You guys Oughtta see what I Bowfish with , You would lose it.............Actualy its quite the tuff set-up.........Ive got an Old Bear Kodiak 50lb pull re-curve, painted it Camoflouge, and Ive got the Old Can style spool that holds my Dacron line............Cant be too awful choosy with your shot once that baby is Drawn..........Plus we fish from an 18 ft Old Town Canoe that we have re-finished to original canvas..........we can sneak up on about anything LOL
Wise 1, Don't discount that old Bear Kodiak Hunter. That is the same bow that I use now. I have killed thousands of rough fish with it of various species including 2 state records. I gave up on the can style reel though. I put a Retriever reel on it when I started going to Saginaw for the tournaments.
I tried the Zebco 808. It works OK most of the time. I like to use braided dacron line in the 135lb test class. You can't get much of that on an 808.
I use the Muzzy fish points too. They are the best. I don't use any kind of a slide on the arrow though. I tie a large loop knot in the end of my line and stick half of the loop through the hole in the nock end of the arrow. Then I simply take the part of the loop I just pushed through the hole and bring it over top of the nock. This way if you have a pass through you do not have to cut the line and tie a new knot. I guess those stoppers do the same thing though.
Since I put these slides on i haven't had a pass though yet ( knock on wood). You should give them a try. You don't live that far from me we might hook up and I'll show you them. Maybe make a game plan for bowfishing.
Desperado, The first time I saw those stoppers was at the Deer& Turkey Expo a few years back. Yes, I think I might give them a try. I hate pass throughs. especially when the fish are spawning and you are in a hurry to shoot.
We will definately have to get together for some shooting this spring.
I guess I'll be losing that can -style- winder.....It was a pain anyway, ....So an 808 will do a good job?......................I'm Rusty need to get the ole Bow out and Flex it this Spring..................Its cool talking to others that shoot.
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