Easy Stick-on Arrow Rest

For folks like me who like to use stick-on arrow rests, here’s a cheapie that is very easy to make.

First, you need a “clip strip.” “Clip strips” are used by many retail stores to display merchandise and most stores will give you some used ones rather than throw them away. One full-length clip strip can be used to make about a dozen arrow rests. You will need scissors, double stick tape, and a lighter.

The next thing to do is lay out the clip strip for cutting.

Cut off one of the hook sections from the strip and shape it to fit the bow.

Apply double stick tape to the back and trim it to fit.

Use a lighter and “gently” heat the clip at the joint to bend it out slightly.

Remove the backing from the tape and stick the arrow rest onto your bow. When applying it to the bow, tilt the front very slightly to level the retaining finger. You can adjust the length of the finger and the overall shape of the rest to suit yourself.


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  1. Mike August 8, 2018 at 9:24 am - Reply

    Great Idea. And I do like elevated rests. They improve the flight and tuning of arrows. Particularly on bows that have a very flat shelf. If your bow has a nice radius shelf I find I don’t need an elevated rest. I’m over simplifying a bit, but in general I find this to be the case. Excellent tip…..Mike

  2. deepriverbowman August 8, 2018 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Thanx George. Awesome tip – Simple, easy, and entirely customizable for whatever bow you shoot. I suppose you could even poke a hole in it for a pressure button if desired.

  3. PAUL T SCHNELL August 10, 2018 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Ingenious idea, George. Nifty way to repurpose plastic given a world that is drowning in waste plastic garbage (up to 14 million tons flow into the oceans every year)!

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