Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


plaid camo

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sir misalots 11-Jan-19
Stumpkiller 11-Jan-19
bluesman 12-Jan-19
DanaC 12-Jan-19
DanaC 12-Jan-19
DanaC 12-Jan-19
DanaC 12-Jan-19
mahantango 12-Jan-19
DanaC 12-Jan-19
swampwalker 12-Jan-19
woodsman 12-Jan-19
tradmt 12-Jan-19
crookedstix 12-Jan-19
crookedstix 12-Jan-19
tzolk 12-Jan-19
tzolk 12-Jan-19
Riverwolf 12-Jan-19
Osage Outlaw 12-Jan-19
FITTER 12-Jan-19
spike78 12-Jan-19
Riverwolf 12-Jan-19
UpNorth 12-Jan-19
Hookedspur 12-Jan-19
Riverwolf 12-Jan-19
tradmt 12-Jan-19
lawdy 12-Jan-19
sir misalots 12-Jan-19
sir misalots 12-Jan-19
OregonTK 12-Jan-19
OregonTK 12-Jan-19
OregonTK 12-Jan-19
OregonTK 12-Jan-19
K Cummings 12-Jan-19
Lowcountry 12-Jan-19
Lowcountry 12-Jan-19
K Cummings 12-Jan-19
Lowcountry 12-Jan-19
Paul 12-Jan-19
Knifeguy 12-Jan-19
Keefers 13-Jan-19
sir misalots 13-Jan-19
Keefers 13-Jan-19
DanaC 13-Jan-19
timex 13-Jan-19
timex 13-Jan-19
Vanhethof 13-Jan-19
George D. Stout 13-Jan-19
Vanhethof 13-Jan-19
Paul 14-Jan-19
Fall Gray 14-Jan-19
Roger Norris 14-Jan-19
Knifeguy 14-Jan-19
Andy Man 14-Jan-19
old buck 14-Jan-19
NOVA7 14-Jan-19
Okaw 14-Jan-19
South Farm 15-Jan-19
NY Yankee 15-Jan-19
jwhitetail 15-Jan-19
BigB 15-Jan-19
Zbone 15-Jan-19
Pete Patterson 15-Jan-19
tradmt 15-Jan-19
Okaw 15-Jan-19
SB 16-Jan-19
From: sir misalots
Date: 11-Jan-19




Im always tickled to see people that kill critters in plaid camo from the ground. If you have any pics please post.

From: Stumpkiller
Date: 11-Jan-19

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Shadow plaid. Works surprisingly well in snow.

From: bluesman
Date: 12-Jan-19

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Shot this little whitetail ..dressed as is in the photo in PENDLETON shirt, had my face covered though with a BUFF ...

From: DanaC
Date: 12-Jan-19

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A lot of deer have been taken by guys in red-and-black wool plaid.

I'm more concerned with movement than pattern or color. Good camo lets you get a way with *a bit* of movement. So will the right color or combination.

Had a couple bears 18 yards away this past season, I was in a blaze orange coat and hat. I didn't move a muscle, they didn't spook. Week earlier, same coat, I moved a bit and a doe picked me up from 60 yards.

"Sit still!" is your best bet, with 'Play the wind' a close second.

From: DanaC
Date: 12-Jan-19




One thing I've noticed is that the 'texture' of cloth changes how it relects light.

The 'soft' wool pants Bluesman is wearing is a 'solid' color but appears dappled in light and shadow.

I had an old army drab jacket that did the same thing. Techically a 'solid' color but appeared light-and-dark in the woods.

Shinier fabrics don't do this so well. Even many camo outfits appear 'uniform' because of the 'hard' fabric they're made of.

From: DanaC
Date: 12-Jan-19

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Wool shirts, all bought off e-bay. That 'yellow' plaid is great in the October woods.

From: DanaC
Date: 12-Jan-19




http://leatherwall.bowsite.com/TF/lw/thread2.cfm?forum=23&threadid=306828&messages=62&CATEGORY=9

For more on 'red plaid'

From: mahantango
Date: 12-Jan-19




Wow! That yellow plaid has got be the ugliest shirt I've ever seen.

