Friday, February 5, 2016

Spring Pikas!

We thought with turkey season coming up we would put a few pika's on the shelf. They are all in the mid to upper 40s, we added two one piece bows, a right hand two piece and a left hand two piece!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Thinking about a target bow?

  Many target shooters these days are favoring longbows, we are seeing a large swing to light poundage 66" longbows. Our whip is a top pick with most customers inquiring about heavy riser materials. Shooters who want a larger riser with mass weight are shooting our Lynx, some running  66" reflex deflex longbow limbs and others the 60" recurve limb. Recurve shooters looking for the ultimate in limb stability also have the option of our 64"SS recurve.

  As for draw weight many settle right around the 40 Pound mark, though with the light weight carbon arrows available now some are shooting mid 30s with light arrows getting flat trajectory and no fatigue.

  If you are thinking about a target bow give us a call or email and see what we can do to fit your exact needs.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Inventory is going out fast however we are still slipping some new ones in, This week we have a new one piece Whip and a new one piece Pika

Monday, January 11, 2016

Another new year

   Well we are a few days into 2016 and we are excited to continue on building bows to the best of our ability.  Here at Toelke Traditional Archery we build, shape and finish every bow. There are no computerized, automated, cooky cutter machines in our shop. This involved process means we are always searching for any little thing that might improve the quality of our bows.

Points of interest for the new year:

The 60" Chinook is back!

We have a new source for beaver tails in Brown and Black for Super-D and Classic bow grips. Im happy to announce the leather quality is better than we could have hoped! 
And for you who havn't seen, we are also using Beaver tail for all of our arrow rests, were still not sure  how long they last but its darn near forever.

The Whip longbow is still our #1 selling bow and with over ten years of improvements it is ever more spectacular.

The pika is selling strong and we are getting great feedback from their owners, check out the talk on 

The Bow bolt take down system in our bows is gaining popularity every year. Last year one fourth of our Whip's, Pika's, Chinook's and SS's were built around a Mycarta riser with a bow bolt.

And as always we have been hunting down leads on great hardwood for risers and limb veneers. Our wood room has some really nice stuff ready to go in your new custom bow.


Wednesday, December 30, 2015


We just added a TD Pika and a one piece Whip to our inventory. Those looking to place custom orders we are running under eight weeks(as usual).

Monday, December 21, 2015

Pika grip compared with Whip

  We are hearing a lot of talk about the grip on the pika and thought we would help clarify as best we can. 
   The Pika grip(top bow) is slightly shallower from the saddle to the back of the bow. Compared to a standard height Whip the Pika has a slight bit more angle to the grip. The back of the bow also has a bit more angle to it where the fingers lay. We feel this grip aids in the shootability of the Pika. 
   As seen on this picture both bows are very similar in the way they set your hand. Both put your hand in the same position and do so with very little to no thought from the shooter. A huge bonus for those who already shoot our bows is that going from a standard Whip to a standard Pika usually causes no point of impact change.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Nearing the end of 2015

   Orders placed now(Nov. 30) will most likely ship after Christmas so if you are looking to have a new bow in the new year place your order now. For those wanting a new bow before Christmas we have stocked our inventory in preparation. Keep in mind it is not best to ship during the week before Christmas.  We hope you have a great month and remember when things get stressful, its time for a shooting break!