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What fletching colors and why

elk yinzer

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Nothing consistent I like white and fluoro green vanes and mix and match those the most. 2 white, 1 green is probably my #1 followed by all white. I'll throw in some orange or pink here and there.
 

bowhunthard88

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Four fletch 90 degree orientation left helical with the AAE PM23 Hybrid vanes. I shoot them with an "X" configuration, not a "+". The two top vanes are white for a good blood "read" and then one is pink and one is blue. These are about as easy to find for me as it's going to get!
 

jtillery

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I went with all black aae hunters this year, if I can get them to stick to the 5" florescent orange wraps.
 

Shakeandbake

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I do white wraps and neon green max stealth vanes, mostly for seeing blood and I’m a Dudley fan haha


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ofor

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All 3 white and a white wrap for inspecting the blood (I hope)
 

redsquirrel

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I've shot with pink blazers and pink arrow wraps for over 10 years now. The pink showed up nicely before I used lighted nocks and helped me track the arrow in the air a little better. There is not much pink in the woods, especially as the season goes on, and it helps finding the arrow.
 

DanielB89

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I do a few different things:
1) I ALWAYS use white reflective wraps. I have had these find many deer or arrows for me. If any part of the light shines on it, you will know!!!
2) I shoot pink, white, or flo green. My favorites are pink and white, mainly aesthetics there, but also, my brother has been a surveyor for a decade now and I asked him which color flagging stood out best in the woods and white and pink were his go to favorites.
3) I typically shoot a lighted nock too.
 

AKMonkey

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That’s what everyone says but they pay more attention to the white side of their tail than we do red and blue strobe lights.
So yellow and blue make green right? So the green leaves are reflecting both Yellow and blue light in order for us to see green. Do deer see leaves as blue?
I'm convinced that deer are very sensitive to blue, likely as a way to distinguish among all the shades of green in their environment. They browse selectively, and the shades of green vary among plants. Those shades of green result from blends of blue and yellow. When a plant dies, it loses the blue and only the yellow (or red, in some cases) is left.

I avoid blue for hunting gear. Wore a blue coat on a hunt once and was amazed at how quickly I was busted by distant deer.
 
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