Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Cooter

Tiller settings on bow

9 posts in this topic

Should they be the same(top and bottom) for both single and double cam bows? And you measure from the string to where the limb meets the limb pocket? Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think each bow is different, however, would assume they should be pretty close.... I would e-mail the company for the bow you have to be sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll do that DD, thanks. Is my assumption on the measurements good?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep.. there is a level tool that clamps to the string and usually has markings for measurment.. Like this one here.

0428.jpg

Move this item up the string to where the level meets the limb and take a measurement.. .do the same for the bottom limb.

I will say this.. I had/have a bow that shoots better with the bottom limb a tad tighter than the top.. Its all about fine tuneing, and how crazy you want to get with it... I used to be a hard core tune guy and spend hours at it. SO that I could shoot X's on a NFAA target at 20 yards with no fletching. As I have gotten older I have become a little more "normal"....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most single and twin cam bows these days require the tiller be set equal top and bottom. I have not run across one yet nor have a read anything that says to adjust it differently. Easton makes a good tuning document that you can download for free that helps with tuning the bow. I belive in there it says to make sure the tiller is even on both ends.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got the Easton tuning guide printed out and it is very helpful. However, I called the archery shop where I got my bow and the tiller settings will not be the same on that bow. The easy solution was to crank er all the way down and back it off one turn on each limb. The different tiller settings had something to do with axle being centered on the idler wheel and not on the cam - don't ask me to explain any further cuz I couldn't tell ya. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You shouldn't need to worry about tiller settings on a single cam bow for the reason cooter just mentioned. It is important to pay close attention to it on a twin cam bow because the cams need to be in time with each other to eliminate nocking point movement.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Eye-I however still think its important to pay attention to your tiller settings as you dont want one limb more flexed than the other. I could be way wrong on this.. I shoot a cam.5 wich is a hybrid solo type cam.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One thing I learned in my PSE tech training: The string on a single cam bow does not run parallel to the riser. For this reason it is difficult and perhaps inaccurate to measure from the limb pocket to the string. Counting the turns may be the best way to keep the tiller even. It is an important adjustment. Obviously for a twin cam bow, to keep timing...but also to keep the bow shooting smoothly...if the tiller is not set equal, one limb is operating at a different poundage...higher or lower...this will cause nock travel and flight errors. (think of a sling shot with one tight band on one side, and a looser band on the other...how can it shoot straight?)

The first step we learned from George at PSE school..."Check the Tiller..even?...proceed"

good luck and good shooting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • ANYFISH2
      7/19 Day 5   Day 5 was spent celebrating my Isaacs 11th birthday!  Lots of cake and catering to him.  The exciting typical swimmimg and paddling ruled the day.  Grandma and grandpa DeZurik came up to celebrate his birthday as well.  Always nice to get both sets of grandparents together at the same time.   Fishing continued slow even more.  Still a successful night though. The birthday boy conceded his seat in the boat so grandma and grandpa cpuld join me for the evening fish trip.  My folks in all truth haven't been fishing for 2 years or more.  It was just nice to get them in the boat.   I struggled as the acting to put them on a consistent bite.  Mom as able to scratch out the biggest walleye at 17".  Dad brought home the honors of most fish caught landing a 14" and 15" walleye, 8.5" bluegill, and 2 perch as big aa his leech! I mustered up 1 small pumpkinseed.
    • ANYFISH2
      no doubt aboit the hooks, they are lottle stickers.
    • DLD24
      I like drifting with them and snap jigging them with a controlled fall...Almost every time you'll feel that tick just as it's hitting bottom... Last time I was on mille lacs that's all I could get them to go on. As far as colors I'd just match the forage Tullies in the lake use blue,purples,silvers....Perch use perch colors.. I think the jiggin rap is my new favorite way to fish, but it gets scary with them little hooks when you got a big eye on lol.
    • DLD24
      Fished Big Sandy from 8-2 today and got 10 eyes (no keepers) keeper crappie and perch.... Marked tons of fish, but it was tough to get them to go, Lindy rig with a half crawler was the best by far. I tried leeches,jigging rap, jig n plastic. Points and reefs were the spots, later in the day a lot of fish were off the edges of the reefs... Just one day this year I'd like a happy medium weather wise, either I'm in 4ft rollers or 90 degrees with zero wind haha.
    • Garmandu
      According to Al Linder you can do it all with them...on his video that I watched a while back he was in deeper water throwing into 15 feet and working it back to the boat.  I have not tried it yet but will have to sometime this year.  Sand or gravel bottom would be the best.
    • ANYFISH2
      Just started playing with these this week as a friend has been have goos luck all summer with them on the Cass lake chain. I have not any success yet but not real sure on the best way to use them with my set this week.  My friend searches pods of fish out with electronics then spot locks and vertical jigs. I have no electronics or spot lock so I have been control drifting and jigging.   My questions...   Is there a depth they work better in, shallow vs. deeper?   Better vertically jigged vs trolled vs casted and jigged?   prime colors? of course my be lake dependent.   typically, aggressive jigging vs subtle jigging?   Thanks for tips
    • Perchy
      Yes, insured. I will ask the adjuster, thanks.
    • Captain Acorn
      Thanks cliff and lb I have actually had better luck with the puppet minnows from northland but I have mainly jigged them vertically definently is a fun way to fish 
    • LBerquist
      I've been trolling at about .5mph while using a jigging rap. This way one guy can still drag a lindy. I keep the front hook intact but my boat has contributed about half a dozen to the lake so far this summer. Im still working on getting the hang of it. If I know I'm in a rough area I will attempt to keep the jig from hitting bottom which still seems to be effective. I did pick up a couple off brands that don't have a front hook that I want to try. This is just what I have been toying around with, I'm definitely not an expert at it.
    • fisherjmb
      Hi Everyone, a couple of questions, I know there is free public boat ramp in Stillwater just above the lift bridge. Is there another public boat ramp further down river? I thought I read somewhere that Beanies is or was becoming a free public boat launch. Is that the case? Also, I am thinking of heading there on Monday to try my luck. Any tactics/depths/areas that have been producing for anyone?