Bipod - If someone else will be holding the sticks while you set your rifle in them. Tripod - If you are hunting alone and want the sticks to stay in position on their own while you set your rifle in them and/or want the added rigidity of a third leg. SuperCompact Tripods are for those who like to travel incognito with a shorter take-down case (Blaser, double rifles) and need a more compact set of shooting sticks. This is also our most versatile option as you can use these from the sitting/kneeling or standing position depending on which sections you deploy.
Engineered to Deliver
The new Fly’s Eye® Tripod is engineered to deliver unmatched support with twice as many points of contact as traditional shooting sticks. The innovative pivoting head clamps onto the top sections of our two-piece aluminum connector which anchors the rear support arm. These new models offer best in class overall performance due to their intuitive rugged design; ability to change the point of impact to a material degree (50’ at 100 yards) without repositioning the sticks; compactness when taken apart; light weight; and quietness — all backed by the only unconditional lifetime warranty in the business. Like all of our other shooting sticks, these are hand-crafted, one-at-a-time, in our Ohio workshop and are the only product of its type made in the USA.
No expense was spared to build the best products possible.
The pivot head utilizes an investment-grade aluminum casting sleeved with an indestructible polymer that fully encases the stainless steel pivot ball. The rear support arm can open up to 30 degrees and this creates a 20” span between the two points of contact. That length is ideal for double rifles, single shots and bolt actions.
Two different versions of this pivot head were prototyped for extensive testing before we perfected it and filed our patent.
The new one-piece suede leather bridge top does what ordinary two-piece circular tops cannot; it encircles most of your rifles’ fore end which permits you to lean into the sticks and flex the legs in the direction you want to shoot without your fore end coming out of them. If you want to move your point of impact with our tripod version, you must first sweep the front leg of the tripod out of the way (see video below) and place it behind the rear support arm pivot head assembly. Once that front leg is out of the way, flexing the legs will allow you to move the point of impact either way (see video) a total of approximately 50' at 100 yards to follow moving game without repositioning the legs. Please be careful not to over-flex the legs as they may lose purchase if you try to change the point of impact more than the amount referenced above without repositioning them. When you fold the sticks up to walk with them, the leather bridge top is held in place by the scissoring action of the two short wood portions at the top.
If you do not have the extra few seconds to deploy the rear support arm, or are taking a close shot and do not need it, you can use them as traditional shooting sticks.
When we tighten the larger screw on the pivot arm, it constricts the aluminum sleeve and the indestructible polymer that lines it to secure it to the top section of our two-piece connector. You do not need to adjust it and that one screw alone is enough to secure the pivot arm. However, we always like to over-engineer our products, so in order to provide additional security, we have added a smaller black set screw that is sealed in place with Loctite® at the factory.
The rear support arm “V” is designed to go behind the pistol grip of the rifle. Do not put it directly behind the trigger guard as they are not designed to be used from that position.
When in use, the spread between the bottom legs on the ground is approximately 4’ depending on whether you are on the shorter or taller end of the height distribution for the size you purchase. This spread is required to allow the rear support arm “V” to spread out far enough to securely hold the rifle stock behind the pistol grip.
We orient the support arm differently for left and right handed shooters; please ensure you select your preference when placing your order.
5' 5" - 5' 8"
5' 9" - 6'
6' 1" - 6' 3"
* Contact us if you need a longer size
* Tripod 2-Piece Model: Oak shafts without a carrying case start at $499 * Tripod 2-Piece Fully Loaded Model: Hickory shafts, leather bridge tops, anodized matte black metallic parts, and heavy-duty canvas carrying case is priced at $549. Save $30 versus adding these items individually.
* Tripod SuperCompact Fully Loaded Model: Hickory shafts, leather bridge tops, anodized matte black metallic parts, and heavy-duty canvas carrying case is priced at $699. Save $30 versus adding these items individually.
Using Your Sticks - Setup Procedures
Note: Always keep your finger out of the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot.
While what follows may sound complicated, once you watch the videos below you will see how intuitive it is to make the adjustments described.
Grasp the two back sections of the tripod and cast the shorter front leg out front. Spread the two back legs approximately 4’ apart to your proper height and plant the sharpened bottoms in the ground
Grasp the rear support arm and pull it back towards you. The rear support arm is designed to stay where you put it so it will require a few pounds of force to open or close it.
Once the tripod is set, unsling your rifle, place the rear part of the stock just behind the pistol grip in the black capped rear support “V”, and the fore end in the front leather bridge top.
Moving Front Leg of Tripod Out of the Way - If you want to move your point of impact left, right or up or down with the tripod version, you must first sweep the front leg of the tripod out of the way (see video) and place it behind the rear support arm pivot head assembly. The sticks are configured this way so you do not have to put any part of yourself in front of the muzzle when sweeping the front leg out of the way.
Moving Point of Impact Left or Right - The new one-piece suede leather bridge top and rear support arm does what ordinary shooting sticks cannot; it allows you to lean into the sticks and flex the legs to change your point of impact left or right (see video) without the front or the back of the rifle coming out of them. To accomplish this you must keep some downward pressure on both the front rest and rear support arm. Leaning into the sticks and flexing the legs while maintaining downward pressure on the rifle will allow you to move the point of impact left or right (see video) approximately 50' at 100 yards to follow moving game without repositioning the legs. Please be careful not to over-flex the legs as they may lose purchase if you try to change the point of impact more than the amount referenced above without repositioning them.
Changing Point of Impact Up or Down - If you want to change your point of impact up, simply maintain control of you rifle and lean back into the sticks. If you want to change your point of impact down, simply maintain control of you rifle and lean into the sticks.
How does the Bridge Top Stay On? When you fold the sticks up to walk with them, the leather bridge top is held in place by the scissoring action of the two top wood portions.
Advantages versus other models
Intuitive design that is easier to adjust; there are no buttons under tension that all have to be pushed in at the same time, or sleeve you have to carry to make them longer or shorter.
Heavy-duty construction and two points of contact make them extremely rigid.
Lighter weight: Approximately 3.5 pounds.
Quieter: No hollow aluminum tubes to conduct sound.
Compact: Shorter when taken apart; the longest section of our XL model is only 38” long. SuperCompacts are even shorter with larges measuring only 29"
Nothing affixed to your front sling swivel which makes it difficult to carry or sling your rifle.
Covered by the only Unconditional Lifetime Warranty in the industry with local spare parts inventory if you lose or damage anything.