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Title: Pink is for...girls?
Post by: Captain*Kirk on June 24, 2022, 01:49:19 PM
For years, I've been ribbing (good-naturedly; in jest) several of my trad shooting forum friends for photos in which they are shooting arrows fletched in pink. "Girly arrows", I called them. One of them gifted me some plain-Jane arrows with no striping or other adornments, which I took with me stumping this year, and was shocked to find that in every case, I could bury one of these arrows nearly up to the nock while shooting at leaves, bits of rotten stumps, etc and still see the pink fletching from where I stood and released the arrow! One of our members here told me pink stands out better to the human eye than any other color in the woods, and I agree 100%. More so than fluorescent green or orange. So, all kidding aside, I now am getting set to make up a dozen stumpers fletched in...you guessed it..."Girly Pink"!  :biglaugh:
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Post by: M60gunner on June 24, 2022, 02:37:14 PM
You are correct, it’s easier to find my wife’s errant arrows as well. I used one purple and two pink on hers. I also used a pink wrap. But, I just can’t bring myself to using pink fletch. To each his own but I will stick with flo yellow fletch and wraps.
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Post by: Terry Green on June 24, 2022, 02:41:13 PM
Chartreuse/FloLime for over 3 decades. Not going pink.

All blood soaked feathers are red.  :goldtooth:
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Post by: supernaut on June 24, 2022, 03:07:59 PM
I like Flo Pink, it's easy for me to see when I miss. 
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Post by: arrow30 on June 24, 2022, 03:26:09 PM
i tried pink on once  :biglaugh:
(https://i.imgur.com/rxBYi0I.jpg)
might try it on again, flu flu style.
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Post by: JamesD on June 24, 2022, 03:44:00 PM
I’ve been including either pink or lime feathers on almost all of my arrows for the past two years now! I agree that pink feathers and pink (Bohning classic “Rose”) nocks are the easiest color for me to see in the last twenty minutes of shooting light when they hit a target.
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Post by: trad_bowhunter1965 on June 24, 2022, 05:22:14 PM
I shoot Yellow, Red and Black and now Wild Turkey wing feathers and Goose but NO pink :laughing:
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Post by: Wudstix on June 24, 2022, 06:27:45 PM
Also; I believe to Penn State research on whitetails determined that pink was the least visible to a whitetail.  Hardest for them to see.
 :campfire: :coffee: :archer2: :campfire:
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Post by: Terry Green on June 24, 2022, 06:32:55 PM
Also; I believe to Penn State research on whitetails determined that pink was the least visible to a whitetail.  Hardest for them to see.
 :campfire: :coffee: :archer2: :campfire:

I think feather color is the lease of your worries Mr Rayban.  :goldtooth:
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Post by: STICKBENDER98 on June 24, 2022, 06:54:25 PM
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Terry, I'm with you on the chartreuse/flo lime, but I do like me a little pink on chartreuse.  :goldtooth: My favorite are the ones on the right with the orange/ yellow with the solid chartreuse.  I'm pretty sure color is in the eye of the shooter.  :archer2:   My eyes seem to pick up the chartreuse the best with white or pink a close second.


Jason
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Post by: Terry Green on June 24, 2022, 07:05:14 PM
Jayson, yeah, I couldn't care less about a 'missed arrow' as I need to be punished for that.  I'm more interested in flight and impact feedback. Also, non pass through feedback from arrow wraps.

I need to do a thread or a video on that.
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Post by: Wudstix on June 24, 2022, 07:53:21 PM
Terry;
You're right, Costas need to stay in the FJ!!!  As far as arrow flight I usually just see a blur right before impact and then go pick it up off the ground on the other side.
 :campfire: :coffee: :archer2: :campfire:
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Post by: BigJim on June 24, 2022, 07:56:40 PM
I love pink feathers!.. never have a problem with people ribbing me about it.
BigJim
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Post by: Tim Finley on June 24, 2022, 08:01:26 PM
NOOO pink for me dont like the color either, shot red and white for years then it became hard for me to see red so I switched to orange .
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Post by: David McLendon on June 24, 2022, 11:06:56 PM
The Yellow and Chartreuse is my standard issue, and I have this pic because this bow is always out. But I do have a dozen Hot Pink with a Pink barred cock feather that I use with quite a bit on a different bow.
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Post by: Captain*Kirk on June 25, 2022, 01:01:58 AM
Jayson, yeah, I couldn't care less about a 'missed arrow' as I need to be punished for that.

I get where you are coming from on that point, Terry. But technically when you're stumping, every arrow is a search and rescue mission to retrieve it even if you nail what you're aiming for. :archer2:
hi-viz is the key; something that stands out from leaves, brush and undergrowth.
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Post by: mj seratt on June 25, 2022, 02:01:04 AM
Some fellow laughed at my pink feathers, once.  Just knocked him down with my purse.  Problem solved.

