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    Question Bowfishing Rig

    I was thinking of setting up one of my old compound bows for fishing. I noticed that alot of compound bowfishing rigs from the manufacturer are 0% let off. I was curious why. Is there an advantage? Or is a let off a disadvantage?

    I am using an old Bear Black Mag I got back in 82' (29"/55# about 50-60% let off). I know it will work just fine, I have seen guys set up all sorts of fishing bows.

    Anyone else out there with a fishin rig?
    If so, whatcha got?


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    A lot are zero letoff so you do not have to be a full draw to shoot it. This is for very quick shots.

    Shoot what you got for a fishing rig. Go out and have a good time. A buddy setup a Hoyt Pro-Elite for bow fishing. We were telling him it was the most expensive bow fishing rig ever made.
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    Thumbs up Thanks!

    That makes alot of sense to me now, thanks.
    I used to use a 50# recurve but I haven't been out in, so I figured I'd set up the compound.

    I have a freind that uses a switchback. I thought that was an expensive fishin' rig.


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    I shoot a PSE Lightning Flite II, small wheels, very smooth draw and it wacks um just fine. This time of year nothin is more fun. although still like shootin 3-d on sunday mornings. I look foward to bow fishing and getting more people into it. The new guy at work wants to try it so maybe when i get back from this weekends trip to NC, Ill take him out and look for some big blue under water targets.
    I cut things up and split them down!

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    Default Most the older two wheel bows make good bowfishing rigs

    I saw Browning is making a complete rig for sale with everthing.

    Mathews Icon makes a good bowfihing combo

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    I think pse makes a pretty cheap bow fishing bow and they have them at right at Gander.
    I cut things up and split them down!

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    Yeah. Browning Baracuda is based on the Midas and Pse Shark. Both nice setups. I was looking at them before.


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