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Old 09-24-2004, 02:31 PM
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Hello all I am brand new to this forum and like what I see so far. This will be my 2nd year of bowhunting and I have a question about fletching colors. I am looking for opinions on colors to stay away from and color preferences of other hunters. Thanks in advance
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Old 09-24-2004, 02:43 PM
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I myself like to have 2 neon orange and one neon green it makes it a lil easier to find them if one gets away from you,I dont really think there is any colors you should stay away from just choose the colors that you like.
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Old 09-24-2004, 03:23 PM
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I like to use Bright Colored Feathers..

It makes it ALOT easier to see the arrow flight and where you hit the animal..

I use 3 chartruse or Flourescent Yellow or all white or a combination of the three
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Old 09-24-2004, 03:23 PM
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I personlly like and recommend bright colors that allow you to not only see your arrow in flight but allows you to find your arrow more readily after the shot. I shoot both two white/one yellow and two flor. yellow/one flor orange....

Dark arrows don't do you any good to follow the flight of the arrow, see the arrow enter the deer, find the arrow after.

Go with bright fletch, stay away from dark or camo'd fletch...
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Old 09-24-2004, 03:27 PM
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Bright fletchings are the way to go. I suggest having one pink or one blue vane as these really stand out (even buried in leaves).
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Old 09-24-2004, 03:34 PM
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I found this on Carolina Archery Products website.

White vanes are the softest regardless of the manufacturer or material. This is because it takes a lot of dye to produce the white color and the dye weakens the vane. You will also notice that white vanes get discolored faster than other vanes.
Taken from this link : http://www.carolinaarcheryprod.com/fletch_choice.htm
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Old 09-24-2004, 03:46 PM
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ORIGINAL: JeramyK

I found this on Carolina Archery Products website.

White vanes are the softest regardless of the manufacturer or material. This is because it takes a lot of dye to produce the white color and the dye weakens the vane. You will also notice that white vanes get discolored faster than other vanes.
Taken from this link : http://www.carolinaarcheryprod.com/fletch_choice.htm

Now thats interesting.. I never new that...
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Old 09-24-2004, 06:38 PM
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I like to use white as my cock feather or fletch and either 2 flo green,orange or yellow.I use the white to judge the blood color.
After I shoot a featherd arrow through a deer,I can't seem to ever get it in good enough shape to use again.I've used warm water, mild soap and a hair drier.
Does anyone know how to get the feathers back in good shape?Thanks
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Old 09-24-2004, 06:54 PM
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I use all white, for a couple of reasons. 1 Blood shows up on white the best! 2 the arrow is easier to find after the shot and also because the white does tend to discolor quicker, it helps with the tuning of my bow ie... if the fletching is hitting anything.
just my 2 cents worth.
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Old 09-24-2004, 07:10 PM
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i have grey and pink, blue and pink, yellow and orange barred. Think I got some green barred ones too. I like the pink ones easier to find on the ground..
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