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Author Topic: Pink is for...girls?  (Read 1696 times)

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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #20 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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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2022, 08:21:55 AM »
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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #22 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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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #23 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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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #24 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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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #25 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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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #26 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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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #27 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:
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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #28 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.
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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #29 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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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2022, 05:06:44 AM »
My hunting arrows this coming deer season are pink fletched.
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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #31 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?

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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #32 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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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #33 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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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2022, 07:18:00 PM »
Pink and Kennym’s just go together.
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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #38 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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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #39 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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