January 16th, 2009, 01:50 PM
This is a bow/ bag holder that I made. I wanted something that I could use in multiple locations..so I made this so that I just insert a 3/8 lag bolt into the end and clamp it down on the head with the locking wing bolt. then I just screw it into the tree. and it has enough strength to hold my bow and my backpack which together are about 10-12lbs. Then, if I like the tree that I am in, (usually used with with my climber or when hunting on locations that have stands but no holders) I simply unclamp the lock and take the holder with me and leave the lag bolt in the tree for the next visit.. If I get a bolt that doesnt have a very sharp point or a tree that is really tough to start the bolt, I also have a drill bit that I welded a nut to and use it to start a pilot.... this usually works out. .... the end of the rod is double heat shrunk to provide cushion for the bow and noise free removal.