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Offline 206hunter

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poor man's setup recommendations: boat, bow, accessories
« on: December 30, 2015, 06:54:32 PM »
Planning diving into (budget) bow fishing in the spring here in W WA...What are your thoughts on:

Boat: Canoe with pvc/or crab pot buoy outrigger to stabilize standing. Start with a partner to paddle but later upgrade to trolling motor. could probably find an old canoe for $500 and outrigger materials for $100

bow: The problem here is I've got a shoulder issue so debating on whether I should use a #50 compound boat because it would offer letoff or stick with a recurve because you typically don't draw for extended periods of time? I don't know much about bows but I've shot compounds a handful of times. thinking $100 for an old used compound or recurve

"reel": make a gatorade bottle style reel where the line is wrapped around it. almonst free https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO2lGiF2zhc

any other thoughts on easy ways to keep costs to a minimum? take the public bus to green lake? are dead carp allowed on metro? haha

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Re: poor man's setup recommendations: boat, bow, accessories
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2015, 07:00:52 PM »
Splurge on the reel!
http://shop.backwateroutdoors.com/collections/retriever-bowfishing-reels-and-accessories/products/ams-original-retriever-rh

Nothing faster for follow up shots and it's a lot safer regarding kickbacks.  Cheap out on anything/everything else but buy the Retriever reel and Safety slides!

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Re: poor man's setup recommendations: boat, bow, accessories
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2016, 12:49:09 AM »
thanks for the safety reminder. reminds me how important that stuff is when I remember in one day of ripping off metal siding on a house I had a nail go through the sole of my shoe (missed my foot by half inch and had a piece of my coworker's siding whip down off the house and land on my lip. fortunately it somehow missed my teeth and eyes and only left a little scar...

 

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