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Welcome to the 3Rivers Archer's Den

Archer's Den

Welcome to the Archer's Den. Here you will find a gathering of traditional archery stories, tips and techniques, trophy animals taken with traditional bows, and plenty more. Stay a while and learn something. We hope you enjoy and even submit a trophy of your own, or leave a comment on a post.

Tips & Techniques

Getting Ready for the Hunting Season

bowhunting season preparation

by: Dale Karch Longbow & Recurve Hunting – A Rewarding Challenge In order to get ready for the upcoming hunting season, there are a few more items that need to be addressed other than just sharpening your broadheads. Mind you, a sharp broadhead is very important! But we need to look at all of our […]

Spiral Wrap Flu-Flu Fletching Instructions

Spiral Wrap Flu-Flu Fletching

By TrueFlight Feathers The quick and easy way to make a very effective, low cost flu-flu arrow. Ideal for aerial and close range targets!   CAUTION: ONLY TRUEFLIGHT SPECIALLY PREPARED FULL LENGTH FOR SPIRAL WRAP HAVE A SUPER THIN QUILL TO EASILY WRAP AROUND THE SHAFT. Regular full length will not wrap around the arrow […]

Arrow Tips by Gold Tip: Bare Shaft Tuning

Arrow Assembly Broadhead Tuning Paper Tuning Bare Shaft Tuning Bare Shaft Tuning Gold Tip recommends bare shaft tuning for any setup shot with a finger release. In order to use this method you will need two fletched arrows and two bare shafts. Follow the illustrations below  to fine tune your setup. This diagram depicts optimal […]

Arrow Tips by Gold Tip: Arrow Assembly

Arrow Assembly Broadhead Tuning Paper Tuning Bare Shaft Tuning Arrow Assembly Gold Tip arrows are not only the best performing arrows on the market; they are also the most user-friendly. With proper care and by adhering to the assembly instructions below you will find Gold Tip shafts quick and easy to assemble in any configuration […]

Setting Up An Archery Range

setting up your own archery range

by Johnathan Karch   So Where Do I Go To Shoot My Bow? I find that one of the toughest issues for new archers is not what bow or arrows to get, but where are they going to shoot? Not everyone has a local archery range that they can stop by anytime to shoot. A […]

Traditional Archery Accessories

traditional archery accessories

By: Dale Karch and Todd Smith Fill in the gaps in your archery gear with some essential archery accessories. Who can resist the beautiful woods and graceful lines of a fine custom recurve or longbow? Or, how about handcrafted, all-leather back quivers filled with stunning wooden arrows? These are the items that normally get all […]

Product Demos: How-To Videos from 3Rivers Archery 9

3rivers archery product demos

3Rivers Archery Product Demos/How-To Videos Assembling the Tomahawk Take-Down Longbow Dale Karch of 3Rivers Archery demonstrates how to assemble and disassemble a Tomahawk Take-Down Longbow. .   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 […]

Choosing a Broadhead for the Shot of a Lifetime

choosing a broadhead

By Dean VanderHorst Arrow Production Manager When choosing a broadhead, there is a lot of information out there to wade through that can be confusing and overwhelming. “Do I shoot 2-blade or 3-blade?” “Is 4-blade better than both?” “What really is a fixed blade broadhead?” “How important is grain weight?” “Why would I want a […]

Sharpening Traditional Broadheads

Sharpening broadheads

By: Dale Karch and Todd Smith Sharpening broadheads is a misunderstood, but necessary art. The guy behind the counter hands you your first pack of cut-on-contact broadheads. First there’s the blank stare… the deer in the headlights look. Then you see a glimmer of the light flickering on as the realization sinks in. “You mean […]

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