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Old 05-01-2010, 10:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bowfishing boats and reel

Hi I was just wondering why do most of the bowfishers
out there use airboats are they better or what
or is is just more fun to ride


And I was just wondering what kind of bowfishing arrows and reels
good and also just wondering is the ams garpoon bowfishing
point any good

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Old 05-02-2010, 09:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A lot of times shootable fish are in the weeds, and weeds will clog up a prop. Airboats will go right over the weeds without that problem.

I like Cajun Yellow Jacket shafts with Innerloc 3-barb grappler points unless you are shooting near logs or cattail roots, when I use Sure Shot points (just twist the shaft to release the point). For a reel I prefer the AMS Retriever. I tried the garpoon point but didn't like it because I had a lot of pull-offs.
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Cool thanks for clearing it up for me
and I am thinking of getting the sting-a-ree whaler
point how is that one work
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As far as I know all the Sting-a-ree points are "twist the shaft to release the barbs" points, not "unscrew the tip of the point to release the barbs" points. The problem with the "twist the shaft" points is that some fish, especially buffs and grassies, swim around a lot, sometimes in circles, and by doing so can cause the barbs to release causing a pull-off and loss of the fish. That's why I only use this type of point when I really need to be able to twist the shaft to release the barbs, that is when shooting near submerged logs and cattail roots.
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Ok that make alot of sense and 1 more questing is the muzzy quick release point worth getting
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