11-Feb-18




Don't forget Kohannah Bows

From: born2hunt
Date: 11-Feb-18




St. Joe River.... haven’t looked at those yet.... awesome!

From: FITTER
Date: 11-Feb-18




Chuck at Two Tracks..... a great gentleman and cant wait to get one if his Ogemaw biws ??

From: FITTER
Date: 11-Feb-18




I really need to double check my post before hitting enter.... sausage fingers and a dumb smartphone :)

From: Vanhethof
Date: 11-Feb-18

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Although I understand he is now retired, Jim Reynolds made my Thunderstik III longbow. I love it. If you find a used one it is well worth considering.

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 11-Feb-18




St Joe River Bows

Kohanna

River Raisin

Whisperstik

Predator

Thunder Stik

Sky - Belcher Bows

Great Northern

Schrew

Two tracks

To name a few in Michigan

From: Spartanbuck
Date: 11-Feb-18




Whisperstik gets my vote with predator right behind.

From: boatbuilder
Date: 11-Feb-18




Predator bows, A&h acs , and all but 1 of my Northern Mist longbows and Lost Nation Archery arrows.

From: Forester45
Date: 11-Feb-18




Firefly bows in Coleman Mi. The

From: Aaron Brill
Date: 12-Feb-18




Add Alan Rothaar to the list too, I grew up a few miles from his shop and went over there on occasion. I don't think he builds anymore, but I remember seeing some pretty nice bows.

From: bowhunt
Date: 12-Feb-18




Good list! Journeyman bows

From: chamookman
Date: 12-Feb-18




Chuck at Two Tracks gets My vote. Have one of each of His Longbows - like 'Em all ! Bob

From: SJR Bows Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Feb-18




For Custom Arrows you can look at Joe Callahan True North Arrows, and Larry and Janice at Lost Nation Archery

From: Wohlf63
Date: 12-Feb-18




Chad Grahm builds exceptional arrows

From: Lostnation_Larry Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Feb-18




Huron Longbows

From: Lostnation_Larry Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Feb-18




To really go Pure Michigan you should use Bohning nocks and Abowyer broadheads on your arrows.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Feb-18




Larry, the Bear Greenies will still work to remain loyal to Michigan.

From: Silverhead
Date: 12-Feb-18




My vote is for Great Northern. Jerry and Bob turn out very high end bows. Have been for a very long time. Bye for now

From: Dan In MI
Date: 12-Feb-18




Make your own arrows in Michigan with a Michigan made Spinrite Crester!

From: Chad4372
Date: 12-Feb-18




Kwikee Kwiver

Chad

From: Iwander
Date: 12-Feb-18




Firefly bows!

From: Iwander
Date: 12-Feb-18




Braveheart Archery!

From: Mpdh
Date: 12-Feb-18




Aren’t the new Martin bows made in Michigan?

MP

From: SJR Bows Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Feb-18




Wohlf63 I can't believe I missed Chad Graham on my list. We just saw him over the weekend at the MLA banquet. He does builds exceptional arrows.

From: tso115
Date: 13-Feb-18




I visited Jim Belcher’s shop in Brighton, Michigan to buy my first longbow. Solid guy, great bows! As mentioned above, currently using Michigan’s own Abowyer broadheads. Great thread here!

From: Wohlf63
Date: 13-Feb-18




Huron Longbows by Terry Folts are great bows

From: Gvdocholiday Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Feb-18




"Aren’t the new Martin bows made in Michigan? "

No, they traditional line, though now owned by the same company that owns the wheelie line, is still made in Washington.

From: Ovilla Bill
Date: 13-Feb-18




John Maus is the best kept secret in Michigan. Been building outstanding bows for quite some time.

From: Ovilla Bill
Date: 13-Feb-18




Did some research after making previous post. John Maus of Glennie, Michigan produces outstanding bows under name of "Lone Wolf Custom bows". You cannot go wrong with one of John's bows. Check out his web site for all contact info.

From: wingman
Date: 13-Feb-18




Coe Archery recurves by Cliff Coe. Had a 2 Wolverine recurves back in the 70's that handled very well. Though they have not been produced for a few decades. Wish I would have kept the 60" at 52#.

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 13-Feb-18




I've shot a good share of the Michigan made bows and Mr. Jim Jones at Firefly makes one thee finest. He just isn't a big people person and let's Braveheart rep/sell his work. If I had to pick one Michigan glasser, it would be one of Jims static TDs.

From: Archre167
Date: 13-Feb-18




JAVA MAN!

From: wolverine
Date: 13-Feb-18




Bitzenburger

From: BOWDAWG
Date: 13-Feb-18




Great Northern for the bow, Selway for the quiver,Chopper Chad for the wood arrows and old Bear greenies. That's my vote.





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