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If you were to identify the qualities of the best bow for bowfishing, what would it be? Quick letoff? Size? What else?
 

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I would have to say about 36" tip to tip. Poundage about 18-30lbs. Let off really doesn't matter to me and cuz I'm short framed a short draw would be great. I would rig it up with a muzzy reel f&d reel seat and straight shooter rod and either a muzzy fish hook or an epoxy or epoxy style rest. The rest is because I shoot off the back of my arrow from time to time.
 

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recreational fishing recurve 60'' 45# AMS retriever pro 150#line muzzy tips and arrow AMS rest. tournament fishing oneida osprey red reaper h2o camo 45# AMS retriever pro 200# muzzy tips and arrows
 

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Hey what do u guys think of a oneida bow and what model if that matters for shooting carp. Also i'm having issues wondering which is best the ams retriever or a muzzy reel?
 

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Hey what do u guys think of a oneida bow and what model if that matters for shooting carp. Also i'm having issues wondering which is best the ams retriever or a muzzy reel?
As far as the bow I don't really know. I just use a garage sale special. I love my AMS because of the simplicity, but a lot of guys use the reels. I've heard they are easier to fight fish on but don't forget to push the button.
 

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Hey what do u guys think of a oneida bow and what model if that matters for shooting carp. Also i'm having issues wondering which is best the ams retriever or a muzzy reel?
Hey what do u guys think of a oneida bow and what model if that matters for shooting carp. Also i'm having issues wondering which is best the ams retriever or a muzzy reel?
i shoot a oneida osprey for tournaments they are amazing if u wanna spend the money and put AMS retriever on it muzzy reels are alright but i feel you have fewer problems with AMS
 

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Yeah u can turn them down to prolly 45 lbs. get on NFC and u can get lost in the world of Oneida question and about anything u can want
 

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I use a AMS Fire Eagle with the AMS Pro reel,OMP arrow slide and the OMP light Stryke laser sight, seems to work well.
I am going to buy the AMS Fish Hawk for my wife when I get done with the deck.
 

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I got her Fish Hawk today, very impressed with it, very smooth, put 50 shots into the milk jug off the back deck, shot and felt great. I put the Muzzy Reel on this one and the fin finder rest, just hope she remembers to push the button..
 

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personal preference I believe.....bow weight is a factor to me, whether fishing day or nights long periods with a bow in the hand will add fatigue. I like a bow in the 3 plus pound range, I like a fish bow that reaches its peak weight early without strain, can be comfortably shot & released anytime during the draw cycle.
 

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Draw length is a factor. Some of our smallest shooters have a 22" draw and only shooting 25# can be a challenge to get enough penetration. There are some bowfishing arrows that are especially made for short draws. If you don't want to chop down your older shafts.
 

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My wife could not pull the Fish Hawk set at 30 lbs, so she bought a Diamond Infinete Edge, it is a awesome bow, Bass pro set the draw to fit her, set the weight at 30 lbs and she can easily pull it and hold it all day, it has a 75 percent let off and you can set the poundage from 5 to 70 lbs.

I am proud to say she out shot me today....the Diamond kicked the Fire Eagles butt.
 

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I use a AMS Fire Eagle with the AMS Pro reel,OMP arrow slide and the OMP light Stryke laser sight, seems to work well.
I am going to buy the AMS Fish Hawk for my wife when I get done with the deck.
How does that Light Stryke laser work for you? I thought about getting one for shooting tournaments but am to cheap to put the money in if they dont work
 

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How does that Light Stryke laser work for you? I thought about getting one for shooting tournaments but am to cheap to put the money in if they dont work
The light stryke worked great but I have had some issues, first was the trigger cord, the wires broke at the battery cap, I sent a email to October Mountain and within hours they contacted me wanting my address so they could send a replacement cord, now it seems that the wire inside of the laser is not making good contact with the battery and only works about every other shot, I am going to keep their mount and put another brand laser on the mount.

As far as it working, sight it in then point and release... dead on everytime.

The best price I have found them is at dirt cheap but I have yet to find anyone with a replacement trigger cord.
 
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