Fletching arrows can be tricky. It’s a trial-and-error process that demands patience and quality products. Let’s review several products that, with practice, produce professional results.
Choose a Fletching Jig
There are a number of great fletching jigs on the market. Last Chance Archery’s Vane Master Pro and Bitzenburger’s Dial-O-Fletch are two great choices. The Arizona EZ Fletch fletches three vanes at a time and is also worth a look.
Last Chance Archery Vane Master Pro
Arizona E-Z Fletch
Choose an Adhesive
A quality adhesive creates a strong and lasting bond between shaft and fletching. Rain, subzero temps, and bowhunter abuse all are rough on fletching adhesives. A high-quality adhesive will hold vanes and feathers in place through bowhunting turmoil.
Bohning Fletch-Tite Platinum
Choose Vanes or Feathers
Feathers are extremely forgiving, but vanes are extremely durable. Traditional archers almost always shoot feathers because the arrow continuously contacts the bow shelf, and they need all the forgiveness they can get. Turkey hunters who shoot head-shot-specific broadheads normally use 5-inch feathers, and many even use four-fletch versus three-fletch arrows. There are lots of scenarios and lots of options to consider. Here are a few of our favorites to help!
Flex-Fletch FFP 360
Bohning Blazer Vanes
VaneTec Super Spine
Norway Industries Fusion
Firenock Aerovane III
AAE “Nock-On” Vanes
Pine Ridge Nitro
For great tutorials on how to fletch your own arrows, watch this great tutorial from Hoyt Archery.