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Hey yall, i am new to this website and the sport of bowfishing in general. Im doing my research and I have an old hunting bow that is 50-60#. From what im seeing, this is too much for here in sc. What bow do yall think I should get?
 

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Welcome!! :thumbsu: my bow is set at about 35#s. I just use a garage sale special I picked up for $1. If you look through some of the other threads some guys have some bow recommendations.
 

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WOW that was a great deal do you ever have any problems sticking them with the 35 or should i go 40 or 45
On Carp I get a solid hit out to about 10 yards every time but will get a good hit most of the time out to 15 yards. On gar I turn it up to 40 or so. With 35# I was getting deflections if I didn't get a center hit on them. Anything over 35#s on carp I get too many pass throughs on the close shots. 90% of the fish I shoot are within 10 feet so I don't worry about the long shots.
 

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OK well i dont think pass throughs are gonna bother me too much because the way i tie the arrow to my retriever is with a loop on the arrow and a loop on the end of the retriever and when i am going to shoot just connect the two loops so that if i do have a fish pass through i can untie the two loops and get the fish off easier.
 

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That's how I do it too. But around here the shooting can be fast and furious at night and I don't want to be messing with a pass through when my buddies are bringing in the fish. But if you don't have a heavy concentration of fish then it wouldnt be as bad.
 

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Welcome

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