April 17th, 2012, 11:03 AM
Bow Fishing Bow
Is there any thread here for Fishing Bow? Thinking of trying bow fishing and not ready to spend $$$$ on a new bow...if i like it then i will buy a new one...Thanks
April 17th, 2012, 03:45 PM
Not sure which one is best, Darton has one in their flyer all dolled out with reel and arrow.
2010 Darton Pro 3800, HHA 5019, Muzzy zero-effect
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April 17th, 2012, 04:00 PM
My first bow for fishing was a $60.00 whitetail compound pawn shop special. Worked great! Throw on a reel and rest and go shoot some carp!
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April 17th, 2012, 04:01 PM
IMO no need for a new bow for bowfishing. In fact I prefer a older two cam bow with smooth cams and 50 to 65% letoff. A little longer axle to axle bow about 45lbs is perfect in my eyes.
And you will like it.
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April 17th, 2012, 04:10 PM
the best bow fishing rigs are recurves. if you can find a cheap recurve in a pawn shop you will be set. the only reason my bow fishing rig is a compound is because it is one of my old hunting bows. i didn't have to buy another bow but i would trade it for a recurve any day for bow fishing.
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April 17th, 2012, 04:11 PM
Try and find an older Oneida. They are a perfect bow fishing bow in my opinion.
I shoot bows. All kinds of bows.
My opinions are MY OPINIONS. Take them for what they are worth.
April 17th, 2012, 05:03 PM
No way I'd spend money for a new bowfishing setup...hop on your local craigslist, find a older bow for cheap in 40-50 DW, install a reel and go bowfishing. Those older bows are a dime a dozen for $50-$100.
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April 17th, 2012, 05:40 PM
April 17th, 2012, 06:07 PM
the new darton may be the best deal going , nice bow and if i recall correctly under $300,,, pse kingfisher recurve kit is under 150
April 17th, 2012, 09:48 PM
My Hunter Indian is my fish bow. It was free and it's durable like a pig's nose. Another plus is it's low arrow speed, so I don't destroy gear in the shallows, where the carp hide.
April 18th, 2012, 07:05 AM
Used oneidas make great bowfishing bows. For more bowfishing info I would look at bowfishingcountry.coms site. Lots of info and used bows for sale of all kinds.
April 18th, 2012, 08:21 AM
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April 18th, 2012, 12:39 PM
Im using a 50 lb samick sage with an ams pro retriever now seems to work good and i shoot off the shelf no need to spend money on a rest. I paid 200 for the complete set up.
April 18th, 2012, 08:14 PM
I agree with an older Onieda. In compounds, I prefer long axle to axle bows to reduce finger pinch. I just don't understand why all these dedicated bowfishing bows they're coming out with now like the Darton, AMS, etc. are so short. I currently use an old Hoyt Aspen and it works well.
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May 11th, 2012, 05:47 PM
You don't need a brand new bow for bowfishing. I started with my old hunting bow - I've since upgraded to a bowfishing bow since I'm completely addicted and spend waaayyy too much time on the water in the summer, but that worked just fine. The only thing I would strongly recommend is an AMS retreiver. It'll cost you roughly $70 but it's easy to use & very durable. Check craigslist for those as well. good luck & have fun!
May 12th, 2012, 07:01 AM
I have a Micro Midas 3. It is very short, but I wade in rivers and banks and it is impossible to shoot good if the bottom limb is in the water. Could be one reason they are short, to try and suit everyone. My opinion only.
Originally Posted by Snood Slapper
May 13th, 2012, 07:36 PM
why do you prefer a longer axel to axel legnth?
May 16th, 2012, 04:33 PM
Wouldn't you want a shorter bow so you don't hit the lower limb or cam on the side of the boat?
May 16th, 2012, 05:53 PM
Longer tip to tip higher brace height more forgiving and less finger pinch I see many bowfisherman prefer. Also sell many bows over in europe and the finger shooters there prefer the longer bows with higher brace heights
May 17th, 2012, 09:46 PM
PSE Discovery 2, No let off so you can snap shoot it like a recurve, up to 30" draw so anyone can pick it up and shoot fish! Great Quality, and for $169 Brand New it a tuff deal to beat!!! I always have one or two on the boat at all times!
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May 21st, 2012, 12:46 PM
Is that discovery 169 bare bow?? And do u have any in stock?
May 21st, 2012, 12:54 PM
fishhawks are terrible dont buy them
May 22nd, 2012, 12:09 PM
can i put more than 35 yds in my ams reel or does any one know?? i have a place that has a ton of fish but long shots!
May 26th, 2012, 08:49 AM
You can buy the large relacement bottle.
Originally Posted by bigdavidbeebe
The Large Replacement Bottle holds twice as much line as our regular bottle, has UV tint that protects the line from sunlight, and has longer threads on the neck for better stability. This new design was developed mid-2008. Older Retrievers (1/2” thread) will need to have a new bottle cap also. (Tie-off button, washer, and cap sold separately).
June 1st, 2012, 12:47 PM
i have a ben pearson 45lb recurve with new string and no gloves for sale $65