JET Archery was born from a lifetime of hunting, in fact 3 generations of traditional long bow hunting.  I built these bows to solve all the weaknesses I found in other bows.  Bear, Caribou, Pronghorn, Whitetail Deer, Moose, Javalina, Antelope, Wild Boar, Turkey and an abundance of small game have all fallen to JET longbows.


Fast, smooth, quiet and efficient, all bows must meet my standards or they do not go out.


Over the years I have purchased several bows from John Schulz and John Lee who were both taught how to build long bows by Howard Hill.  When these two gentlemen stopped building bows, it forced me to look elsewhere for a semi longbow.


After trying many bowyer's semi longbows, I realized that they weren't the same and the magic was missing.  At that point, I decided the only way I was going to get a bow that had the same magic was to build it myself.  Since that turning point, I have made it my mission to recreate the bows of the past.  I have been building bows for the last 15 years.  I have been successful in unlocking the secrets to making a true semi longbow shoot the way it should.

​Joel Templin