Bowfishing is far and away one of the coolest hobbies. What other activity can turn the tranquil sport of fishing into an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride with a bow and arrows? There’s no better time than now to get into bowfishing, so read on to learn what you need to bring on every bowfishing trip.
You probably could have guessed that one of the essentials is a bow! When you’re starting out in the hobby, don’t worry about buying an expensive bow with crazy doodads and knickknacks that will help with your aim. If you have an old hunting or target bow lying around, that will work perfectly! You can also take a trip to your local sporting goods store and pick up an affordable bow.
It’s important to choose a bow that you can draw easily without too much strain. Comfort is key when you’re out on the water hunting your prey!
We don’t think it will shock anyone when we say that where there’s a bow, there are arrows! Pick up a few fiberglass fishing arrows along with your bow. Fishing arrows usually cost around $10 to $20 each, which may seem a bit expensive. However, you don’t need as many fishing arrows as you do hunting arrows.
Reel and Line
This is where the “fishing” part of “bowfishing” comes in. Your reel and line will allow you to bring in the fish you strike with ease (and help you get your arrows back when you miss)! If you’re just starting out, we’d recommend a basic hand reel and line made of synthetic fibers.
Finally, a good bowfishing light is a necessity if you’re planning to go bowfishing after dark. Why would you choose night bowfishing, you ask? Most people start bowfishing because it’s exciting—night bowfishing takes the excitement and ramps it up even more!
Now that you know what you need to bring on every bowfishing trip, stock up on supplies and hit the water!