Many years ago, when the bowyer John McCullough was building Shrew bows for Ron LaClair, he came up with an excellent idea. Why not create a recurve limbed version of the coveted Shrew Longbows? This is how the Shrew Stalker recurve bow came to be.
Then, through the years and after some important changes and refinements to the Shrew Stalker, it was re-named the Shrew Lil’ Favorite.
From its inception, the Lil Favorite recurve with its graceful forward-facing grip, enhanced the natural pointability of this sweet little recurve and allowed for a silky smooth draw and impressive accuracy, especially for such a short and powerful bow.
This highly effective limb design was called “Semi Static Recurve Limbs” by Ron LaClair, and when combined with the advantages of the forward grip design, it was possible to make a compact 54″ hunting recurve bow that offered a smooth drawing experience and a powerful cast for archers and bowhunters everywhere. Another built-in advantage of the “Semi Static Recurve Limbs” is that they act as a lever reducing the angle of string pinch on the archer’s drawing hand! As the limbs are drawn back, the tips act as levers and create a wider angle of the string on the drawing hand. This minimizes string pinch and allows clean releases and more accurate shooting.
The Lil’ Favorite static recurve hasn’t been available for years, but thanks to the partnership between Henry Bodnik of Bodnik Bows and Ron LaClair, this once popular bow is available again!
Once this agreement was made, Henry Bodnik got together with the skilled bowyers at Bodnik Bows and they made some important improvements to the Lil’ Favorite Shrew Recurve. It’s important for recurve bows with slender fast limbs and narrow limb tips to track perfectly during the draw and during the shot. To ensure the most efficient, strong, non-twist limbs possible on all our Shrew Lil Favorite recurve bows we are now building all Shrew Lil Favorite limbs around a center layer of our no-torque Stabil Core material. Now this short 54” recurve is even more powerful and comfortable to shoot than ever before – even for instinctive archers with long draws of up to 31″!
- Bow: Recurve Lil Favorite
- Bow length AMO: 54″
- Bow length AMO: 56″ Check the custom Shrew Bow to order your 56″ Lil Favourite recurve bow!
- Bow length strung tip to tip: 52″
- Draw weights: 25 – 70 lbs, choose Custom Shrew for lbs up to 100 lbs
- Riser: Mycarta / Charcoal
- Limbs: Charcoal veneer on Shrew Bows Super Flex Bamboo with Bearpaw Power glass crystal-clear and Stabil Core
- Limb tips: Reinforced Mycarta tips
- String: Shrew Whisper String
- Warranty: Rock Solid 30 Years Shrew Bows Warranty
- Scope of delivery: Shrew Bows whisper string, shrew wool string silencers, fleece bow sleeve, string holder, shelf rest
For detailed information on all the Shrew Bows available please visit the Shrew Bows section of our online shop. Technical information and draw weight graphs for every model are available there.
For technical assistance or for personal advice to help you select the perfect Shrew Bow for you, please call us at 219-828-5003 or send us an email here: firstname.lastname@example.org
We do not keep all bows in stock. Please view our list of available shrew bows here.
We recommend our Shrew Whisper String for all of our Shrew Bows and all other traditional bows that can be shot with high-performance, low-stretch bowstrings. Don`t forget to order right away an extra string!
When choosing your bowstring, please note that due to the slim limbs for all Shrew Bows (Classic Hunter II, Super Shrew II, Lil Favorite) a Shrew Whisper String for Longbows is required. All Shrew Bows are built according to the ATA string length standard (String length = Bow length – 3″)