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Hello I only bow fish about five times a year, and resetting my drop away after changing to a hostage containment rest sucks, is it a good idea to use a appache drop away rest for bow fishing four or five times a year then go back to target shooting with the same bow?
 

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I wouldn't. You will get water,slime,guts and everything else in there. Have you considered buying a cheap older bow at a pawn shop and use that? I do not use my hunting bow for bow fishing. You can find bows for 30-50 dollars at pawn shops.
 

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for one i would think that heavy fiberglass bowfishing arrow would wear out a drop away rest rather quickly. the rest i use for bowfishing is a roller rest. can't remember the brand name but the fiberglass arrow sits on top and the rest is a wheel that rolls as the arrow is shot. pretty simple and cheap.
 

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I wouldn't. You will get water,slime,guts and everything else in there. Have you considered buying a cheap older bow at a pawn shop and use that? I do not use my hunting bow for bow fishing. You can find bows for 30-50 dollars at pawn shops.
i also agree with this. i wouldn't use my hunting bow because of the abuse a bow fishing rig gets plus having to reset everything back for hunting after every bow fishing trip would be a pain. i kept an old hunting bow i use to have and turned it into a bow fishing rig. imo the best bow fishing rig is a 45# recurve anyhow. if i wouldn't have already had my old compound, i would have bought a recurve forbow fishing.
 

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thanks every body for your reply, ill probably go and get a cheapy long bow for bow fishing, and leave my hunting bow alone. Thanks for the feed back. =)
 

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Yeah definitely don't use your hunting bow because the smell sticks with your bow forever! Also I would suggest a roller rest. They are cheaper and work great.
 
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