Apex Predator Bows, LLC
My name is Marty Thompson, and I have been building bows since 1998. My first was a hickory self-bow that I still shoot occasionally. I built quite a few bamboo-backed bows before I changed to fiberglass laminated bows. I find them more durable, and I love the look of the exotic woods under clear glass.
I spent over 20 years in the United States Navy and retired in 2006. Since retiring, I have more time to devote to my bow-building passion. My wife and I have been married for 20 years and have 2 teen-aged children who keep us busy. We live in Southeast Georgia and try to spend as much time as possible on the water fishing or in a river swamp hunting.
I offer four different model longbows:
The Cumberland is my flagship model, a straight profile longbow with just a touch of string follow. Her limbs are 1-3/8" wide, and the riser is cut 1/8" from center. She is available in lengths from 62-68" nock-to-nock. This bow is a sweet shooter and deadly quiet.
The Sapelo is my mild deflex/reflex longbow and is available in lengths from 62-66" nock-to-nock. Her limbs are 1-3/8" wide, and the riser is cut 1/8" from center. This beauty is for those who don't like lots of curve in a longbow and prefer that "D" shape when strung.
The Ossabaw is my pronounced deflex/reflex longbow and is available in lengths from 60-64" nock-to-nock. This one is 1-3/8" wide, and the arrow shelf is cut to center. She is very well-mannered for a fast bow!
The Wassaw is my three piece longbow. She is a reverse risered three piece longbow available in lengths of 60-62". She a very stable shooting platform and very forgiving, with a little extra brace height. Don't let her fool you though, because she is no slouch!
I use only the highest quality materials. Each bow gets four precisely ground tapered laminations, the best fiberglass, and smooth-on epoxy. I spray every bow with Fullerplast catalyzed varnish. All bows come with a custom bow sock and choice of Dacron B-50 or Dynaflight 97 string.
Fullerplast frosted finish
I meticulously build each longbow to fit your needs.