How Do I Tie a Line to a Safety Slide Bow for Fishing?

How Do I Tie a Line to a Safety Slide Bow for Fishing?
The AMS Safety Slide is designed to mount on the shaft of a fishing arrow and prevent the line from becoming tangled while shooting. When properly installed, the Safety Slide remains forward while the arrow is aimed and fired and then slides to the rear of the shaft as the arrow travels through the air. The Safety Slide reduces the chances of the fishing line becoming tangled with the bow string, causing a potentially dangerous snap back.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Fishing arrow with Safety Slide installed
  • Fishing line
  • Scissors
Step 1
Hold the fishing arrow with the point up so the Safety Slide is stationary at the back of the arrow.
Step 2
Form a simple loose overhand loop 10 inches from the free end of the fishing line. Thread the free end of the fishing line through the small hole on one side of the Safety Slide, across and through the hole on the opposite side. Pull 8 to 10 inches of line through the Safety Slide.
Step 3
Feed the free end of the line through the loose overhand knot to begin forming the main loop of the Rapala knot. Wrap the free end of the line around the main line three times, starting near the overhand loop and working up the line.
Step 4
Turn the free end of the line down and through the loose overhand knot. Adjust the size of the main loop so it will extend past the end of the arrow during flight.
Step 5
Moisten the Rapala knot with water or saliva and pull tight. Trim excess line from the knot with sharp scissors or snips.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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