Bowfishing slingbow SUCCESS!!!

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Bowfishing slingbow SUCCESS!!!

Postby jamesmc » Mon May 28, 2012 9:50 am

It is official. The slingbow works. I had to do several mods and a lot of trial and error before I could make it work. I started out with a $15 wallyworld sling shot. Bent the arms out, added 40lb bands, built a rest and fishing reel seat and finally added a bow string (made of paracord) and "D" loop so I can shoot my release. Here are the spoils for the evening....

First fish was an 18 inch gar followed by a nice 10lb buffalo. Several more gar, a spoonbill and I stuck it out for a nice 30lb bighead. The final tally was 8 gar, 1 buffalo, 1 spoonbill, 3 silvers and a bighead!!

Here are a few pics......

The "d" loop i made
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Some "hero" shots
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Re: Bowfishing slingbow SUCCESS!!!

Postby River Ramblin' Man » Tue May 29, 2012 6:46 pm

That's awesome. What was the final cost after everything?
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Re: Bowfishing slingbow SUCCESS!!!

Postby jamesmc » Tue May 29, 2012 9:35 pm

About $50 total. The slingshot is a $20 daisy from Wallyworld. I put a Zebco 888 I bought used for $20. The high power bands were about $10. Everything else I fabricated at work with extra parts we had laying around.
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Re: Bowfishing slingbow SUCCESS!!!

Postby River Ramblin' Man » Wed May 30, 2012 10:01 pm

Ive wanted one ever since I saw a video on YouTube. May have to look into it one day.
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Re: Bowfishing slingbow SUCCESS!!!

Postby jamesmc » Thu May 31, 2012 6:12 am

If you have any questions on anything, just ask. I'll help you all I can. It's a blast!!

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Re: Bowfishing slingbow SUCCESS!!!

Postby cONG » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:18 am

How accurate is it? Nice rig

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Re: Bowfishing slingbow SUCCESS!!!

Postby jamesmc » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:14 pm

Pretty accurate. I have made a few adjustments so it should be a little better next time out. Twisted the arm support out to the left to shoot straighter. I alos added a whisker biscuit but I'm not sure if I like it yet. Those gar are only about 18 inches long. It's pretty straight.

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