Knowing how to fletch arrows is the most important part of an archer. Fletch increase your arrows accuracy. It added a little bit of drag at the time of your arrows flight. For that reason, you need to fletch your arrows. Without knowing if you cannot be a great archer. It will cost you a lot to fletch by others.
If you are new in this field then you will need to learn some tips and tricks. Among then the fletching, an arrow is the most valuable part for the beginner archer. Trust me it will not take too much time to learn. You just need some patient and proper practice.
Now you asked us “what the best way to fletch is and how to start it? Do not worry we are here to give you the solution. Read our whole article. After reading it you will able to know how to fetch. So let us get started.
Types of Fletching Vanes
At first, you need to what types of material is used for fletching vanes. People at the past loved to feather vanes. However, in recent time their thousands of brands are making different size, shape and colors vanes. Most of them are made of plastic and metal. Plastic vanes are the most useful in recent time. People love to use plastic vanes because they are cheap, durable and easily fundable.
Gear you Need for Fletching
Before staring fletching, you will need some tools. Without those gears, you cannot fletch your arrows properly.
- Choose vanes. Depending on the size of your arrow, you can choose either plastic or metal vanes.
- Arrow shafts
- Fletching glue.
- Denatured alcohol
- Fletching Jig
- Pencil and paper towel.
- Clean rag.
The Process of Fletch an Arrow
At first, you need to decide what type fletch you want. Straight, Offset and Helical these three types of fletching technique available. You need to consider one of them before starting. Choosing one of them is very much important because depends on it you need to setup you fletching jig.
In this step, you will need to clean your arrows shaft. Because dirt can make damage while fletching. Take some denatured alcohol into your rag and start rubbing with it. After some rubbing, sometime you will see that all the dirt came out from the shaft.
In this step, you need to adjust your arrows shaft in the fletching jig. You need to position your arrow depends on your fletching type you7 choose.
Now you have to measure the shaft. Take a pencil and draw a
line where you are going to apply fletching glue.
Apply the glue into the jig. Do not put too much glue on it. Apply a very small amount of glue on it. If you apply too much glue then it can easily split out and damage your arrow. Now press the vane in the shaft using fletching jig. Then you have to wait for 10 minutes for adding second vanes.
Now you have to turn the arrow and set it in the jig for second vanes. Again using the previous method, you have to add second vanes.
In this final step of fletching, you have to add the last vanes in the shaft. Remember you have to be careful at this step. Because you already add two of vanes in the arrow. If you misplace your arrow in your jig then it can easily harm your other two vanes. Place the arrow in the jig carefully and add the third vanes. After adding all the vanes, you have to let it dry for 24 hours. Do not you those arrows before it. Because glue needs time to dry it.
It is time to end this article. Hope this article will help you a lot to clear your confusion. Hope now you know how to fletch an arrow. You have any kind of disagreement you can mail us or comment in our comment section. We will back with another review like this.