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Online Rob DiStefano

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canada goose feather fletching
« on: June 13, 2009, 09:41:00 AM »
on the east coast, june 'tis the bird moulting season, so gather up them goose feathers ...
     

strip 'em ...
     

     

grind 'em ...
     

chop or burn 'em ...
     

fletch 'em up ...
     

canada goose feathers make for great fletchings, and they're extremely water resistant.
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Offline SERGIO VENNERI

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Re: canada goose feather fletching
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2009, 09:53:00 AM »
Really nice Rob, i'll have to start collecting !

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Re: canada goose feather fletching
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2009, 09:54:00 AM »
Man we got a ton of geese at the lakes in town here.  I am going to get to work.  Just got to watch out for all the poop.  How can you tell if it is left or right wing again, something about the shiney side or what was it?

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Re: canada goose feather fletching
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2009, 10:06:00 AM »
Nice work, Rob!
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Re: canada goose feather fletching
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2009, 10:07:00 AM »
I'll have to venture out and get some. Now that I think about all the wasted feathers laying around public beach areas, I should go grab them!
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Re: canada goose feather fletching
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2009, 10:10:00 AM »
looking at the top of the feather,
left wing on the left, right wing on the right ...

   
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Re: canada goose feather fletching
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2009, 10:17:00 AM »
good reminder bud....I know just the place for Cade and I to go collect some    :)
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Re: canada goose feather fletching
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2009, 10:58:00 AM »
Superb looking fletches.. Great job, thanks for sharing.


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Re: canada goose feather fletching
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2009, 11:01:00 AM »
one more dumb question.  Do you just use the top part of the feathers in the picture?

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Re: canada goose feather fletching
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2009, 11:04:00 AM »
very nice! I have 6 pairs of wings in the freezer I forgot about until I saw this thread  :)
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Re: canada goose feather fletching
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2009, 11:05:00 AM »
Anyone tried seagull feathers?  We got tons of those worthless white buzzards here, figured I may dislike them less if their feathers are big enough to use for fletching!
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Re: canada goose feather fletching
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2009, 11:22:00 AM »
Quote
Originally posted by Mo. Huntin:
one more dumb question.  Do you just use the top part of the feathers in the picture?
You use the bottom part.. the wider feather.

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Re: canada goose feather fletching
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2009, 11:30:00 AM »
I should have looked at the other pictures again before I posted.  Thank you I'm on it now.

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Re: canada goose feather fletching
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2009, 06:01:00 PM »
Several years ago I made up a nice set of tapered, footed POC arrows with goose and turkey feathers. One shot in the back yard told me all I needed to know about hunting with dark fletching -- I can't see it in flight.

I gave away those arrows along with a few hundred goose feathers.

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Re: canada goose feather fletching
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2009, 06:23:00 PM »
yep, dark gray feathers are pretty good natural camo - so natural, even the archer/hunter mostly can't see 'em in flight, or find 'em when then go astray. 

i've not tried to dye goose feathers, dunno if it can be done and if it'd remove all the natural oils that make it so good in the first place.  don't intend to bother, either.  i like the idea of all natural fletching, particularly on woodies. 

what can help heaps is a large, bright crown wrap and florescent nocks.

i'll still use be using canada goose feathers, none-the-less!     

UPDATE - ah!  the answer for me is fur tracers!
   

goose feathers are very water resistant.  here's the results of a 5 minute running water feather test guess which feather is the turkey?    ;)

   
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