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#3187196 - 03/08/13 08:04 AM Fletching colors
Lady's man
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How do u base the colors you choose. I dnt worry about how they look i just put the brightest most contrasting colo rs so its easier to find after the shot. I use bright orange and white
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#3187266 - 03/08/13 09:02 AM Re: Fletching colors [Re: Lady's man]
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I have found the best color for me to use and keep track in flight is 2 white and one bright pink
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#3187321 - 03/08/13 10:05 AM Re: Fletching colors [Re: reloadxx]
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On my crested hunting arrows i use 2 white and 1 flo. green to match the flo green to white fade. On my 3d arrows, for competition I use dark colors that don't easily show up-- 2 dark blue and 1 black.
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#3187438 - 03/08/13 12:36 PM Re: Fletching colors [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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I want something I can see, I use 3 flo. yellow's with a flo. yellow wrap.
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#3187452 - 03/08/13 12:59 PM Re: Fletching colors [Re: thetoolman]
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all white on mine
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#3187574 - 03/08/13 03:02 PM Re: Fletching colors [Re: stik]
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 Originally Posted By: stik
all white on mine


x2 looks good and can find them pretty easy if need be.
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#3187922 - 03/09/13 03:30 AM Re: Fletching colors [Re: deerhunter10]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
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all white on mine


x2 looks good and can find them pretty easy if need be.


and i like it when you look through the binocs and see that they have turned red ;\)
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#3189564 - 03/11/13 09:22 AM Re: Fletching colors [Re: stik]
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2 flouresent pink one white
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#3189918 - 03/11/13 04:22 PM Re: Fletching colors [Re: Ckirk4bama]
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 Originally Posted By: Ckirk4bama
2 flouresent pink one white


X2. Pink always shows up good.

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#3190112 - 03/11/13 07:34 PM Re: Fletching colors [Re: Poleaxe]
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Two white and one neon green.
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#3190146 - 03/11/13 07:59 PM Re: Fletching colors [Re: UTGrad]
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Pink & White for me too. I use to shoot all white; fletched some pink/whites up for my wife...and she sailed one over the target. I could see it from 30 yds away. Light bulb clicked off in my head and I've used hot pink/white ever since. It sucks at the ASA tournaments though...they stick out like a sore thumb in the targets and everybody guns for your arrow if you're in a good spot.
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#3190187 - 03/11/13 08:23 PM Re: Fletching colors [Re: UTGrad]
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3d set up all black with a black nock . Hunting - all white with a white nock .
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#3190227 - 03/11/13 08:45 PM Re: Fletching colors [Re: bowhunter163]
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why the dark colors for 3d setup?
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#3190241 - 03/11/13 08:56 PM Re: Fletching colors [Re: outdoors crazy]
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 Originally Posted By: outdoors crazy
why the dark colors for 3d setup?


Two reasons, but they are actually one in the same—to make it harder for people in your group and in the same class from zeroing in on your arrow and keep them from using it as a reference point to setup their shot—my fletchings are two dark blue and one black with a dark blue nock and it is harder to see than the light colors.

However, alot of 3D archers use adapters and pin nocks and in the event your arrow hits like that it will likely hit the side of the adapter and deflect off. A guy in our group got "bounced" out of the 10 and 12 rings at Cheatham last month and had to settle for 8's every time—it stinks, but that is just the way it happens.

When I shot hunter class I was notorious for using others arrows as reference points because I was using fixed pins. For example, if the distance was 37 yards and you were at the top of the 10-ring I would set my 30-yard pin on your arrow and let it drift down to the bottom of the 10-ring and try to catch a 12.
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#3190335 - 03/11/13 10:00 PM Re: Fletching colors [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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^ I can't explain it any better .

