View Full Version : Trying to find article on arrow holder thing
10-09-2003, 05:05 AM
Somewhere on the web, a few months back I saw an article or diagram on how to rig a rubber band and a matchstick so it would hold your arrow on the bow while the arrow is nocked to the string. It let you free your hand up, and still kept your arrow ready to draw if a buck appeared.
The whole thing popped off if you started to draw the bow.
I know one of you guys must have seen it or something similar.
Can someone clue me in. I want to rig up a few.
thanks in advance
Luke (aka j3storch)
10-09-2003, 06:32 AM
I've got it somewhere. Thought I had the link in my favorites but can't locate it. I'll keep looking.
10-09-2003, 10:30 AM
I'm at work right now so can't do a bunch of searching but I know exactly the page you're looking for. Was it on Dean Torge's web site?
If it hasn't been found by the time I get home later today I'll check around and see if I can't figure out where it is.
10-09-2003, 12:20 PM
Had a couple free minutes and found it.
It is on Dean's site. Go to:
You'll see a link on the right side about a tip for holding your arrow on the shelf, that's it.
10-09-2003, 12:35 PM
That's it. Thank you very much...
Luke (aka j3storch)
10-09-2003, 05:33 PM
WTG, Grey!! http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-clappin-yellow.gif
Here 'tis. (From the Bowyer's Edge.)
Holding Your Arrow on the Shelf
This is a little gizmo for holding an arrow ready to shoot when you need to warm your fingers or just lay the bow in your lap or beside you. It will also keep the arrow from falling from your shelf and off the string to the ground should you relax your grip or remove your index finger from it.
Use either a wooden matchstick or a strong toothpick. Loop a rubber band over one end and pull it up snug. Lay it across the arrow and loop it around the bow as shown, making certain that the slip end of the rubber band points toward the belly of the bow, and that the rubber band itself lies across the arrow shaft. Thataway, friction from the shaft across the band during the draw will pull it off the slip end and flip the assembly away.
10-24-2003, 12:11 PM
BTW...tried this this morning with a round toothpick and rubberband and seemed ot work great, however...didn't see anything so I don't know how well it will 'roll off and release' in the moment of truth :)
my fingers sure appreciated it though....it was 31 deg F when I left the truck
10-24-2003, 12:27 PM
I used those long wooden fireplace matched that I use to light my gas grill. Broke them into short pieces, about 3.5 inches long. Borrowed some rubber bands from work. Worked well
Trick is to get situated comfortably in the stand, put an arrow on the string, wrap the rubber band around to hold the arrow, then rotate the stick and band around until the band has good contact with the arrow shaft. It actually is in just the front of the edge fletching on my arrows.
Begin with about 1/2 to 1/4 inch of stick behind the rubber band. Draw the bow slightly to verify the rubber will start to stretch. Then relax the draw.
Then nudge the band back on the stick so only 1/8 an inch or so of stick is behind the rubber band.
I found this way, the stick and rubber band will fly free before you get through more than 3 or four inches of draw.
I think I'm gonna use a pencil or something to darken the wood of the matchstick. Otherwise this little white object will fly through the air that might catch the eye of the wary old buck.
I keep about 3 of these rigged up in my shirt pocket. Only thing that's a hassle is I have to take off my camo gloves to put them on and adjust them. But once I'm situated, it is nice to have my left hand free, if I need it and not have to worry about dropping my arrow.
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