A Look At The Spyder Takedown Recurve Bow

A Look At The Spyder Takedown Recurve Bow – Is It Really The Samick Sage 2.0?

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In this article, I am going to take a look at the Spyder Takedown Recurve Bow.
Is it really the Samick Sage 2.0 as many like to say? The Samick Sage is a fantastic recurve bow and one of the most bought takedown bows out there.
Can this be topped? Can a perfect bow be even more perfect?

Read everything you need to know below and choose for yourself:

How I Fell In Love With The Spyder Takedown Bow

We always say that the first love is the one you will never forget.
The same is true for your first bow.

My Samick Sage was a true friend and I loved shooting with it.
However, when I was about to get a new Samick Sage I came across another bow.

It was called the “Spyder Takedown Bow“. The description claimed that it was the improved version of the Samick Sage.

This intrigued me and I started doing some research.
What I found made me fall in love with it immediately. I didn’t wait long to get my very own Spyder Takedown Bow.

Before you run off to get this bow for yourself, take a look at what I found out about it:

Quick Facts About The Spyder Takedown Recurve Bow

Name: Spyder Takedown Recurve Bow  Southwest Archery 64" Spyder XL Takedown Recurve Bow w/Stringer Tool - (45lb, Right Hand)
Bow Type:
 Recurve Bow
Draw Weight: 20 –  55 LBS
Draw Length: If your draw length is over 29″, please choose XL-limbs
Bow Length: 62″ or 64″
Available For: Right Hand or Left Hand
Set Includes: Spyder Takedown Recurve Bow, Stringer Tool
Where To Buy: Amazon.com

I will discuss the following below:

  • The Spyder Takedown Bow parts (riser and limbs)
  • How the Spyder is better than the Samick Sage
  • Pros and Cons of the Spyder Takedown Bow

A Closer Look At The Spyder Takedown Recurve Bow

You know the hard facts now, but let’s talk about what that really means and, most importantly, feels!
First of all, the draw and release of the bow are really smooth. I had great fun shooting with it.
It looks amazing while still having the traditional touch that everybody, who is a traditional archer, will love.

The Riser That Fits Perfectly In Your Hand

spyder takedown recurve bow riser

There’s nothing more important than a good grip!
Thanks to several layers of wood, the riser is beautifully colored and fits smoothly in the archer’s hand. Especially the layer of redwood makes it stand out.
It features an arrow shelf, to which you can attach the included arrow rest. That is optional, of course, depending on what feels best to you.

The Limbs Can Be Replaced Quickly And Easily

Spyder Takedown Recurve Bow Limbs

There is a large variety of limbs you can choose from.
That is one of the huge advantages of a takedown bow! With a quality riser, you don’t need to buy a new bow whenever it gets too weak for you. Just get a new set of stronger limbs and you are ready to go!

If you are a beginner, or the bow is for a young archer, you can get some weaker limbs, for example, 20 LBS. If you are a more experienced archer you can get limbs with a draw weight of up to 55 LBS.

That is a lot for a recurve bow. Remember that, unlike with compound bows, there is no let-off here, so you have to pull the whole weight until you let the arrow fly!
The limbs have reinforced tips and can withstand a lot of tension. That is especially important when using a high draw weight, which results in a high arrow speed.
Please don’t forget to get XL limbs if your draw length is over 29″.

How The Spyder Bow Outshines Its Direct Competitor

The Spyder Takedown Bow is the improved and advanced Samick Sage Takedown Bow.
It does all that the Samick Sage can but brings it to a higher level.

One of the biggest issues of the Samick Sage are the rough edges. Additionally, the grip doesn’t feel comfortable to many archers.

The Spyder was developed with these things in mind and those edges have been rounded and the grip feels great!
The riser simply looks and feels amazing!

For this price, the Spyder Takedown Bow is a fantastic offer.
You will experience very little hand shock.
Your accuracy will be great and if you ever want to increase the draw weight, just change the limbs.

Transportation is also super easy.
Every takedown bow can be disassembled quickly.

I am sure that you are already beginning to understand why I am such a big fan of the Spyder Takedown Bow!


The Stringer Tool

The stinger tool is a string you can use to safely string your bow. If you don’t have a stinger tool and don’t have much experience with a bow, you could break it quickly when trying to string it. The limbs of a recurve bow are rather fragile. So make sure to always use a stringer until you have learned how to safely string a bow without it.

To be honest, I still string my bows with a stinger tool. It is fast and safe!

