I found out bluegill was illegal to bowfish for here so I had to go with catfish.
Anyways, here' s how it went. I managed to get a few catfish and it held up pretty good. Nothing huge, about 3 pounds was the biggest I got. The arrow worked good[:-], better than I thought it would. Other than planing after it went through about a foot of water it was shooting like a pro........Then I lost my arrow[X(].
Since then I found an old Bohning lightning " hand" reel in the attic I didn' t even know I had[
]. I like it alot better than my homemade one. I also got a pair of real arrows and safety slides. I also got some 200# test fastflight line. It all only cost me about 14 bucks to upgrade and now my gear works twice as good