Ripcord Arrow Rests
TBM's Tracking Spiders
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Buckskin22 23-Oct-19
fubar racin 23-Oct-19
Luvtotrap 23-Oct-19
Nick Muche 23-Oct-19
Surfbow 24-Oct-19
Quinn @work 24-Oct-19
stick n string 24-Oct-19
elkstabber 24-Oct-19
Woods Walker 24-Oct-19
Surfbow 24-Oct-19
Shiras42 24-Oct-19
Franklin 24-Oct-19
jdee 24-Oct-19
fubar racin 24-Oct-19
Bow Bullet 24-Oct-19
Starfire 24-Oct-19
HUNT MAN 24-Oct-19
XbowfromNY 24-Oct-19
BigOzzie 24-Oct-19
cnelk 24-Oct-19
jdee 24-Oct-19
kentuckbowhnter 24-Oct-19
crowe 24-Oct-19
wkochevar 24-Oct-19
Quailhunter 25-Oct-19
Bou'bound 25-Oct-19
EmbryOklahoma 25-Oct-19
Jeff Holchin 25-Oct-19
fubar racin 25-Oct-19
APauls 25-Oct-19
fubar racin 25-Oct-19
GhostBird 25-Oct-19
fubar racin 25-Oct-19
LINK 25-Oct-19
WapitiBob 25-Oct-19
Nick Muche 25-Oct-19
BC173 25-Oct-19
MQQSE 25-Oct-19
'Ike' (Phone) 25-Oct-19
Chuckster 25-Oct-19
t-roy 25-Oct-19
Dooner 25-Oct-19
From: Buckskin22
23-Oct-19
I'm listening to the latest Meateater podcast and one of the topics they're discussing is myths we've all heard about daddy long legs spiders. A listener wrote in to tell a story about losing the blood trail on a buck and being assisted by the dandy long legs spiders that congregated on pin drops of blood to ultimately find his buck.

Were TBM's claims verified by this independent source or has his legendary trolling finally reached Steve Rinella and crew? Either way I'll be looking for spiders on my next track job.

From: fubar racin
23-Oct-19
Haha I posted about this Monday hahaha!

From: Luvtotrap
23-Oct-19
Wth I'm seriously getting old,

Wouldn't need the tracking spiders if you had used the ham blaster shot

From: Nick Muche
23-Oct-19
TBM was in the very top tier of bowsite posters when it comes to results. Spiders or not, we were better with him around.

From: Surfbow
24-Oct-19
I agree Nick, I'd trade 4-5 of the newer guys just to have TBM back...

From: Quinn @work
24-Oct-19
My vote goes to bring back TBM. The guy was a classic. You really never knew if he was trolling or not.

The best was when he made that solo trek to Montana and killed a bull on public land much to all the doubters dismay. I think it was his first elk and first attempt?

Anyone got that cartoon picture of him sitting in a tree stand in his Alabama hat, tracking spiders, etc pic? That was a classic.

24-Oct-19
Helped a buddy track a 130 gross buck lsst night, got to him and....daddy long legger took off from the entrance wound blood. Immediately thought tracking spiders!

From: elkstabber
24-Oct-19
I too thought of TBM when I was blood trailing a buck a few days ago and saw daddy long legs on the blood spots. His buck-wresting story was epic but he also told a lot of epic failures. I'm on the fence as to his value here on bowsite.

As I remember he supposedly shot a bull his first time hunting elk but he got lots of help from Mule Power, who (I think) said he later regretted helping TBM. Also, the following year TBM went back for elk and was supposedly successful. Since he was banned here he posted his success photos on Rokslide. Rokslide members then debunked the photos as being from someone else and he was then banned from Rokslide.

From: Woods Walker
24-Oct-19
In Illinois you can use them, but they have to be on a leash........

From: Surfbow
24-Oct-19
He did kill an elk in Montana, totally cold-turkey on elk hunting, that was a classic thread...

From: Shiras42
24-Oct-19
I am pretty sure he got thrown off the Traditional Bowhunters group on facespace as well. The guy knows how to push buttons.

From: Franklin
24-Oct-19
Woods....too funny.

I`m just trying to figure out how long a tracking job would take....days, weeks. They don`t travel very far and what do you use to track the spider when you lose sight of it. I need answers dammit!

From: jdee
24-Oct-19
+1 Nick. TBM was a fun time on BS now days it’s gotten PC and kind of boring around here.

From: fubar racin
24-Oct-19
Yea I miss TBM too we have a few wannabes no doubt but they have very little if any comedic value....

From: Bow Bullet
24-Oct-19
Franklin - I'm sure Garmin is developing a spider model of the Astra so you will be able to keep up with them.