What Makes The Spyder Takedown Recurve Bow Great

It is really the Samick Sage 2.0. It has everything the Sage has but with a few improvements.
While the Samick Sage still had some hard edges at the riser and limb pockets, they have been rounded now.
That makes it sleeker, lighter, and way more comfortable to handle.
The whole look and feel is more streamlined thanks to those changes.


  • Has everything and more the Samick Sage has
  • Plenty of options regarding draw weight
  • Easy to transport (takedown bow)
  • Fantastic looks
  • Extremely sturdy
  • High quality
  • 1-year warranty


  • Slightly more expensive than the Samick Sage
  • No nock preinstalled

The Pros and Cons speak for themselves. I honestly can’t find a reason why you shouldn’t get this fantastic recurve bow.

Conclusion: I Love The Spyder Takedown Bow

There are many bows out there, but I always think that simple and more traditional bows outshine all the modern bows.

Moritz ImageWith the Spyder Takedown Bow at my side, I can enter any archery range proudly.
I surely don’t have to hide or be ashamed of my bow.
It is super accurate and a lot of fun to shoot with.

By the way, if you are a complete beginner and need additional equipment, like a bow case, an arm guard, or some arrows, you could also get the Spyder “Ready To Shoot” complete set instead.
It is the same bow, just with some additional essentials.

I Want To Know What You Think About This Recurve Bow

Now, that we have taken a real close look at the Spyder Takedown Recurve Bow, I want to know YOUR opinion.
Do you agree with me, that it is the Samick Sage 2.0?
Do you own it or have tried it already?

Leave your comments below and I will answer you as fast as I can.
Looking forward to talking to you.

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Thanks a ton for writing this comprehensive review of the Spyder Takedown Recurve Bow! 

My cousin has been into archery for a few months now and is looking for a new bow.
I’m going to have to recommend him to visit your site and to check out the Takedown Recurve Bow!



    Hello Derek,

    thanks for your kind words.

    The Spyder Takedown Recurve Bow is a fantastic bow.
    I am sure your cousin will enjoy shooting with it.
    If you or he have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me.

    I will be happy to answer all your questions.

    All the best,



Great information here on the features of the Spyder Takedown Bow.

It is always great to read a review on a product in which somebody has actually used the product. There are many to choose from and this certainly does help narrow down all the other choices.

I will certainly consider the bow and look forward to some of your future posts.



    Hello Chris,

    You won’t be disappointed if you are getting the Spyder Takedown Bow.
    It is a fantastic bow.
    I am amazed by its low price but high quality!



Thanks for the Spyder takedown recurve bow review, Moritz.

I really like the sound of this bow. Do you know how expensive the additional limbs are to buy?

The case is a great inclusion.
It is something I think every bow should come with. 

It is a shame that the string doesn’t come nocked but hopefully, that will not be too hard to fix.

Thanks Chris


    Hi Chris,

    I highly recommend getting the Spyder takedown bow set.
    If you are a beginner, you will need all that extra equipment that is included.

    If you need a new set of limbs, they are usually available for half of the price the bow costs.
    The price might vary, so I don’t want to say an exact number, in case it has changed.
    You can check the price for limbs here.

    The easiest way to get the nock installed is to ask someone at an archery range or archery store.

    Let me know if you have any more questions.

    I hope you are enjoying the Spyder takedown recurve bow.


Josh Ellery

This bow looks pretty badass if I might add. I like the way that it is portable and not huge which is definitely more handy.The pros outweigh the cons by a long shot which is a big advantage. The one year warranty makes it seem trustworthy as well. How much money does this bow cost and do you think that it is worth it?


    Hi Josh,

    thanks for your comment.
    Since the price always changes, I suggest to take a look here to check the latest price.

    The Spyder Takedown Bow is awesome and slightly better than the Samick Sage.



Great review. I’m drawn to it being a pound less.
Arrows are the thing. I’m new at this. I’m probably going buy a 20# model. Target and hope to do 3-D shooting. I like the idea of using plastic vanes off a arrow rest. So I’m guessing I want light wt carbon.
I see them from $2.50 each, Amazon, to $10 @ SWA . Your thoughts ?


    Hello Tom,

    I like your idea.
    The Spyder bow works great with carbon arrows.
    Since you are new to archery, I recommend buying the whole set here.
    There are even 3 carbon arrows and a stringer tool included.
    So all you have to buy additionally would be the target. 🙂
    I have a quick target guide here.
    You can also search for “target” in my search bar to find a few more targets I reviewed.

    If you need any further assistance just let me know.
    Happy shooting!

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