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My first attempt at fletching

Old 02-09-2009, 04:42 AM
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Default My first attempt at fletching

I took some great advice from the technical forums and jumped into fletching. I think the best advice I heard was 'Don't squeeze the tube, let it roll out naturally.' That really helped to not overload them with glue.

Here is my first batch.

Here is what I started with...


Cleaned them up a bit to get to here...



Next it was onto fletching...


And here are a few of them...





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Old 02-09-2009, 05:15 AM
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Nice!!

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Old 02-09-2009, 05:17 AM
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Takes a little practice but looking good! If you would like some cool wraps I have had good luck with onestringer wraps..
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:32 AM
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Thanks MeanV2

DemoIL, my first arrow was stripped down and started over. These are some practice arrows for my backup bow so I figured it was a good start. And they will shot thru a WB so it should be a good test of how well I did!!

I'm thinking of putting wraps on my Carbon Express arrows that are at the shop getting cut now. I'm going to practice up on my arrows before I do my main ones.
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:33 AM
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Pops, enjoyable isn't it.

I get the kick out of FOB guys saying they don't have to fletch arrows anymore. I thoroughly enjoy fletching arrows.
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:19 AM
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It really is. I was at my Dad's yesterday and my first question was, 'got any arrows that need fletching?' I can see playing around with all different combos and looks.
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:11 AM
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Nice job. I spent a couple of relaxing hours last evening fletching some arrows for a friend and then went ahead and did some for me too!
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:13 AM
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Looks like u did a good job to me
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:10 AM
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Hi Dennis, How are you doing? Arrows look great, and I bet you
will find it's fun and relaxing to fletch your own, I know I do. Sure
beats having to take them to a shop!!
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:05 PM
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Its also a great money saver. I only shoot broadheads for practice because i figure "practice like you hunt" so if your shooting tight groups you will go through a TON of fletchings. If you had to pay someone to fix everyone then we probably would not be able to afford to hunt. Congrats on learning a new hunting skill.
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