Bowfishing Rig Question

Discussion in 'Fishing Gear & Tackle' started by JustBob, May 21, 2009.

  1. JustBob

    JustBob New Member

    I have a PSE Nova I want to outfit for bow fishing.

    What do I need to do to make this happen? I know 0.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO

  3. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Reform
    Well what kind of rest you have, you can shoot of the shelf

    Need a reel, you can go whole hog and get an ams, or a zebco 808, 888, or some new bowfishing reel, I've heard little about it.

    They will need a reel seat you screw in where the stabilizer goes, the AMS mounts where your sites go.

    Arrows, really is personal preference, I like Sting-A-Ree and predator arrows, however I don't always gt my way and shoot a lot of sting-a-ree's on a plain fiber glass shaft.

    Make sure you get a cabel slide shooting a compound :cheers:
     
  4. blevely

    blevely White Board Man

    Jul 15, 2004
    Here and There
    Yep either a Zebco 808 and reel seat or an AMS retreiver, type of arrow you want. You can shoot right off the shelf and no real needs for sights.

    Make sure to turn down your poundage on the bow to about 50 if you can.
     
  5. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    turn it down as much as possible
    50 lbs is more than enough for any fish but even if you cant get it that low it will still work

    you can shoot off the shelf or you can spend some cash all the way up to 100 bucks and buy a rest if you use a rest it needs to be something strong enough to hold up a HEAVY fishing arrow

    i reecomed the ams wave roller rest its pretty cheap like 15 bucks

    you need an arrow any bow fishing arrow will work i like the white fiberglass with the muzzy tips and a saftey slide is a MUST IMO

    an arrow will run you about 15 with the side and tip all inculded

    then you need some kinda reel.....you can buy a 5 dollar spool you wind by hand or you can buy an adpotor for you stablizer hold and use a normal closed face reel just need a bigger catfish type you can buy these for 30bucks just need to replace the line with 200lb fast flight if you go that route fast flight is about 10 bucks a roll you just need about 30 yrds at most
    or you can buy the top of the line ams reteiver reel they range from 70-90 bucks buy far the safest and easiest to use

    i reccommmed you shop with bowfishingextreme.com
    scott is a missouri guy around springfield HES AWESOME ships fast fast and prices are cheaper than anyone else. his coustomer service is awesome too

    if ya got any questions now just let me know
     
  6. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
    i have the ams wave, i love it
    i have the white arrows w muzzy car points and safety slide
    and the ams retriver love em all

    id suggest some no gloves for the string as wll
     
  7. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Reform
    [rquote=1270501&tid=88961&author=Rebel]i have the ams wave, i love it
    i have the white arrows w muzzy car points and safety slide
    and the ams retriver love em all

    id suggest some no gloves for the string as wll[/rquote]

    Ya the no glove is nice :claphands:
     
  8. blevely

    blevely White Board Man

    Jul 15, 2004
    Here and There
  9. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Reform
    [rquote=1270509&tid=88961&author=blevely]Panzies:roll2:[/rquote]

    Just wait, you'll realize why, hopefully fore the summer is over. One good day on the river :roll2:
     
  10. blevely

    blevely White Board Man

    Jul 15, 2004
    Here and There
    I still stand by my previous statement
     
  11. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Reform
    Why don't you go watch an American Idol re-run :roll2:
     
  12. FisherBoy

    FisherBoy New Member

    293
    Sep 29, 2003
    Central Missouri
    +2 on the Fast Flight line...it'll save you some arrows
     
  13. blevely

    blevely White Board Man

    Jul 15, 2004
    Here and There
    [rquote=1270527&tid=88961&author=fishshooter]Why don't you go watch an American Idol re-run :roll2:[/rquote]



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