oh ok, yeah i was wondering on the duriablity of the laser sights. Never seen one in person so hard to tell from pictures. I have enough trouble steering the boat and shootin, so maybe a laser sight is not for me.
I was thinking about rigging a homemade cheaper laser sight up to put on my loaner bow. I think it would be good to help out people that haven't shot in water before. I'm pretty confident in my shooting and don't think a laser would help much. But I think they would be awesome for a new shooter to see how the light bends when it hits the water.
It would be alot easier to give them a laser than try to explain refraction. For some reason I can shoot a 2 inch shad blasting down the river but when I need to shoot the hog in front of me I have a hard time. maybe its because the big one that got away haunts me more than if i shoot 200 times at a little shad and finally stick one.
Weight!! Hands down, because I don't use a boat all my fishing is done off the bank so I do a lot of walking which will get that burning sensation running down your arm ( you all know what I'm talking about) until a week ago I used a PSE stinger 3G, now on a Mathews Heli-M I did a bit of weight testing, with all the bits & pieces fitted to the Heli-M it still weighs less than the stinger bare
I know I prefer something different than most but this works well for me:
Monster Phoenix Bow = @ 40lbs w/ 95% let off - so I can hold it at full draw for as long as I want without getting fatigue. It gives me a similar "cocked & ready" action like using a crossbow. I know most dont like bows with too much let off, but I feel different about this. The bow I use is very efficient and I have yet to penetrate an animal or fish with it. I mostly shoot Gar. So if its not broke, dont fix it I say.
Whisker Biscuit (bowfishing model) rest full containment = no worries plus I need not worry about bumping the arrow slide bumper on the rest to impact arrow flight. One less thing to worry about.
AMS Big Game Reel kit w 400lb line - I fish in rivers with fallen trees and need the line strength to pull fish back around stumps and logs. I was using an all steel Muzzy (Zebco style) reel but the 200lb line broke recently on a huge gar in the river and I had to watch it swim away with my arrow still stuck in it. Hence, I am sticking with the AMS 400lb line for now.
I use a "Marauder" LED designed for night hunting with attachable White, Green and Red lenses, mounted light w pressure switch on my bows stabilizer to make sure i can follow a fish with light outside my lit area or perimeter.
Using a TruGlo 3 pin (I only use the top pin) with a blue LED light to keep the pins lit up all night for quicker target acquisition.
And lastly, I use Copenhagen and Bud Light (24pk) for mosquito repellent - haha