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Arrow rest
« on: May 15, 2017, 03:05:27 PM »
I bought a fishing bow, Cajun fish stick 45# revurve and just shooting it into the ground off my deck it seems very accurate well put together combo.  One thing the arrow rest is just a V-shaped roller and it is difficult to keep the arrow on the roller and is a fairly long reach to keep my finger hooked over it.  Is there another type of arrow rest that would keep the arrow in place and work with fishing arrows?

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Re: Arrow rest
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 04:49:00 PM »
My brother in law uses a fall away rest and likes it. Think it's a rip cord. I Think whisker biscuit makes a big diameter  insert. I just use a standard rest and don't have too many problems.

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Re: Arrow rest
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 08:57:26 PM »
Nothing wrong with the rest.  You are probably pinching the arrow nock.  Try using just the pad of your fingers, and either gap your fingers a little, or shoot all three fingers under the nock.  Three fingers under puts the arrow closer to the eye, and can make sighting down the arrow a little easier as well. 

Remember to allow for refraction, and aim low.   :tup:
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Re: Arrow rest
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 09:35:27 PM »
The problem isn't while drawing the bow it is just using it, the bow has to be kept almost completely vertical and not moved quickly or the arrow will bounce off the rest.

We used to have a little spring loaded arrow holder taped to the grip that would hold the arrow on the rest and drop away when you drew the arrow but I haven't seen one of those anywhere.

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Re: Arrow rest
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 09:40:00 PM »
 :sry: Oops!  I misunderstood the problem.  I just shoot off the shelf, and eliminate the rest altogether.   :tup:
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Re: Arrow rest
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2017, 09:42:05 PM »
Doesn't look like an option with that bow.   :dunno:
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Re: Arrow rest
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2017, 10:01:53 PM »
I found a brush rest that I think I can fit to the bow.   It is open topped so the slide stop should go right on through and it it doesn't bolt right on I'm pretty handi at making a bracket to adapt it.
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Re: Arrow rest
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2017, 06:18:59 AM »
I have an AMS Wave rest on my compound for bowfishing.  It holds the arrows very securely and I don't have issues with arrows bouncing off.  I usually stretch my index finger over the top of the arrow to hold it while I am walking around looking for fish. I do most of my bowfishing from the bank.  My brother has the newer AMS Tidal Wave rest on his compound bow for bowfishing.  The roller part is the same, but it has a piece that goes over the top that keeps arrows from falling off the rest if you bounce it or hold it upside down etc, so you don't have to have a finger over the rest to hold the arrow on. 

If it is a fairly long reach to get your finger over the arrow, that may be an issue with where the arrow rest is on the bow with respect to the hand grip more than an issue with the arrow rest.  With the AMS arrow rests, I think you can adjust the rest down, but unless you adjust where the arrow clips to the string on the back, only adjusting the rest will make your arrows point down on the bow.  May mess with the timing.   

My recommendation is to go with the AMS Tidal Wave rest so you don't need a finger over the arrow to hold it in place while you are moving about looking for fish, and keep it inline with where the current arrow rest is.

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Re: Arrow rest
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2017, 08:00:05 AM »


My recommendation is to go with the AMS Tidal Wave rest so you don't need a finger over the arrow to hold it in place while you are moving about looking for fish, and keep it inline with where the current arrow rest is.

I have this same rest and love it and have had no problems with it

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Re: Arrow rest
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2017, 08:29:41 AM »
Thanks for the heads up on the Tidal Wave, it looks like it might just do the trick.

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Re: Arrow rest
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2017, 10:01:46 PM »
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Re: Arrow rest
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2017, 01:44:53 PM »
The Tidal Wave arrived yesterday and I installed it today, perfect fit no need to jury-rig anything.

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Re: Arrow rest
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2017, 02:07:19 PM »
Nice!  You're welcome.

 

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