At The Arrow Shop, we carry a variety of bows from top manufacturers throughout the industry. From traditional longbows and recurve to modern compound, as well as crossbows and bows for fishing, we have it all! Looking for something specific, or not sure what you need? Ask us for advice to help locate what you need. And if something isn’t in stock, we place weekly orders to have your items here quickly.
Compound bows are hand-drawn, hand-held bows with a mechanical component that reduces the draw weight and increases the speed of the arrow. Cables and cams (or pulleys) ease the draw and reduce the bow’s holding weight (called let-off). These vary from traditional bows in that they have these added mechanisms, and are often heavier. Depending on your skill level, shooting interest, capabilities, and simple preferences, a compound bow could be the right type of bow for new shooters. The bow you choose will be custom fit to your draw length and draw weight for maximum comfort, safety, and performance.
Recurve bows are a traditional style of bow with curved limbs at the ends of the bow, which help deliver more energy to the arrow, increasing its speed. These bows are popular in the Olympics and other competitive events. Bows come in different draw weights to accommodate the recreational or hunting archer.
A crossbow consists of a bow-like construction mounted on a stock and oriented horizontally. Crossbows can have a compound or recurve construction. Compound crossbows, much like compound bows, rely on a series of cams, or pulleys, to reduce the draw weight of the bow. On recurve crossbows, the tips of the bow curve away from the archer, which increases the speed of the bolt. Arrows, or bolts, are loaded on top of the stock.
Forget the rod and reel. Bowfishing is just that: fishing using a bow. Bowfishing bows can be traditional or compound, and the arrows used are typically heavier and stronger, are barbed so they do not pull out of the fish, and can be attached to a line so the fish can be reeled or pulled back to the archer. WARNING: Most people who try bowfishing are “hooked” for life!