I had the rare opportunity to spend a day shooting custom-made exotic-wood Black Widow recurves and longbows this past Saturday with my dad and Grant Taylor. Grant was enlisted to do some higher-end product photography for BW and was sent almost 10-grand worth of these amazing bows to work with (and shoot while he was at it).

This was only my second time shooting traditional. Ever. The first being two weeks earlier. I will hunt big game with one of these at some point. It was that solid of an experience. I’ll figure out the whole how-to-afford-it thing later…

While I work on the story, I thought I’d share some of Grant’s shots of our… shoot.

Focusing on a very small spot

Dad and longbow

Beaver tail grip on the longbow

Grant taking aim with a recurve

My favorite...the Camo Hunter

Arrow in flight

My last group. I'm beyond sold...

I just really dig this shot of dad and I


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4 responses to “SHOOT, SHOOTING, SHOTS

  1. Matt,

    Nice work on the traditional stuff. I am not a huge fan of the standard Black Widow designs but there longbows are really sleek and I love that look. By the looks of things, you guys were really stacking them by the time you were done. Great post.


    • Fishingpoet

      I really dug that longbow as well. Such a different feel and perspective with shooting it. The recurve just seemed to be, maybe, more consistent for me. That could be a function of weight and me being used to my Mathews. By the way, were those longbows you shot the javelina with?

  2. Great, enticing post, Matt! Can’t wait to read the real deal!


  3. The extra weight on those BW recurves definitely stabilize the shot. No, actually both me and my buddy were shooting recurves. He shoots a Morrison and I was shooting a Fox Breed. Mine is a 50’s style recurve and is real light and simple. Absolutely fantastic bow. There is something about shooting stick bows that is really organic, almost like fly fishing. Looking forward to hearing the rest of the story.


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