From: DanaC
Date: 12-Jan-19




LOL! Yeah it makes a statement ;-) And it is 'jacket' thick so it's as warm as it is ugly.

From: swampwalker
Date: 12-Jan-19




Yeah, its not that the yellow plaid was effective. Rather the deer to one look and decided to ignore you! :^)

From: woodsman
Date: 12-Jan-19

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From: tradmt
Date: 12-Jan-19




It doesn’t take much to hide from these critters, especially whitetails, until you move. I have been using the timber ghost stuff from Asbel, great color blends and open patterned, that said, nothing tops ASAT for camouflage. It’s the ‘get caught moving and still kill’em’ camo!

From: crookedstix
Date: 12-Jan-19




This is the Woolrich shirt I had on when I shot a cow elk in CO last fall--nice colors, but I wish it was wool and not cotton. Sadly, there's not as much wool in Woolrich any more; most of their stuff that I see in stores up here is brushed cotton made to look like wool.

From: crookedstix
Date: 12-Jan-19

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From: tzolk
Date: 12-Jan-19

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From: tzolk
Date: 12-Jan-19

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Kind of...

From: Riverwolf
Date: 12-Jan-19

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....when it gets "COLD" I have always reached for wool ifen I was lucky enough to have it .....

Just started getting my feet wet with the Asbell line last few years . Top Notch Outdoor wear , with a heavy dose of hunter friendly input with design and Fit . Excellent Excellent products !

In the end , for cool-COLD weather its impossible to beat Wool in all aspects , reguardless of the design or lack thereof in its color patterns ...

From: Osage Outlaw
Date: 12-Jan-19




I switched to plaid this year and had great success with it.

From: FITTER
Date: 12-Jan-19




Ive gotten closer to deer in plaid than I have camo...... now waterfowl is a different story :)

From: spike78
Date: 12-Jan-19




Where is Crispin? He is the plaid master!

From: Riverwolf
Date: 12-Jan-19




Ooo .My bad , that deer wasn't from the ground ;^' Sorry , didn't take the time to read request . My bad....

From: UpNorth
Date: 12-Jan-19

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Not from the ground, but plaid is still rad...

From: Hookedspur Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Jan-19

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From: Riverwolf
Date: 12-Jan-19

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...this ones from the ground with a LaClair longhunter wool , but its in "natural" tree camo .....

Excellent hunting wool in fit , function, design if I might add...;^)

From: tradmt
Date: 12-Jan-19




That’s a good one UpNorth!

From: lawdy
Date: 12-Jan-19




Everyone in my family wears Asbell wool, evening stand brown. If not Asbell then KOM in blowdown gray.

From: sir misalots
Date: 12-Jan-19




Great pics keep em coming great camo got to get some asbell wool

From: sir misalots
Date: 12-Jan-19




Great pics keep em coming great camo got to get some asbell wool

From: OregonTK
Date: 12-Jan-19

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From: OregonTK
Date: 12-Jan-19

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From: OregonTK
Date: 12-Jan-19

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From: OregonTK
Date: 12-Jan-19

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From: K Cummings
Date: 12-Jan-19

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Works good in all conditions.

KPC

From: Lowcountry
Date: 12-Jan-19




LOL - where can I get one of those Kevin?

From: Lowcountry
Date: 12-Jan-19




On a serious note, can you wash the Asbell wool products in anything (Woolite) to soften them up a bit? I had a pullover that I did like, but it was like wearing sandpaper to me. I had to wear something around my neck or it drove me crazy. I ended up giving it to my Dad. I would love to have a Pathfinder pullover in Timber Ghost if it wasn't so coarse.

From: K Cummings
Date: 12-Jan-19




Sorry Lowcountry, they're sold out.

https://www.endclothing.com/gb/beams-plus-crazy-mix-tartan-shirt-1111-0727-139-90.html

KPC

From: Lowcountry
Date: 12-Jan-19




Wow - that shirt is the real deal!!! I would get one, but it is out of stock - and not Wool, but Cotton. Too bad., LOL.

