Fletching & Fletching Clearance:
You can promote good fletching clearance when setting up your bow in two ways.
First, use a rest that makes it very easy to achieve.
By this I mean you should use either a drop-away rest or a full capture rest such as the Whisker Biscuit.
You can definitely get other rest styles to produce good arrow flight, but it is much easier with these two styles, especially when using small diameter carbon arrows.
With a drop-rest you can adjust the timing by shortening or lengthening the amount of cord attached to the rest. In most cases,
the rest should hit its full upright position when the string is only an inch or so short of full draw.
The knock point of the arrow should be set correctly or no amount of fletching rotation setting will clear the fault.
Second, you will need to fine-tune the rotation of your arrow nocks to assure the greatest amount of clearance.
Even if you use a drop-away rest you will need to experiment with a few different nock rotational positions to assure that you have created the best opportunity for the rest to get out of the way of the fletching's.
Once you have found the correct nock rotation to eliminate contact between the arrow’s fletching's and the rest,
align all the nocks so the arrows pass through the rest the same.
Fletching Carbon Arrows:
All carbon arrows should be cleaned prior to fletching.
Arrow Shaft Surface Cleaner is recommended or Surgical Spirits/Alcohol.
Sometimes it is necessary to sand your carbon shafts with Scotch-Brite scrub pads or a very fine sanding paper. This ruffs the surface up for better adhesion with the glue.
Remember to limit this to just 4 or 5 inches where your fletching will attach to the shaft.
Place your arrow shaft in cleaner for no longer than 5 minutes and rinse thoroughly with hot running water. Let your shafts air dry.
Do not wipe dry. Quick adhesion or eccelerator spray can also be used to get the fletches to stick better to the shaft.
When the arrows are dry you can insert them one at a time in a fletching jig and start to glue on the fletches.
Use as little glue as possible so that you have to wipe of as little as possible glue from around the bottom of the fletches.
You should see only a thin line of glue next to your fletch.
Let them dry and rotate the jig so you can fit the next one.
Fletching Only Better:
The FOB (Fletching Only Better) pushes over your shaft and the arrow nock holds it in position, no glue, and no time wasted.
You do need a drop rest for the FOB and it need to be tuned properly so the clearance is correct for the FOB not to get damaged.
The FOBs give you more arrow speed and control.
The FOBs do not vibrate as normal fletches does in flight, so your arrows do not slow down as quickly.
They also are 75% less affected by wind, so your arrows fly straight and true.
The FOB is a little bit noisier than some fletches, but only from behind.
This is because of the air foil design, but from the front you barely hear them, much softer than fletches.
The FOBs also last 3 times longer than normal fletches and you don't have to throw them away with a broken arrow, they can be re used.
If you are used to the FOB nothing beats it!
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