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Off the Arrow Shelf

31 EpisodesProduced by Rob JonesWebsite

The thoughts and experiences of a UK field archer and coach. I hope to cover shoot reports, equipment, book reviews, shooting tips, coaching ideas, and advice. Check out the website shooting instinctively for years, mostly recurve bows or flatbows for last few years… read more

31 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Episode 26 - some thoughts on archery coaching in 2021

January 19th, 2021


Welcome to episode 26 from Off the Arrow Shelf. In this podcast episode I want to offer some thoughts on how archery coaches and students are going to have to adapt in light of COVID 19 restrictions.

I mention the guys …

Micro messages - we aren't islands

January 18th, 2021


Monday and a micro podcast about how I reached out and  called and talked to friends over weekend, some I hadn't spoken to for months even years.

You might find it makes you feel better .

Micro messages - repairs with AC-DC

January 16th, 2021


So managed to get out of house and into shed to get some repairs on target boss frames with help of AC-DC Iron man 2 soundtrack 

Stay safe and well 

Micro messages - walk in the rain

January 13th, 2021


Not feeling positive so a walk in rain might 

Episode 25 - Start of the New Year

January 8th, 2021


Welcome to episode 25 from Off the Arrow Shelf. The first full episode of 2021. Happy New year everyone. As always, I hope you and all your family …

Micro Podcast 02 - Cold day but good for a walk

January 7th, 2021


So this is the second of the micro podcasts and today it is literally freezing and I think it has been all day.

I could have stayed in the house sat …

Micro episode 01 Messages of support to all archery friends, family and everyone struggling

January 6th, 2021


The start of 2021 is proving challenging for many and I wanted to create some short posts to offer some support. Not necessarily archery focussed but more general at times. I know I have and in some ways still am …

episode 24 - some planning for new course and thanks

December 31st, 2020


Welcome to episode 24 from Off the Arrow Shelf. In this podcast episode I want to say a huge thanks to those who have provided support and encouragement over the past few months with respect to producing these podcasts. …

Episode 23 - Some good news for our club

December 5th, 2020


Welcome to episode 23 from Off the Arrow Shelf. In this podcast episode am going to keep it brief but I wanted to share some potentially good news about my archery club and also give a shout out to High Power Archery …

episode 22 - A bit of Q&A on first bows and ramblings

November 23rd, 2020


Welcome to episode 22 from Off the Arrow Shelf. In this podcast episode I will try to answer a couple of couple of listeners questions on what to think about when selecting your first bow, along with a bit of a ramble.

Episode 21 – Some thoughts on shooting in cold weather

November 13th, 2020


HI Everyone and welcome back to this episode. 

I hope this finds you well?

I wanted to offer some quick tips and thoughts on things to consider when …

Episode 20 - Some tips and pitfalls for archer

November 3rd, 2020


Hi everyone and welcome back to this episode. We made it to 20 episodes!!

I want to say a huge thank you, for your support and comments. I really do appreciate the support that has been given me.

As always, I hope you …

Episode 19 – Tips on reading field courses - Don’t over think it.

October 23rd, 2020


Hi everyone and welcome back to another podcast.  As always, I hope you and all your family are doing well?

So, following on from the last podcast on …

Episode 18 – Look twice, shoot Once – some thoughts on distance judgement in field archery

October 14th, 2020


Hi everyone and welcome to another podcast.

Hope you are doing well?

I have recorded this episode back to back with episode 19 as the topics were merging together at one stage. So, in this episode I am taking a look at …

Episode 17 - Some thoughts on coaching

October 5th, 2020


Hi everyone

Hope you are doing well? In this episode I am taking a look at coaching and how I see the difference in coaching approaches from an instructional level through to mentor.

Also mention the NFAS AGM and …

Episode 16 Wooden Arrow making part 3

September 28th, 2020


Yes, it is, indeed part three of me trying to explain how I make wooden arrows and, in this episode I try to explain how I tune the arrows in. This is the last of the wooden arrow making trilogy and I really hope it has …

Episode 15 - Arrow making part 2

September 20th, 2020


Welcome to episode 15 from Off the Arrow Shelf. In this podcast episode I will be going through how and what I record when I am going through my process of making wooden arrows.

As I came to the end of this podcast I …

Episode 14 – Arrow constructions part 1

September 12th, 2020


So, following requests from some listeners I am focusing this and the next podcast on arrow making, giving my thoughts and starting the breakdown of …

Episode 13 - Getting the right coach and comic duo

September 4th, 2020


So, in this episode which marks a the 13th episode (unlucky for some) I am going to be talking a little about the importance of finding a good coach you can work with, along with saying how coaching made me think of a …

Episode 12 - Current view of Field Archery

August 28th, 2020


So in this episode I am going to give a bit of a review of the current situation field archery is in in UK or at least a perspective of how some NFAS clubs are coping with COVID-19 and have started to run competitions …

Episode 11 - the Archers triangle - mental game

August 21st, 2020


In this episode I cover the last element of the archers triangle - that of the archer and the archers mindset when it comes to  shooting. It is a huge topic and I made mention of a couple of books which are detailed …

Episode 10 - Archers Triangle - Shot Sequence

August 15th, 2020


So this is episode 10, double figures time already.

In this podcast I will be continuing to look at the Archers Triangle and focusing on the Archer side of the triangle. In the previous podcast I talked about the …

Episode 09 - The Archers Triangle - Archer physical aspects

August 8th, 2020


So in this episode I focus on the third side of the Archers Triangle, that of the archer. Possibly the hardest element of the triangle to control as …

Episode 08 - Archers Triangle - the bow side

August 1st, 2020


Continuing the series on the Archers Triangle concept I mentioned back in episode 6. This episode gives some thoughts on the second side of the triangle the Bow. How this might affect the archer, touching on topics like …

Episode 07 - Archers Triangle - the Arrow

July 25th, 2020


In this podcast I am expanding on the concept of the Archers Triangle, focusing on the arrow initially.

This covers one of the sides of the triangle and looks at some of the aspects to be considered when thinking about …

Episode 06 - The Archers Triangle

July 18th, 2020


In this podcast I am going to introduce the concept of the Archers Triangle.  Whether you are a target archer, hunter or field shooter. Archery can be broken down into three components, Archer, Arrow and Bow. These …

Episode 05 - Filtering out the noise

July 13th, 2020


SO in this episode I am going to talk about the wealth of resources out there for archers, but also the dangers of getting swamped by all the different messages and advice.

Episode 04 - What is Instinctive Archery

July 6th, 2020


Here I explore what my thoughts are on Instinctive archery and what it means to me. I mention Grizzly Jim so here is a link to his channel - Archery Adventures YouTube  (

As …

Episode 03 - Some back story

June 30th, 2020


So it's traditional to provide some background of how you got into archery, how long I've been shooting and so on. So I've tried to do this here.

Telling how I fist started all those years ago. Sorry if it rambles on a …

Episode 02 - Back to the woods

June 26th, 2020


In this, the second instalment from off the arrow shelf I will be talking about our return to woods after a long break thanks to COVID-19. I'll be trying to offer some advice on things to consider, beyond the obvious …

Episode 01 - Welcome

June 19th, 2020


Welcome to this, the inaugural podcast from Off the arrow shelf.

I’m Rob Jones, a field archer in the UK who is hoping to help other archers and  do my bit to promote the hobby of field archery here in the Britain.

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