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straight_arrow
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I've used wind feathers on my recureve for as long as I can remember. They're simple and to the point, one less item to carry in your fanny pack. I can't tell you the last time I've seen one on anpother bow! What's your experience, good, bad or indifferent? Thanks for sharing.

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Gatekeeper
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I use one and I have been tying a light section of string down where I expect to see the animals so I can see what the wind is doing on their level.

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I use 'em all the time. The problem I have is that eventually they tear off - and usually I first notice at daylight when I'm leaning against a tree waiting for movement.

I will attest that just the thread used to tie them works pretty well.

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I enjoy watching mine float around as the wind changes. Since I haven't seen any critters this year while on stand, they help pass the time... [banghead]

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Everytime I look at mine it's wrapped around the string. I figure it's not worth the extra motion it takes me to untagle it and hold my bow so it's just right. Unless it's dead calm, I can feel it enough to judge it pretty well.

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Biggie, gosh dog you must be bored chimming in on a Wind feather thread.......please cut your computor off....walk around the office, text gene to see if he has missed again and again and again, break wind, do 2 sets of 3 push ups then head back to office chair

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What Biggie said. Also they get torn off going through the brush. Just use thread works just a well.

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You know Mark after seeing your bows with them, I might start putting them on too. I like the idea of tying one up below the stand to see what the wind is doing down lower.

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I have used the feather for years one on my bow and one on my grunt tube.
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If you by a lake or park when the ducks are molting you can get a trash bag full of small(less than an inch) belly feathers (light white and float well) keep a few in your pocket and let one go as needed.Oh and they are freeeeeeeeee, with no smell

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I tie a blaze orange thread with a small piece of wool string silencer on the end. They get all tangled on my cat whiskers however. I just tried tying one to the tip of my arrow.

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Quit using them several years ago, same as above either tangled around string or missing. I use dried cattails that I keep in a 35mm film canister. really let me see what the wind is doing.
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I just use a 4-5 inch piece of light colored thread tied slightly above mid way of the upper limb. Keeps from getting tangled with bowstring and is easy enough to see.

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JamesV
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I use a lighter to tell the wind direction before I go in the woods. After setting up I can tell any change in wind direction. if it is comming thru the eye holes in my mask I am good, on the back of my neck is bad.

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Short piece of unwaxed dental floss tied to the string........light enough to move in any wind, but doesnt get caught on anything.
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