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Torsten
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Can anyoneof you give me recommendations on how to make flu-flu arrows.
I intend to use the in autumn for canadian geese.

How do you handle the symmetricy of the feathers. How far away the goose can be? I expect 25 yards at highest.

What type of feathers, how many?

Many thanks in advance,
Torsten

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Dan Worden
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Go to the "how to" forum here on the TG. The is a thread on "crafting flu-flu's..."

I dug it up for you.

http://tradgang.com/flu-flu/

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I have always put 4 feathers on mine but i don't hunt geese.

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Torsten
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Hello Dan,

many thanks. I am tying my own flies and have tools to try for arrows.

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ber643
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Just what I needed too, Dan - thanks. I can't get 'em out of my head since woodduck had me shoot a couple he had - they are such a kick!

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Woodduck
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They are really fun to shoot. I've been shooting some spiral flu-flus this week, that a fellow from here named Wingnut, who has since passed on, made for me.
I don't know how much energy they have up high but they probably go up 5 or 6 stories...
Yeah, I shot a couple straight up...kids, don't do this, "you need a hole in your head?"
Good it didn't land in my boat, ha, ha, ha...
Shooting on a level or slightly raised they go about 35 yards before diving.
The ones with big 4 fletch go further, faster, and more suited to your purpose for geese, I would imagine.
I think 3 Rivers sell nice wood ones, but the nocks used to be too large/wide for my string and I had to change them out.
Just get a full length feather, Bernie and use super glue and spiral it around carefully. They don't dig into the ground and get lost easily, but you could have one with a judo.

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Woodduck
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Go to truflightfeathers and take a look at their 'Fletching Guide'...

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Northwest Archery Company sells them...some of the St. Charles clan; that look real nice...

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The Ursus
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Here's a pic of one of my flu's I made for grouse and ptarmigan. I used ramin dowells and 4" full fletchings. We took them out aerial disc shooting allong with some standard fletch shafts. The standard fletced ones made it about 170-200yrds and the Flu's went about 100yds or so. I was thinking about doing some four fletch to keep them from going so far but I'd think they'd be fine with a broadhead for geese.
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The Ursus
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Oh, and those arrows only cost me about $1.30 each to make.
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Torsten
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The Ursus,
Many thanks for your help. I finally made it to make 4 fethers 5"(about) fletchings and they fly nice even with an added fishing line (rope, for my taste).
My PC still has some funny administrator locks and I cannot get to use the programs to be able to sent pics to you. They promised help.

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