Twisted Stave… What’s that all about?
In a word, uniqueness. A stave is a wedge shaped hunk of a tree and the precursor to a primitive bow. Since it’s a natural thing it’s often gnarled, full of knots, and yes, twisted. If a would be bowyer is going to get anything useful out of that tangled mass of grain and knots they’ll have to come at it in a different way. They’ll have to recognize and admire the imperfections and see the beauty in the challenge. If they succeed, they’ll have a one of a kind bow in their hands.
We are Twisted Stave Media because that is exactly how we approach our projects. We don’t try to mold it to some preconceived notion of what we think it should be, but rather, seek out the nuances that make it engaging and memorable. Whether it’s a full length documentary or a short video tutorial, we strive to get at the things that make it unique. In other words, we tell stories that matter.
Here at Twisted Stave, hunting and fishing isn’t just a pastime, it’s who we are and where we got started. The enjoyment that we get from being surrounded by nature or chasing game in truly wild country is a very personal thing. There are, however, aspects that we can all appreciate, no matter what we carry in our hands. The way the frost embroiders the margin of a blackberry leaf on a crisp morning like salt on a margarita glass, the intensity of a shorthair on point, the spray off an open face reel when a big fish makes a run. These are the things that we remember; the things that are most important. But unfortunately they’re the things that are rarely captured. Here at Twisted Stave, we come at it from a different angle, quite literally. Through our video production we bring these things to the forefront to tell the stories to be remembered.
Hunting & Conservation video production isn’t all we do. Twisted Stave Media specializes in producing informative and entertaining outdoor educational material. Backcountry College is an educational series produced in association with Backcountry Hunters & Anglers that covers all sorts of hunting, fishing, and camping topics for every outdoorsman from rookie to expert. Whether you’re interested in how to pitch a tarp tent, build a fire, or sharpen a knife, Backcountry College has something for everyone.
The traditional archery video series covers, in detail, how to make a longbow, as well as other traditional archery related DIY projects. Other videos show how to make traditional arrows, serve a bowstring, make a bow fishing reel, and much, much more.