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Suggest some color combos for fletching

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Valkyrie 19-Mar-17
M60gunner 19-Mar-17
M60gunner 20-Mar-17
Viper 20-Mar-17
bowhunt 20-Mar-17
DanaC 20-Mar-17
George D. Stout 20-Mar-17
sir misalots 20-Mar-17
Easykeeper 20-Mar-17
The Whittler 20-Mar-17
N. Y. Yankee 20-Mar-17
Orion 20-Mar-17
Valkyrie 20-Mar-17
tradmt 20-Mar-17
Easykeeper 20-Mar-17
Scooby-doo 20-Mar-17
S.M.Robertson 20-Mar-17
George D. Stout 20-Mar-17
limbwalker 20-Mar-17
Murray Seratt 20-Mar-17
bigdog21 20-Mar-17
bigdog21 20-Mar-17
Archer 20-Mar-17
Bob Rowlands 20-Mar-17
Kodiak 20-Mar-17
PECO 20-Mar-17
Darkarcher 20-Mar-17
tradmt 20-Mar-17
Tom Baldwin 20-Mar-17
PeteA 20-Mar-17
Stealth2 20-Mar-17
Stealth2 20-Mar-17
Stealth2 20-Mar-17
GF 20-Mar-17
From: Valkyrie
Date: 19-Mar-17




This will be for Beman ICS Bowhunter shafts. I was thinking about a 10" white cap with a white cock feather and chartreuse hens. I'm just looking for something that stands out from the background and really just looks pretty cool too.

I'm not much on the artistic stuff.

From: M60gunner
Date: 19-Mar-17

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For standout in the desert or in the target I like the flo yellow wraps with flo yellow feathers. Also a flo yellow nock to match. Gateway Feathers, One Stringer wraps.

From: M60gunner
Date: 20-Mar-17

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I meant flo green nocks. Another combo I like but no quite as easy to see in a black target.

From: Viper
Date: 20-Mar-17




V -

Use a color that's unnatural to the target environment.

Viper out.

From: bowhunt
Date: 20-Mar-17




I think your choice sounds excellent!

White,chartreuse,pink,orange,Yellow and bright lime typically stand out well in flight and when looking for your arrow.A few of listed those show up best

From: DanaC
Date: 20-Mar-17




type 'arrows' in the search box, then click on 'keyword'

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 20-Mar-17




Pink and blue. ) It will stand out.

From: sir misalots
Date: 20-Mar-17




no color stands out on the forest floor like blue.(for me anyway) If these are for stumping or small game ....go blue.

But if used for turkey hunting ,steer clear.

From: Easykeeper
Date: 20-Mar-17




I'm boring when it comes to fletching, either three shield cut natural gray barred turkey feathers or three shield cut white feathers. I never use a different color cock feather.

The natural feathers are much tough and hold up a lot longer than the white, but the natural are tougher to see in flight. For me, nothing shows up better in all-around conditions than white fletching with a white nock.

I do like plenty of color in the cap, cresting or wrap though.

From: The Whittler
Date: 20-Mar-17




Blue and white and purple and white look good.

From: N. Y. Yankee
Date: 20-Mar-17




For fall hunting, I like all 3 white with a white nock, no wraps. For winter/Snow I like all red fletching and a ruby red nock on a white wrap

From: Orion Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 20-Mar-17




I use some combination of white and chartreuse for my target arrows. Some all white, some all chartreuse, including crown; Some white crown, chartreuse feathers and vice versa. Also vary between white and chartreuse nocks.

From: Valkyrie
Date: 20-Mar-17




I am thinking for fall hunting go with a white cap with white shield cut feathers and a white nock. But. And I know this is heresy in many traditional circles, having shotndeer with all manner of archery gear aside from traditional, meaning compounds and xbows. Illuminated nocks have been one of the greatest tools I have ever used in the woods. Easy to track the arrow to the animal and judge my shot placement. Finding my arrow easier in the duff and ground litter and examining the blood evidence. So I used green illuminated nocks as green is the easiest color for the eye to see in low light and the last to fade in darkness.

I guess what I'm saying is I am thinking of some really nice subdued combinations for hunting and the bright colors for the target range.

