Im new to bowfishing and im an avid bow hunter. My questions are , im going to buy a second bow for bowfishing like an older mathews or domething. You all shooting them ok with fingers? Or do you recommend some other bows? Thanx a ton!
If your looking for just a bowfishing bow and are looking to spend a little, look into bows specifically designed for bowfishing. They have a different kind of draw and usually have a much lower poundage than a hunting bow. I use a old bear whitetail hunter I got for next to nothing at a garage sale, so I can't comment on what a good higher end bowfishing bow would be.
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I use these things called noglove. They slide over your string and give you a lot more grip/surface area on your string to hold onto. I wouldn't recommend just pulling the string...by the end of the night your fingers will be ready to fall off.
I shot gloves for awhile then switched to no gloves. Both have a down side, gloves are harder to shoot because the sting get caught in it sometimes. Where as no gloves, sometimes they roll on you an you pre shoot, personally I love my no gloves
I use my old reflex hunting bow. I turned it down to 45-50lbs. I tried using a release like I was hunting the first few times because i was concerned about maybe messing my shooting up. That didn't last long. I've been shooting bare fingers for a little while now with no problems.
I shoot with no gloves on all my bows and also wear a glove. I shoot spinners and some of the line will cut you to the bone fast without a glove. It you shoot 2 fingers under and one ontop with high poundage short axel to axel bows you may get some finger pinch
ams kit i have the swampthing and firehawk.. with string things on both can shoot all day with bare fingers.. go to the ams web site they have great deals on kits.. 30-40lb draw firehawk 40-50 on swamp