Murray
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Post by: kopfjaeger on June 25, 2022, 07:28:59 AM
X2 with Big Jim.
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Post by: BigJim on June 25, 2022, 07:38:51 AM
can you see the pink?
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Post by: Terry Green on June 25, 2022, 08:04:14 AM
I hear ya Kirk, I can't tell you how many years uts been since the last arrow I lost. But it careened off a log into parts unknown. Never had much issue at all loosing arrows and I stump a lot.
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Post by: blacktailbob on June 25, 2022, 08:20:11 AM
Before cataract surgery pink fletching was easier for me to see the arrow flight plus finding them in the woods is much easier.


Never had a masculinity complex over the color pink. I have a couple pink dress shirts I wear to church and the ladies like it. :bigsmyl:
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Post by: tippit on June 25, 2022, 09:11:00 AM
I agree...but not just arrows. My 2012 St Judes Auction Knife for a special young lady who donated Pound Cakes that sold for several thousand dollars...tippit
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Title: Re: Pink is for...girls?
Post by: kopfjaeger on June 25, 2022, 10:05:27 AM
I used to be no pink for me until I fletched some pink arrows up and seen how visible they are in flight for me. I watched the whole flight of my arrow and saw exactly where I hit the buck in my first post.  :archer2:   This year I'll be bowhunting with my 1971 Bear Super Magnum and with the pink fletched arrows I made for it.  :goldtooth:
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Post by: rastaman on June 25, 2022, 10:29:46 AM
I switched to pink when my Mom survived her breast cancer.  Back a few years ago i picked up some Ted Nugent GT blems from Big Jim that are pink and black from tip to tip.  Big Jim 4 fletched those for me with flo pink.  Only had one person bust on me about my color choice. I like them.
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Post by: Sam McMichael on June 25, 2022, 10:41:05 AM
The guys in my deer camp don't know squat about bowhunting, so their opinion of pink anything is not based on any kind of logic. Still, I don't show up with pink fletch, because I just don't want to put up with their crap. I first started paying attention to pink fletching a number of years ago when I was reading an article in Traditional Bowhunter magazine. One of the pictures was taken from inside a blind at a distance of about 30 yards. The pink fletching showed up in that photo like a beacon.
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Post by: Pete McMiller on June 25, 2022, 01:07:27 PM
I switched to hot pink fletching quite a few years ago when I couldn't see my arrows in the target.  Cataract surgery cleared that up but I saw no reason  to change to another color.  I like seeing my fletching in flight and the ease of finding arrows in the grass/leaves.  3x4" pink - no separate cock feather.
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Post by: Pat B on June 25, 2022, 04:03:19 PM
Here's a set I made last year. Sitka spruce shafts, pink Krylon spray crown with self nocks(paint with black craft paint), wild turkey feathers and sinew wraps.  :archer2:
(https://i.imgur.com/A7GwoxG.jpg)
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Post by: arrow30 on June 25, 2022, 04:33:45 PM
pink is harder for me to see in low light,  thats why i stopped fletching that color, i prefer white.  chartreuse is next best in my opinion.
Title: Re: Pink is for...girls?
Post by: Terry Green on June 25, 2022, 07:12:53 PM
I never do white, cause I bowhunt during whitetail gun season. Don't laugh, I have a friend that got shot.  Luckily he's fine.
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Post by: Friend on June 26, 2022, 05:06:44 AM
My hunting arrows this coming deer season are pink fletched.
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Post by: madmaxthc on June 26, 2022, 10:22:19 AM
I hope to get back to traditional archery this coming season, and I am tempted to switch to pink. I hunt on the ground, no blind; does anyone have experience with using this fletching on the ground? Have you noticed game spotting you more easily?

Best,
Max
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Post by: Pat B on June 26, 2022, 10:30:29 AM
I don't think fletching color has an adverse affect on being detected by prey. Movement on the other hand does.
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Post by: Pete McMiller on June 26, 2022, 10:35:07 AM
Max,
I hunt everything from the ground and usually wearing a ghillie suit.  I have pink fletching for all game EXCEPT  Turkeys.  For Turkey hunting I use natural turkey fletching because turkeys see color.
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Post by: STICKBENDER98 on June 26, 2022, 06:11:00 PM
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This one is for you Terry,  :goldtooth:  my Northern Mist Skanee with the Kanati quiver I got from you earlier this spring.  Pink looks good on that chartreuse... :laughing: :laughing:


Jason
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Post by: Yellow Dog on June 26, 2022, 07:18:00 PM
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Post by: Terry Green on June 26, 2022, 07:19:58 PM



This one is for you Terry,  :goldtooth:  my Northern Mist Skanee with the Kanati quiver I got from you earlier this spring.  Pink looks good on that chartreuse... :laughing: :laughing:


Jason

Yeah Jason, like my girls say, its all about accessorizing.  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Terry Green on June 26, 2022, 07:21:16 PM
Pink and Kennym’s just go together.


