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    Fletching question.

    I'm going to start building my own arrows, but have a question about the fletching.

    For the guys and gals who build your own arrows are you gluing the fletching straight, helical, or offset.

    How many degrees with the offset?

    I have never done this before and thought I would give it a go.

    I will be using the 2" blazer vanes to start with.

    Matt
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    I would say its a personal preference on what helical if any to use. Some say it helps accuracy but I feel confident in my straight fletched arrows. Goodluck with the new endeavor! It's fun and self fulfilling to fletch your own arrows.

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    Try picking up an Arizona EZ Fletch Mini. They work great and put a very sharp Helical with the 2" Blazers

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    How do you guys feel about the shrink wrap fletchings from bobbing and nap? My uncle swears by the nap. I wanted an unbiased opinion though

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    Always a right helical on my arrows. Most jigs will come with a 12 degree helical clamp. On a short vane like a 2" blazer it might not be as noticeable, but there is helical on the vanes. Like was stated before there are jigs available that will put a real hard helical on a 2" blazer like the Arizona Easy Fletch or the Bohning Tower Jig.
    The beatings will continue until morale improves.

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    I fletch my 2" fusions on a right helical, makes a big difference with fixed blade broadheads, pull your bow back just a few inches and lob an arrow fletched both ways and you will see a huge difference on rotation.
    Ill give up all my hunting in Michigan for 2 weeks in the high country

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    I fletch my blazers with the Bohning Blazer Helix jig made just for blazers. It puts a great helical on the blazers and improved my accuracy at longer ranges with my Mangnus stinger broadheads. Really easy to use also. I tried the shrink wrap fletchings and they didn't seem to work as well for me. I do think they are a great idea to take a couple of the shrink wraps with you on a back country hunt, if you need to refletch an arrow in the back country, I can pull out my jet boil, get some water boiling and dip it in, its a quick fix.
    Shoot STR8

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    2" blazers with a slightly offset helical via a bitzenburger. Tried the helix jig by blazer and it created enough drag to be noticeably louder.

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    I use the flex fletch flash 200's do a straight right offset.

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    Bitzenburger with 2 inch blazers. Bitzenburger customer service is great.

 

 

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