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Old 12-22-2006, 01:14 PM
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http://www.huntingnet.com/articles/article_detail.aspx?articles_id=504

Good info for those interested in learning the basics of bowfishing.


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Old 05-01-2007, 10:06 PM
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Hopefully she doesn't mind me replying to this but I checked the site out. Its a good read. I have yet to try bowfishin but I am going to soon once i get a bow. Good callBFG
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Old 07-05-2007, 08:46 PM
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what would be better for bowfishing, a long bow or compund bow?
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Old 07-06-2007, 05:07 AM
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Definetly a longbow.
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:17 PM
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If you mean a long longbow (like 66" long) then I'd say a compound is better. Hard to wade with a long bow and it would get in the way on a boat.Another issue is trying toput accessories on a longbow.Some are notdesignedwith that in mind.

I suggest a shorter recurve or an old compound.

My .02 cents.
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:05 AM
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O.K!! So i want to setup a bow to fish with, I have an old high country safari, it's a 60# bow.I'm going to buy a new bow for my regular hunting..Is that too much bow for this sport or not?
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:59 AM
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60 lb woulld be a lot for me and definately much more than needed. You can sometimes take 100 shots a day and a heavy bow will just wear you out. I do most of my fishing with a 45 lb Bear Grizzly recurve and rarely feel underbowed. 55 lb would be the max I can see wanting.

I like a recurve in the 52-60 inch range, but many prefer compounds or Oniedas. As for reels, the bottle style AMS Retreiver or a big pushbutton are worlds ahead of the older drum style reels. Both have their ads and disads and strong supporters. I shoot both. The PB is faster, but nothing shoots as nice as a Retreiver.
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:10 PM
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Thanks for the reply, been doing some checking on this and thats the common reply that i get, so thanks so much for the info!!!!
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:44 AM
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This sport has seemed to take off I am excited to try it.
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:39 PM
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hey am new to forum
I am from bayfield, ont Can.
I am looking for someone who could take us out for asian carp, which are the jumping fish?
I am about 10 hours from illinois
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