From: Starfire
24-Oct-19
I breed, train and sell tracking spiders. Mostly daddy long legs but some burrowing spiders for the deer that dig tunnels to get escape ( a lot of hunters don't know that's a thing). We will have full page adds in all the magazines just as soon as I get bought out by Ferralade sports.

From: HUNT MAN
24-Oct-19
I agree with Nick. Steve was great entertainment and a hell of a Hunter. He killed a elk first try and then did it again. He also made me laugh when he went after the so called greats on this site and they whined and had him kicked off.. he was a classic for sure. HDYLMK

From: XbowfromNY
24-Oct-19
Did somebody say "TBM"?

From: BigOzzie
24-Oct-19
I don't miss TBM, but I never understood his humor, I found him annoying more than anything.

From: cnelk
24-Oct-19
Man, all someone has to do is sell some spiders named 'Sitka' or 'Kuiu' and you'd be wealthy.

24-Oct-19
The problem with spiders is they occasionally get side-tracked by the presence of corn piles.

I liked TBM's sense of humor, but mine is a little off as well so this is not a ringing endorsement:)

From: jdee
24-Oct-19
+1 Nick. TBM was a fun time on BS now days it’s gotten PC and kind of boring around here.

24-Oct-19
TBM might be the greatest elk hunter that ever lived.

From: crowe
24-Oct-19
I actually miss reading his posts, but miss reading the replies more! Bring him back.

From: wkochevar
24-Oct-19
Did anybody really know who TBM was? I was pretty new here towards his end and I couldn't quite figure out whether he was real or made up.... Did enjoy his threads tho!

From: Quailhunter
25-Oct-19
Pretty sure he has videos on YouTube that aren’t too out there. I recognized him on there one day watching turkey videos. I think he enjoyed trolling around this place and wasn’t as nuts as he led on.

From: Bou'bound
25-Oct-19
The people who take themselves or others too seriously never got the TBM thing. It’s all about entertainment and he entertained.

25-Oct-19
I asked him on FB if he'd entertain coming back to Bowsite and this was his response... "Nah, there's too many rifle hunters on that site." LMAO!!

25-Oct-19
Sure the tracking spiders would work in warm weather, but what about on the cold winter Months up north?

From: fubar racin
25-Oct-19

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From: APauls
25-Oct-19
TBM would have been pure awesome if he had a measure of self control. I think the problem was when he would literally attempt to take over every single thread. You couldn't get away. Every part of bowsite was TBM. It's easy to think back of "how great we had it in Egypt" but you forget about the bad parts. It's like a gruelling hard hunt. When you're in it, it can flat out suck, but later we remember it as an awesome experience, and the bad parts gloss over. It's how people can have multiple kids lol. TBM was flat out hilarious sometimes but I do also remember him invading every single thread, and not every thread needed to have the "TBM flavour" to it. There's most likely a reason he's been booted from all the forums... Just food for thought ;) I enjoyed his humor part time, and I was an eye roller part time.

From: fubar racin
25-Oct-19

From: GhostBird
25-Oct-19
Good ol' TBM... that boy just couldn't help himself. He was the Trump of Bowsite.

From: fubar racin
25-Oct-19
And here we have an example of the TBM wannabe crowd all the annoyance without the humor....

From: LINK
25-Oct-19
I was glad to see TBM go but I’ll admit I kinda miss the guy. It gets slow around here sometimes...

From: WapitiBob
25-Oct-19
He was the same clown on every forum he moved too; looking for "next level" folks he could relate too.

From: Nick Muche
25-Oct-19
""Nah, there's too many rifle hunters on that site." LMAO!! "

Now that is a classic TBM response and exactly why I miss his sense of humor!

From: BC173
25-Oct-19
I agree with Nick. Sometimes he had me scratching my head, thinking WTF, and other times he had me laughing my ass off. One thing for sure though, there never was a dull moment when he was here.

From: MQQSE
25-Oct-19
He was pure entertainment. I miss his posts and responses.

25-Oct-19
What BC said...You’d never know what might come from him!

From: Chuckster
25-Oct-19
When the PY convention was in Phoenix. I went up to Pat and said "Are you Pat"? He said yea. I said "Hi, I'm TBM". He says "no your not" LOL. Had a good laugh with that one.

From: t-roy
25-Oct-19
APauls X2. Very well stated.

From: Dooner
25-Oct-19
APauls X3.

TMB was a prevacatour, probably very high IQ, likely an egomaniac, and hugely entertaining. For me, I'll never forget his first elk hunt, where he used a toilet plunger for his bugle, and got his bull!! Priceless. He definitely had fun with us.

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