Cheap N Easy Home Made Fishing Arrow

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Introduction: Cheap N Easy Home Made Fishing Arrow

I was looking at doing a bit of bowfishing for flatfish  with a slingbow, but finding supplies and equipment here in the UK was a massive pain and proved to be very expensive by comparison to the prices in the US. Bowfishing in fresh water is illegal here, but as I use the set up to shoot fish in the shallows along the beach, it's all good! :D

Step 1: Stuff You'll Need for This Project...

A bit of spare paracord
Leatherman Wave / Pliers
A safety pin
A Lighter
A medium sized barrel swivel
An arrow with a screw on/off arrowhead

Step 2:

We need need of the inner strands for this, so clip an end and pull one free.

Step 3:

Tie a self locking know down by the vanes, this will act as a stop point for the swivel

Step 4:

Slide a medium sized swivel down the line, this will allow the line to pass freely along the arrow's length and to come free neatly of the bow mounted reel.

Step 5:

The same way we as by the vanes, tie off a self locking knot to stop the swivel from coming free, use the lighter carefully to tidy up the snipped ends

Step 6:

Take off the arrow head and prepare to make the barb with a safety pin. The beauty of this is after we shoot a fish, we can take the head off and slide it off easily

Step 7:

Clip the pin as shown

Step 8:

Open up the bend slightly and slip it over the barrel section

Step 9:

Screw back down, and bend the barbs in line with the shaft

Step 10:

One finished fishing arrow, with slider, just tie it off to your mainline and shoot!

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Great job i did the same thing but with tin

i was going to go buy one but now i will make my own, good job

what's to knot called?

Great job btw

I couldn't quite understand how you made the swivel slider until I had a look at another post do you glue or seal the knots to stop them moving

Would bending the pin back again to make barbs be helpful?

yes, you bend them back down in-line with the shaft