Dave Echterling Promoted to Customer Relations and Sales Manager

3Rivers Archery is proud to announce the promotion of Dave Echterling, longtime 3Rivers Archery Technical Expert, to his new position on our management team as our Customer Relations and Sales Manager. “I’m very excited to fill this role,” Dave says. “We have a really good team in place.” Background in Archery Dave has been shooting […]

Learn Two Ways of How to Serve a String

How to Serve a Bow String

By Stephen P Anderson Learning to serve your own bow string is a simple and valuable skill to learn. Really, it’s as easy as learning how to start the serving, how to tie the serving off at the end, and acquiring a feel for maintaining good tension in between. Of course, we need to select […]

How Many Color Combos of B-50 String Material?

Brownell b-50 string material

Archery FACT of the Day: B-50 String Material Of the Brownell B-50 string material colors we sell, you can make 286 combinations of 3-color bow strings OR 78 combos of 2-color bow strings. See all the colors we offer here:

How to Build a Flemish Twist Bow String

Tools for building a Flemish Twist Bow String

By Stephen P. Anderson Flemish twist bow strings have been made from hemp, flax, or linen likely for centuries, and were widely used until the recurve production boom in the 1960s and 70s when machine-made endless loop bow strings became popular for production bows. Modern bow string materials came along after the second Word War, […]

How to Choose Arrows


Finding new arrows can feel like an overwhelming challenge with so many different options available to traditional archers. Depending upon your needs there are a few ways to narrow down your arrow options. The basic steps for choosing an arrow are: Choose your arrow material. Arrow material includes Wood, Carbon, Aluminum, or Fiberglass. Each has […]

Arrow Tips by Gold Tip: Broadhead Tuning


Arrow Assembly Broadhead Tuning Paper Tuning Bare Shaft Tuning Broadhead Tuning – Things to Consider: The more blade surface a broadhead has, the more steering ability it will have. For this reason fixed blade broadheads with large cutting diameters tend to be slightly more difficult to tune. Although mechanical broadheads tend to have fewer tuning […]

Arrow Tips by Gold Tip: Paper Tuning


Arrow Assembly Broadhead Tuning Paper Tuning Bare Shaft Tuning Paper Tuning Shoot arrows through a suspended sheet of paper at a distance of 4 to 6 feet and observe the resulting tear. See adjustment illustration below to achieve a perfect tune. Make vertical adjustments prior to horizontal adjustments to avoid getting a false reading due […]

Broadhead Sharpening Videos from 3Rivers Archery

3Rivers Archery Broadhead Sharpening

Sharpening the Woodsman Broadhead Dale Karch of 3Rivers Archery demonstrates how to sharpen the deadly Woodsman Broadhead using the Stubby JewelStik Diamond Hone, Broadhead File, Flat Stone or Flat Diamond Sharpener, and 3Rivers Broadhead Holder. Sharpening 2-Blade Broadheads Dale Karch of 3Rivers Archery shows you how to sharpen 2 blade broadheads using the Grobet Broadhead […]

Shooting with the Family

Bella and Alexa Karch

by Johnathan Karch Going to archery shoots is great fun for the whole family. It’s a great time to get in some practice with your bow and arrow, and enjoy the company of others who share your love of archery. I recently took my wife and three girls to an outdoor shoot for the first […]

Getting Kids Started in Traditional Archery

Youth Archery is a growing sport

By: Dale Karch and Todd Smith When you put a bow in a kid’s hands, you’re keeping the spirit of traditional archery alive! Strike while the iron’s hot! For kids, archery is a world of adventure, power, and intrigue. They’re naturally fascinated with traditional bows and arrows and their enthusiasm is refreshing. What happens when […]