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BUCKY
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Any use all orange fletching and wraps? How is it in low light?
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mark Willoughby
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Used them before there ok much prefer white wraps and feathers in low light

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woodchucker
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My hunting arrows the last couple years are 2 solid orange hens, with a barred orange cock feather & orange nock. I never had a problem in low light, though I don't hunt as late as some do. I'm a morning guy! I have another set with 2 yellow hens & barred cock feather. They are a little easier to see in flight, but tougher to find when the Sugar Maples start dropping their leaves!

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I seem to pick up bright orange the best out of all the fletching colors I've tried. Pink is a close second.

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Shadowhnter
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I like orange just fine it's good in flight. Fall colors can blend though. Myself I prefer florescent pink or fluorescent chartreuse (green) , or even white in a bind. Day in and out in the woods I prefer florescent chartreuse or pink.
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hawkeye n pa
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I use orange wraps and fletching on my practice and 3/D arrows and like it. My hunting arrows usually don't stand out. But I'm a ground hunter and it helps in keeping the bluejays from seeing me. Imho/experience.

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drewsbow
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yes orange 4" four fletch with orange wraps is all I use , ever !!

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fisherick
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I use white wraps with 2 flo orange and 2 flo yellow 4 fletch and flo orange nock. Shows up in all conditions.
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I used to use orange but it's pretty hard to see when the leaves are falling. I went to pink and prefer it. White is great, except I feel it highlights movement to animals and doesn't show up well in snow or around white rocks. Blue is easy to spot until it gets dark. Chartreuse is great except in spring when the grass is bright or in fall around the yellow leaves. Pink just always looks out of place, regardless of the season and is bright enough to track in flight in low light.

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I have red and white feathers on white cap dipped shaft. For low light I like flo yellow with flo green nocks. I think what shows best is dependent on an individuals own eyes. We did tests years ago at our club range. We had an area of scrub Oak trees that was low lite in the AM. Out of 4 of us only thing we agreed on was the white to 30 yards. But not all Bowhunters see white feathers, some see whitetail in their imagination. How some guys get shot.
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Cory Mattson
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Ran all orange 1990 to 2005 - worked well to monitor hits - good retrieving stump shots - good eye contact on hay bales practicing. Went to fluorescent lime since my eye sight is deteriorating. Each year about third week of October bright orange becomes a camo arrow when leaves peak [Smile]
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stagetek
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I use all white, or in the snow, all florescent lime green. Orange or yellow are the same colors as all the falling leaves here, and just blend right in.
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Sam McMichael
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I have orange crown dip shafts with orange hen feathers. The cock feather is natural. They show up well in low light. They show up well in the fall woods. I have others that are chocolate brown and black with one white feather. They "hide" very well in the woods.

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I like two bright yellows and a white can see them well. Plus a florescent green nock use whatever you can see the best in your area
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Longtoke
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Big difference between normal orange and flo orange, my favorites are flo orange and flo yellow/chart

Lately I have been doing 3 flo orange 1 white 4 fletch, I like it.

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