Bowfishing equipment is simple, inexpensive, and available from most sport shops. It consists of:
- A solid fiberglass arrow which has a specialized fish point and a slide device to which your line is attached. The slide attachment helps prevent the fish arrow from coming back toward the archer if the line gets snagged on part of the bow or if the line does not feed smoothly from its receptacle.
- Either a large spool or container that screws or tapes right onto your bow and feeds out the line like a standard spinning reel, or a closed-face spin cast reel made especially for bowfishing.