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Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by LEROYDOZOIS, May 10, 2007.
does anyone bow fish with a regular recurve and some regular arrows modified slighly
Using a recurve is great for bow fishing since it's instictive shooting anyway. The only down side I have seen is they a longer than a compund (so harder to use in a tight spot) and I like using the modern bow fishing accessories (wheel arrow rest, good bow reel) which some "traditional" style recurves do not have the mounts to accept.
I would not recommend using a modified standard arrrow for bow fishing, the stresses on the arrow are much greater and the fiberglass fishing arrows are pretty cheap.
Good luck, it's a blast.
I have a hard time using a recurve,maybe because mine is puling at 60 pounds so when a carp or gar is taking his sweet time I can't hold it like I can hold my compound.
I have used a 45 lb. recurve for years with the fiberglass arrows and have no complaints. My compound is too heavy and wears me out after a few hours. The name of the game is find out what works for you and go for it. Pat Muckelroy
Whatever bow you use you will be holding it up for hours at a time. This is opposed to bow hunting where you may support the bow's weight for a few minutes then put it back in the bow rest. Also when we bow fish we often shot hundreds of times. It is a lot like target shooting for the amount of times you draw.
Personally I like the lightest compound I can find. One that has the least hold back weight because you often have to wait for the shot you want.
i get broadheads and peal off the viens. then tie some industrial string to it
i dont no what the pull of my bow is
its a ben pearson 7020
i went bowfishing for carp last summer. My friends dad had a recurve and was a terrific shot with it. He shot more carp than everyone put together. Not sure what bow it was but it was a 45lb draw. I was using a 45 compound and didnt hit ANYTHING