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Old 10-05-2010, 09:23 AM
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Ok back on topic. (sorta) is say 30-35lbs draw weight ok for say gar and carp or do I want something heavier?
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:49 AM
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You would be fine with that weight. I shoot 34 pounds at 28 inch draw on my recurve. Heavier the draw weight the harder it is on arrows when you miss. A ton of guys shoot less weight than that even.
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Old 03-06-2011, 04:02 PM
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i bowfish and i have tryed carp its not bad. if it wasnt for bowfishing carp would ruin your bass,pike,walleye fishers we are doing all you guys that fish a favor.
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:48 PM
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OK, just got a compound bow. Can you explain how you real the fish in? Is the fishing line tied to the arrow? Do you have it hooked on to a fishing pole? Or do you spool the line on the bow, and then grab it with your hands and real it/tug it in? Or can you get reels to attach to the bow?
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:07 AM
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Default Reeling in fish

That in part depends on your setup. Yes the line is tied to your arrow. Most use 80 to 200 pound test made for bowfishing but I prefer 45 pound braided catfish line that reduces the chance of the arrow coming back from a snag (the line breaks) but with the new bottle type reels they have these days it's not really the issue it was when I first started. With a bottle type or a spincast reel you simply reel the fish in. With the block type reel often used by beginners you pull them in hand over hand.
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:21 PM
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You would approve of that weight. I shoot 34 pounds at 28 inch draw on my recursive. Heavier the draw weight the harder it is on bolts when you miss. A huge amount of folks shoot less weight than that even.
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Old 09-30-2019, 08:53 AM
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Hi guys i am railey new here ,feeling so nice to get all of you.I want to know about bow fishing from all of you guys by huntingnet. So please give me tips & tricks to get me started, it would be appreciated. thanks
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