Edited by bowhunter163 (03/11/13 10:01 PM)
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#3190403 - 03/12/13 01:02 AM Re: Fletching colors [Re: stik]
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 Originally Posted By: stik
 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
 Originally Posted By: stik
all white on mine


x2 looks good and can find them pretty easy if need be.


and i like it when you look through the binocs and see that they have turned red ;\)


absolutely! best feeling in the world no doubt
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#3190485 - 03/12/13 07:45 AM Re: Fletching colors [Re: deerhunter10]
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I read a study once that pink shows up the best. I have watched alot of hunting shows and more hunters do use the hot pink fletching and wraps. I like the idea of being able to see my arrow. Some guys have a macho image and would not shoot pink anything. If it helps me recover an animal I am not too macho to shoot pink.
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#3190624 - 03/12/13 10:07 AM Re: Fletching colors [Re: Toxophilite Phil]
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 Originally Posted By: Toxophilite Phil
I read a study once that pink shows up the best. I have watched alot of hunting shows and more hunters do use the hot pink fletching and wraps. I like the idea of being able to see my arrow. Some guys have a macho image and would not shoot pink anything. If it helps me recover an animal I am not too macho to shoot pink.


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#3191088 - 03/12/13 08:05 PM Re: Fletching colors [Re: UTGrad]
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Solide white wraps and all white fletchings here. Will change as i lose fletchings along the way
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#3191112 - 03/12/13 08:23 PM Re: Fletching colors [Re: cozy23]
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2 Pink and 1 White
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#3191305 - 03/13/13 03:49 AM Re: Fletching colors [Re: fourwheeler431]
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I never thought about pink i always thought it would look like red. Ima try pink this yr i believe.
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#3191350 - 03/13/13 06:32 AM Re: Fletching colors [Re: Lady's man]
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Yeah the pink shows up awesome in the woods. The problem with the colors red, bright orange, or charteuse is that in the fall woods...all the vegetation is turning the same exact colors as your fletching. It makes it a big tougher to spot the arrow. Out of the woods, the reds and charteuse color will stick out good. There's nothing really in the woods that is hot pink in color so it sticks out pretty good.
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#3191411 - 03/13/13 08:12 AM Re: Fletching colors [Re: Crow Terminator]
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Crow is right about the fall colors. But thus far I haven't had a problem finding one. They are usually in the ground just past where the deer was, painted red! \:D

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#3191417 - 03/13/13 08:16 AM Re: Fletching colors [Re: Hoss]
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You could crest or wrap the arrows and put whatever design/color you want on them as well—it makes finding them a tad easier to find. Although, my arrows are almost always buried up about 4inches in the dirt, sticking up at a 45 degree angle coated in some wierd red color. \:\)
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#3193118 - 03/15/13 03:49 AM Re: Fletching colors [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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#3195166 - 03/17/13 12:36 PM Re: Fletching colors [Re: UTGrad]
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red
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#3213714 - 04/04/13 05:26 PM Re: Fletching colors [Re: nodog]
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see if u use pink and tell the wifey u used that color cause its her favorite then she will be more inclined when u tell her ur gona go try em out.
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#3214886 - 04/06/13 07:08 AM Re: Fletching colors [Re: Poleaxe]
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Good thread!
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#3217198 - 04/08/13 10:37 PM Re: Fletching colors [Re: Bar7mag]
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I have flourescent green and yellow, but found that in the pre-dawn, they look remarkably similar.
I ended up using a sharpie and drawing a dark triangle on the single vane (both sides), to let me ID for easier nocking once I am up in the tree.
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#3217902 - 04/09/13 07:13 PM Re: Fletching colors [Re: LanceS4803]
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Three white. Love it. Along time ago i fletched some with 2 brown and a black to be super camo'oed. it didnt take long to get rid of those. LOL
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#3219782 - 04/11/13 06:56 PM Re: Fletching colors [Re: muddyboots]
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2 red and 1 white......love it.
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#3224142 - 04/17/13 06:58 AM Re: Fletching colors [Re: UTGrad]
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Two pink one white for me.
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#3228331 - 04/22/13 07:19 AM Re: Fletching colors [Re: Ckirk4bama]
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Reflective wrap w /two white and one pink.

Matt Eddie from Energywave Bowstrings did a great job on my arrows and on my new string.

A big thanks to Matt.

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