Announcements
National Indoor Championship Medals
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:53 p.m.

Geelong Archers were highly successful at the recent National and State Indoor Championships. Read more in the About Us section

Introduction to Archery 2022
Dec. 7, 2021, 5:26 p.m.

New to Archery? Enrol in our Introduction to Archery course. For further details see the 'Beginners Courses' page under the 'Info Hub' tab

Warralong Field Tournament 3rd April
Dec. 7, 2021, 4:30 p.m.

More details to follow.

Upcoming Events
Geelong Archers January Field QRE Sunday 30.1.202
Jan. 30, 2022, 9 a.m.

Geelong Archers will be holding a Field QRE at their Jarvis Oval range on Sunday 30th January 2022

February 2022 Club Championship
Feb. 12, 2022, 1 p.m.

Open to all members. Practice starts at 1.30pm, competition starts at 2pm

Women in Archery Come and Try Night
Feb. 22, 2022, 6 p.m.

Women in Archery Come and Try night For further details see the 'Beginners Courses' page under the 'Info Hub' tab

How to Fletch Your Arrows

Fletching refers to the vanes or feathers that are attached to the arrow shaft. It is common to use a fletching jig to attach the vanes but it can be done without a jig. There are 3 types of vanes, Spin Wings/Spider Vanes, Plastic Vanes, and Feathers. Plastic Vanes and Feathers are fletched the same way whille Spin Wings/Spider Vanes a little extra work. 

When using a jig it is best to use that particular jigs instruction as not all jugs are the same. Jigs do allow you to be more precise and consistent with the distance between vanes as well as the angle of the vane and how close or far from the end of the arrow shaft they are.

The adhesive for vanes varies; some people prefer fletching tape, others fletching glue. While standard super glue works, it generally isn't reccommeneded as it often leaves white marks on your shafts.

Start by placing the vane at the end of the arrow on your marking and work your way forward to the front of the vane, your vane can be straight or on a slight angle (helical) but all vanes should be consistent. Press and hold the vane long enough for the adhesive to dry and then move on to the next.

Fletching Plastic Vanes & Feathers

Fletching Spin Wings/ Spider Vanes

If you're having trouble getting your fletches on straight you can use a conventional jig or tools specifically designed for this task to ink on some reference lines to make the job easier and more consistant. The video below demonstrates how to do this.

Announcements
National Indoor Championship Medals
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:53 p.m.

Geelong Archers were highly successful at the recent National and State Indoor Championships. Read more in the About Us section

Introduction to Archery 2022
Dec. 7, 2021, 5:26 p.m.

New to Archery? Enrol in our Introduction to Archery course. For further details see the 'Beginners Courses' page under the 'Info Hub' tab

Warralong Field Tournament 3rd April
Dec. 7, 2021, 4:30 p.m.

More details to follow.

Upcoming Events
Geelong Archers January Field QRE Sunday 30.1.202
Jan. 30, 2022, 9 a.m.

Geelong Archers will be holding a Field QRE at their Jarvis Oval range on Sunday 30th January 2022

February 2022 Club Championship
Feb. 12, 2022, 1 p.m.

Open to all members. Practice starts at 1.30pm, competition starts at 2pm

Women in Archery Come and Try Night
Feb. 22, 2022, 6 p.m.

Women in Archery Come and Try night For further details see the 'Beginners Courses' page under the 'Info Hub' tab