Yellow Dog, the one that aint pink is my favorite color.  :campfire:
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Post by: Friend on June 26, 2022, 07:25:28 PM
100% of my hunting released arrows from 2007 thru 2020 have been from the ground. Have lost approximately a half a dozen hunting arrows since 2007 when taking shots at squirrels, coons and groundhogs at extended distances. The arrow recovery rate is significantly improved when using pink fletch, for me, personally.
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Post by: blacktailbob on June 27, 2022, 02:52:56 PM
I think hot pink and chartreus ( like Stickbenders ) would be good colors for the ALONE TV show.
Already see them losing arrows shooting at rodents and birds. Could be very costly later on.
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Post by: Tim Reese on June 27, 2022, 04:23:32 PM
No doubt pink and chartreuse stick out the best but I just can’t do it. Lol.
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Post by: toddster on June 29, 2022, 02:28:02 PM
Call me what you want I do not care, I have been using Pink fletching for over a decade and love it.  I see it in flight, and where I hunt there is nothing pink during season in the woods, so if I miss get arrow back. 
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Post by: toddster on June 29, 2022, 02:29:36 PM
One other thing, whitetails do not see pink, I proved this to myself years ago when hunting on ground with bow quiver full of them and nodded off.  I woke to a noise with a nice 8 point buck 6 yards from me, with no cover or anything between.
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Post by: KSCATTRAPR on July 05, 2022, 12:54:08 PM
I've shot alot of colors and pink is my favorite. Seems like my eyes see it better in flight and on the ground compared to anything else.

(https://i.imgur.com/ouFGMDk.jpg)
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Post by: blacktailbob on July 05, 2022, 05:42:09 PM
WOW! Nice one Caley.
Just got some new shafts in to build for fall. They will be wearing pink for the woods.
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Post by: madmaxthc on July 05, 2022, 10:37:21 PM
Thank you everyone for the kind answers on pink on the ground 😁👍👍

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Post by: LookMomNoSights on July 06, 2022, 02:06:25 PM
Plus 1 for team pink for feathers.   I'm building some woodies now and will post when complete. 
Full length dip white,  air brush cresting fades with black and gold fine line brushed bands,  3 pink 5" shields and Bohning rose nocks.   They are going to look nice ..............
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Post by: Captain*Kirk on July 06, 2022, 09:51:41 PM
Plus 1 for team pink for feathers.   I'm building some woodies now and will post when complete. 
Full length dip white,  air brush cresting fades with black and gold fine line brushed bands,  3 pink 5" shields and Bohning rose nocks.   They are going to look nice ..............

Sounds like it! Can't wait to see the finished product!
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Post by: beemann on July 06, 2022, 10:18:32 PM
Once I tried him I was convinced.  Very visible love em.  Cant see red worth a darn.  White Yellow and orange all good for me....
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Post by: LookMomNoSights on August 16, 2022, 12:17:41 PM
So I said earlier that I was gonna put together some woodies with pink ....... between waiting for materials and just finding the time,  now here I am.  The airbrush thing was giving me fits and I'll have to revisit that at some point ......but felt like making some woodies for this season so this is what I've got.   Got all the dipping and cresting done,  simple nothing too fancy,  now just have to fletch the rest of them.  Man,  I'm hoping to see how one of these babies looks after sending it through a deer  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Captain*Kirk on August 16, 2022, 01:01:00 PM
Nice work! :thumbsup:
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Post by: LookMomNoSights on August 16, 2022, 01:05:46 PM
Thanks Kirk,   no problem seeing these unless maybe in the snow.  Not as fancy as my original plan, but they'll do ....... and I'll make others in the future  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Captain*Kirk on August 16, 2022, 03:18:55 PM
Thanks Kirk,   no problem seeing these unless maybe in the snow.  Not as fancy as my original plan, but they'll do ....... and I'll make others in the future  :thumbsup:

Hmm...never seen pink snow before. LOL! Unless you're following a lung hit. :laughing:
(just kidding!) But if the fletching is below the snow surface it wouldn't matter if the shaft was blaze orange! You're still not gonna see it. Thumbs-up on those arrows!  :thumbsup:

Besides, the fletch combo reminds me of Good 'n Plenty candy.
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Post by: Bamboozle on August 16, 2022, 03:47:04 PM
Never seen snow not white, unless I write my name. :goldtooth:
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Post by: Captain*Kirk on August 16, 2022, 09:05:51 PM
Never seen snow not white, unless I write my name. :goldtooth:
Then you haven't driven in the Chicago area in February. The snow is black.