​​​ Cleobury Country Archers
A growing  archery club based in Cleobury Mortimer Shropshire 

How To & Tips

FLETCHING - Roy Leigh

Behind the scenes of a show is long and boring if you are waiting for rehearsals
So I took my fletching stuff, and filled the hours (ps fletching is also very long and boring - so ideal)
​So here is a dummy's guide - Find a nice quiet corner where the smell of glue will not cause abuse, away from anything hot (including sweaty dancers).
Step 1

Ensure the jig's knob is in position for the cock vane - nock string hole at 90 degrees to clamp (or use a fletched arrow). Mark on the clamp where the back end of the fletching is to come to.
Step 2

Remove old fletchings by prying off with a fingernail or similar. Scrape away old glue with a sharpish knife with the blade almost parallel to shaft. Mount the shaft into the jig.

Step 3

Remove clamp from jig, ensure release screw is out and jaws meet, place vane in the clamp and push until the vane mount is flush along the clamp edge and rear of the vane aligns with any positional mark.


Step 4

Run a bead of glue along the vane, the amount comes with practice. Put the clamp back on the magnet near but not touching the arrow, slide clamp until rear edge engages jig edge.

Step 5

Push the clamp firmly up to the arrow shaft, there should be a small bead of glue appear, wipe away any excess with a paper towel immediately.

Step 6

After 10-15 minutes, tighten the release screw to open the clamp jaws gently, slowly slide out the clamp. Some prefer to apply a small blob of glue to where the leading edge of the vane and shaft meet.

Step 7

Turn the jig position knob anti clockwise until the next click is felt and repeat the above process with the hen fletching.


Step 8

Repeat again with the second hen fletching. Allow about 40 minutes per complete arrow About 4 hours for 6 arrows.