From: tradmt
Date: 20-Mar-17




Your idea sounds good if you like those colors, add a lighted nock if you really want some visibility.

From: Easykeeper
Date: 20-Mar-17




You'll get no criticism from me regarding lighted nocks, they are a great tool in my opinion. That said I admit I haven't used them...yet.

If you want subdued by nice looking, go with shield cut natural gray parred turkey feathers. They are more expensive but last so much longer that in the long run the cost difference is probably minimal. Natural camo and in my opinion the nicest looking feather, just tough to see in flight.

From: Scooby-doo
Date: 20-Mar-17




Power Blue everything, cap and all 3 feathers and the nock. Shawn

From: S.M.Robertson
Date: 20-Mar-17




my favorites have always been yellow, orange, red, white.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 20-Mar-17




You can also use feather tracers which are cheaper and also show up well on a hit.

From: limbwalker
Date: 20-Mar-17




2 Yellow and 1 barred yellow over reflective yellow wraps have been my preferred hunting fletching for years now. Easy to see and track in flight, but not white. I don't like white fletching for safety reasons and because a batch of white fletchings moving through the woods looks too much like a deer running for the hills to other deer. Yellow may not be better for that but it is safer.

From: Murray Seratt Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 20-Mar-17




I like blue and chartreuse together. Also pink and blue.

From: bigdog21
Date: 20-Mar-17

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From: bigdog21
Date: 20-Mar-17

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From: Archer
Date: 20-Mar-17

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Or just go with what ever colors you have available. I made these up from stuff I had on hand.

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 20-Mar-17




Well, white looks cool to me. If you really want to see the arrow in flight, the most visible to me by a wide margin -and I have made LOTS of color combos- is all white...white cap, fletch and nock. Arrows look like tracers in flight.

From: Kodiak
Date: 20-Mar-17




I like flo-yellow for all three feathers. That color is the most visible to me by a wide margin.

From: PECO
Date: 20-Mar-17

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Here are 2 arrow, one would be spotted much easier than the other in the woods.

From: Darkarcher
Date: 20-Mar-17

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From: tradmt
Date: 20-Mar-17




The powder blue is the most visible to me, more so than white. Flo orange works well for me too.

Those fur tracers would help as well but I don't think anything tops a lighted nock. I had never used them until this year I added them to some small game arrows and flu flu's and WOW to they pop, especially first and last light.

From: Tom Baldwin Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 20-Mar-17




My old eyes are getting a little dimmer each year. I love natural and dyed barred Real turkey feathers more than anything, but for hunting(now)I really can see chartreuse or baby pink(not hot pink!)better than anything else. White is good too, but I just never fell in love with all white fletches. I still love beautiful arrows in any colors! This last year I've been experimenting with Beman White Out shafts. I can see them well, and I'm hoping they will let me use some darker fletches in nicer looking combinations(ok, that's two competing ideas, but I'd hope there is a way to have both.) I'm finding white shafts are pretty pleasing!

From: PeteA
Date: 20-Mar-17




3 4" pink parabolic feathers with pink wraps and a chartreuse nock. I also put a small strip of reflective wrap below the nock and again below the front of the feathers. Hard to lose them!

From: Stealth2 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 20-Mar-17

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My favorite is partial hot pink dip with all pink feathers.

From: Stealth2 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 20-Mar-17

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I use this combo when hunting spring bear, great for low light conditions. Chart dip with Chart/White feathers

From: Stealth2 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 20-Mar-17

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Made these "Traditional" up last year. Copied my first set of arrows from 1969..All white shaft with White/Chart feathers. Back in '69 only had yellow.

From: GF
Date: 20-Mar-17




I've often thought that a natural barred shield with the last inch or so in high-contrast would look good, and BigDog sure hasn't done anything to sway my thinking on that...

There's some reallly nice work showing up on this thread!

Lucky for me, I just happen to have a large supply of blue full- length... Viper's point about colors not found in nature is spot- on, and it turns out that blue and a bright pink are right up there in that department.. So George is probably right about pink & blue on the same shaft... if you don't mind how that looks.

Cone to think of it, I have a few hot pink wraps to play with...





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