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Jim Uran

Bow fishing set up questions

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I have a couple old compounds and a recurve I'd like to convert one of them into a fish shooter this spring. I would like to use the recurve for this but it doesn't have any holes drilled in it and I guess I'd like to keep it that way. I've heard of people fastening the reel (retriever type) to the bow in a couple of different ways, whether it be leather or tape or a combo of both. Anyone have any ideas on this or should I just use one of my old compounds.

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i have never heard of anyone useing a recurve. it would probably be easier just to use an old compound.

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I have hear of it and seen it but I am not sure how the reel was mounted. I think that some guys just use stuff like black electricians tape but I am not sure. Good luck.

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I use a recurve for one of my bowfishing bows and it doesn't have any holes drilled in it. They make an adapter just for that. I can't remember the name and I'm not sure if I can post a Web site that will show you because they're not a sponser. If you PM me I'll hook you up. Works great!

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Recurves will work very well for bowfishing. The heigher the poundage the better.

Go to this HSOforum and look under the reel seat section, idem #264.

This is a mounting bracket for recuve bows to use with reels.

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a recurve is actually better. with a compound you have to do a full draw but a recurve can be shot at any draw length so you can shoot quicker and control your power easier.

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Not entirely true you do not have to have a full draw on some models of bow made for bowfishing. I am also getting into it and have decided to purchase the browning barracuda bowfishing kit.

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Not entirely true you do not have to have a full draw on some models of bow made for bowfishing. I am also getting into it and have decided to purchase the browning barracuda bowfishing kit.

If you can, draw back on the barracuda first to see if you like it. because of there short axle to axle, they have a lot of finger pinch. some guys love cuda's some guys hate'em. Unless your going to shoot with a release, then it wont matter. Most people who are new to bowfishing that i have taken out, start out with useing a release. By the end of the day, they are shooting with fingers. Realeases tend to get in the way. A pair of No Glovs work very well when shooting fingers. But there are guys that prefere shooting with realeases so you will find out what work best for you.

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