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

Online Captain*Kirk

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Pink is for...girls?
« 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:
« Last Edit: June 24, 2022, 02:29:27 PM by Captain*Kirk »
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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #1 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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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #2 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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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #3 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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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2022, 03:26:09 PM »
i tried pink on once  :biglaugh:

might try it on again, flu flu style.
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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #5 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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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #6 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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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #10 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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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2022, 07:56:40 PM »
I love pink feathers!.. never have a problem with people ribbing me about it.
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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #13 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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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #14 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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Lefties are the only ones who hold the bow in the right hand, and my fletching is about as left-wing as I get.

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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #15 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:
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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #16 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.

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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2022, 07:28:59 AM »
X2 with Big Jim.
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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2022, 07:38:51 AM »
can you see the pink?
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Re: Pink is for...girls?
« Reply #19 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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