Summit Treestands
Longbow or Recurve Setup
Bowfishing
Contributors to this thread:
Bob 15-Jun-16
Bob 15-Jun-16
Glunt@work 15-Jun-16
Basinboy 15-Jun-16
OkieJ 15-Jun-16
Zbone 15-Jun-16
razorhead 15-Jun-16
Jaquomo 15-Jun-16
MichaelArnette 16-Jun-16
Zbone 16-Jun-16
Jaquomo 16-Jun-16
Bob 16-Jun-16
oldgoat 17-Jun-16
GF 17-Jun-16
BSBD 17-Jun-16
tradmt 17-Jun-16
trkytrack 18-Jun-16
Jaquomo 18-Jun-16
From: Bob
15-Jun-16
What kind of set ups are you guys using with a longbow or recurve ?

From: Bob
15-Jun-16
If you don't have a limb bolt to work with ?

From: Glunt@work
15-Jun-16
AMS makes a rubber strap-on mount that works with their system - works great. I shot many with the old ring type reel taped to the bow. Crude, but works. I also installed a stabilizer insert into an old bow.

From: Basinboy
15-Jun-16
Strap on quiver

From: OkieJ
15-Jun-16
I made a mount out of strap aluminum that I attached AMS reel to and taped it above and below the grip. Cost $5.

From: Zbone
15-Jun-16
All ya need is a hand wind reel, some commercially made even tape onto bow riser/handle, or screw into stabilizer insert if recurve has one, or get a "gizmo" (I think is what they call it) made by Great Northern, and strap it to the riser/handle of longbow and/or recurve and will allow you to use the screw on type...

These hand wind reels are fairly cheap but effective... I own a couple, one made by Bear Archery, and the other by Cajun Archery (I think)....

OR make one yourself, there are a few how to on the internet....

From: razorhead
15-Jun-16
Thunderhorn from Montana..... that's all you need to know

From: Jaquomo
15-Jun-16
I drilled the riser on a Palmer recurve intending to install a threaded bushing. Then I discovered he puts a steel plate in the riser for some reason, so I tapped that and screw stuff in.

16-Jun-16

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I have used selway quivers with my 58"-60" Talltines recurves. As far as other specs I shoot between 55 and 60 pounds and 525 to 550 gr arrows with grizzly broadheads.

From: Zbone
16-Jun-16
My bad guys, I had bowfishing rigs on the brain... Carry on...

Stickbow setups for hunting is too broad a subject for one comment, but suggest go over to the Leatherwall (this site's traditional forum) and am sure you will get plenty of opinions...8^)

From: Jaquomo
16-Jun-16
I thought this was a bowfishing question too!

From: Bob
16-Jun-16
Z and jaq it was a bow fishing question. Thanks for the replies. Bob

From: oldgoat
17-Jun-16
My opinion is buy a cheap metal riser bow that has a stabilizer insert so you don't jack up your nice bows. I have an old Bear 76'r I've used, it worked great, cost $80. Think PSE sells one called the Kingfisher that runs like $180 and has the fishing setup with it.

Edit: Actually they run even cheaper than $180 on eBay!

From: GF
17-Jun-16
Z and Jaq get extra points for being clairvoyant!

Nothing slicker than screwing something into the stab mount. I e never gotten fancier than a plastic spool, but I've always coveted one of those big Zebcos..... They're the BOMB!

Extra points if you got that one..

From: BSBD
17-Jun-16
I've used all types. Hand wind is fine, big Zebcos are ok but I have an AMS Pro now and it's so much better than anything else. I put the AMS on an old Hoyt Hunter Supreme metal riser that I got for $75 with 60# limbs. The t/d is nice especially on a boat. I also modified a rod holder so the bow sits in the holder instead of laying on the deck.

From: tradmt
17-Jun-16
AMS and duct/gorilla tape. Simple, stays put and just plain works. These threads come up a few times a year and there is always mention and recommendations for the hand spool stuff but if you're going to blowfish more than a few hours a year and/or from a boat you will find a retriever like the AMS to be well worth the money.

You can screw them to a riser as well if your bow has the inserts or you can install them yourself.

As mentioned you could go with metal risers and 'dedicated' fishing bows but my opinion is that they are too heavy for my liking and unnecessarily so when taping a retriever to my wood risers works so well.

From: trkytrack
18-Jun-16
Used the handyman's secret weapon, duct tape, and just attached a bowfishing spool to the bow. Winding the line back on the spool with a big carp on the end of the line kinda stinks but it works. Remember: if the woman don't find ya handsome, they should at least find ya handy!

From: Jaquomo
18-Jun-16
Since it was on the bowfishing forum I figured it wasn't about desert bighorns..

;)

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