From: Paul
Date: 12-Jan-19

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From: Knifeguy
Date: 12-Jan-19

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Here’s a pic of Crookedstix and me in CO 2017 elk hunt. Both colors worked well. Lance

From: Keefers
Date: 13-Jan-19

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From: sir misalots
Date: 13-Jan-19




Keith,that's a handful.

From: Keefers
Date: 13-Jan-19

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For Preston

From: DanaC
Date: 13-Jan-19




Ron - OregonTK - I can see how that might become a man's favorite shirt! Great pix!

From: timex
Date: 13-Jan-19

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my son 7 years old he's 30 now

From: timex
Date: 13-Jan-19

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myself approximately 1994

From: Vanhethof
Date: 13-Jan-19

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From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Jan-19

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Another Goodwill find a couple years ago. Lighter weigh Woolrich shirt good for early season or warmer days in November.

From: Vanhethof
Date: 13-Jan-19

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Yeah, I've got a few...

From: Paul
Date: 14-Jan-19

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From: Fall Gray
Date: 14-Jan-19




That's an AMAZING pic Paul!!

From: Roger Norris Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Jan-19

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From: Knifeguy
Date: 14-Jan-19

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Heck, I even sleep in it! Lance

From: Andy Man
Date: 14-Jan-19




Geewiz ! you win Lance

From: old buck
Date: 14-Jan-19




Gotta get me some too Lance. Then I can be the great hunter in my dreams.

From: NOVA7
Date: 14-Jan-19




An ollies down the street from me has a good but for about $5 apiece.

From: Okaw
Date: 14-Jan-19

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I’ve worn this Pendleton shirt for 20 years or more.

From: South Farm
Date: 15-Jan-19




That yellow plaid above may be ugly to some, but you would flat out disappear hunting moose in Ontario in the fall wearing it!

I wear the same style shirt as OregonTK's above and it works great! I like the bigger patterns to really break up my outline as I hunt 95% from the ground.

From: NY Yankee
Date: 15-Jan-19




The woods I hunt are predominantly tall hardwoods and I still- hunt so I am usually upright. I wear grey sweatpants (minus the sweat) and a grey or lt brown hooded jacket. I use face paint to kill the pink glare and try to stay in the shadows. I have had does walk up to me, walk past me at only a few yards and I have walked up to within 20 yards of a 4pt buck that I let walk. My only point is I dont feel I have any need for commercial camo clothing. The plaids are really cool too. WWRHD

From: jwhitetail
Date: 15-Jan-19

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Asbell wool... really like this pull-over. I hunt in a Pendelton wool in early season. JW

From: BigB
Date: 15-Jan-19




Plaid is just cooler than camo.

From: Zbone
Date: 15-Jan-19




Keefers - Luv the mass of your buck, way cool, CONGRATS!

From: Pete Patterson
Date: 15-Jan-19




So, clearly plaid works. Why does it work? Breaking up ones outline is the purpose of camo. But with nothing else in the woods as simetrical as squares all over your body, it seems as though you would stand out I don't understand the science of it.

From: tradmt
Date: 15-Jan-19




You can stand motionless next to a tree in blaze orange and a deer will have no idea you’re there unless they intently study you because you moved or they got a wiff.

Don’t kid yourself, many people get busted and never even knew the deer was there while they wore plaid or anything. It’s quite foolish to think that some commercial camo patterns won’t out perform others, plaid included.

Guys that hunt open terrain, especially spot and stalk style are probably the the authority on camo and I can tell you from years of doing just that that ASAT has been tops hands down and as far as plaids, Asbel’s timber ghost’s plaid is nicely shaded and has a very effective open pattern which I find to be much better at breaking up the outline than a checkerboard.

I wouldn’t waste a day hunting with a checkerboard on but, for whitetails in the woods, which is what 99.9% of you do 100% of the time, it doesn’t matter much.

From: Okaw
Date: 15-Jan-19




It’s more than patterns and colors. The texture of the cloth matters more, in my opinion. Wool rules for hunting clothes, as far as its light reflecting and sound deadening qualities. Far more important than camp or plaid pattern. Wool has a coarse texture and the natural fibers don’t show UV light reflection like most commercial camp.

From: SB
Date: 16-Jan-19




Keefers...That pic looks more like a painting than a photo on my screen!





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