How to Make a Homemade Bowfishing Rig

Bowfishing is a traditional way of fishing for American Indians. Bowfishing is still common in many areas. Anglers using bows to catch a variety of fish, including carp, rays and even sharks. First bow equipped bowfishing require the upgrade of some not found in traditional bow hunting equipment and adding equipment. You can find bowfishing equipment on most sporting good stores. Bowfishing is legal in many areas, but before you start, find out whether bowfishing is legal in your area, and if so, what license need.

Things you need: 
Bow
Bowfishing reel
Bowfishing arrows
Arrowholder

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Use every traditional recurve or compound bow for bowfishing. Bowfishing bows usually take more violence than when doing traditional hunting. Do not use your best bow, but one that can take a beating.

Select bowfishing reel. Reels come in three main varieties: those that resemble traditional fishing reels, large chains and bottles that dispense line called AMS Retriever. AMS retrievers are popular because the line drop quickly and should be carefully wrapped around the back of the reel when finished. Just slip it back into the bottle.

Upgrade holder of the arrow on the bow. Bowfishing arrows are severe. This additional weight allows the arrow to penetrate both the water and fish. The holder of the traditional arrow will not work well with the extra weight.

Select arrows bowfishing. Bowfishing arrows are barbed, so that the arrow will not come to fish where the fish starts after being hit.

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