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When It Comes to Fletches, Size Does Matter

By Bob Robb

Arrow fletches do several things. They provide weight to the rear of the shaft, which helps balance it against the weight of the broadhead, creating the proper FOC (Front of Center) weighting needed to keep an arrow flying straight and true. The primary function of fletching, however, is to stabilize the shaft in flight by creating drag as the arrow flies through the air. They can also force the shaft to rotate through the air, though the rate of rotation is dependent on many things.

August 03, 2011