Vortex Broadheads
Vane color preference
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
YZF-88 11-Feb-18
EF Hutton 11-Feb-18
ohiohunter 11-Feb-18
Shawn 11-Feb-18
Pigsticker 11-Feb-18
wyobullshooter 11-Feb-18
HUNT MAN 11-Feb-18
Trial153 11-Feb-18
elkmtngear 11-Feb-18
Tonybear61 11-Feb-18
t-roy 11-Feb-18
JW 11-Feb-18
Bou'bound 11-Feb-18
ground hunter 11-Feb-18
Buffalo1 11-Feb-18
White Falcon 11-Feb-18
'Ike' (Phone) 11-Feb-18
The last savage 11-Feb-18
VogieMN 11-Feb-18
Swampbuck 11-Feb-18
Buglmin 11-Feb-18
elk yinzer 11-Feb-18
Bowriter 11-Feb-18
YZF-88 11-Feb-18
bad karma 11-Feb-18
WV Mountaineer 11-Feb-18
drycreek 11-Feb-18
Butcher 11-Feb-18
Butcher 11-Feb-18
Daff 11-Feb-18
Errorhead 11-Feb-18
Brotsky 11-Feb-18
Bake 11-Feb-18
Snag 11-Feb-18
Snag 11-Feb-18
Ermine 11-Feb-18
butcherboy 11-Feb-18
x-man 12-Feb-18
Mark Watkins 12-Feb-18
LINK 12-Feb-18
bowhunter55 12-Feb-18
trackman 12-Feb-18
12yards 12-Feb-18
Busta'Ribs 12-Feb-18
craig@work 12-Feb-18
Shawn 12-Feb-18
cnelk 12-Feb-18
EmbryOklahoma 12-Feb-18
ELKMAN 13-Feb-18
HDE 13-Feb-18
tradmt 13-Feb-18
Olink 13-Feb-18
Will 13-Feb-18
elkmtngear 13-Feb-18
IdyllwildArcher 13-Feb-18
sdbowhunter 13-Feb-18
YZF-88 27-Feb-18
rooster 01-Mar-18
x-man 01-Mar-18
Errorhead 01-Mar-18
Ambush 01-Mar-18
M.Pauls 01-Mar-18
From: YZF-88
11-Feb-18
I'd like to hear from you on vane color preference. I've been using white for years because I really like to see the color of the blood. However, I've had a hard time finding my arrows. Last year I really whiffed bad on a bull 30 seconds into the season. Spend an hour looking for my arrrow that sailed over him and couldn't find it. White flowers every where. Even though the bull was still bugling but I refused to pursue until I found the arrow and was 100% sure.

I'm primarily mule deer and elk hunting so sage, juniper and vegetation up around timberline with multi colors flowers are prevalent in Aug-Sept. So what's your poison? I just bought a dozen shafts to cut, prep and fletch.

From: EF Hutton
11-Feb-18
Must say, hot pink really jumps out .

Flourescent chartruse too.

Norway Fusion Duravanes makes flourescent green and bright orange. Both these are exactly what you need .

From: ohiohunter
11-Feb-18
I usually run flo yellow and white but based on what you describe I’d opt for blaze orange. I have had some issues finding arrows, I blame aging eyes.

I also always run a solid nock, usually white. Never translucent, unless of course it’s lighted.

From: Shawn
11-Feb-18
I shoot a bright green neon wrap and 2 neon green vanes and one purple. i shoot a green lighted nock as well. I am shooting the blood trailer arrows but I sand the white strip on them cause it is noisy on the draw. Shawn

From: Pigsticker
11-Feb-18
I mostly hunt eastern woodlands. Pink and white works for me.

11-Feb-18
1 fluorescent yellow blazers, 2 white, along with a 5” white wrap.

From: HUNT MAN
11-Feb-18
I am no help . All white for me .

From: Trial153
11-Feb-18
Hot pink.

From: elkmtngear
11-Feb-18
I usually go blaze orange and bright yellow (with yellow wraps)...to match the late Season Aspens.

That being said, it's pretty thick where I usually go, and finding my arrow can be a real challenge.

From: Tonybear61
11-Feb-18
Chartruse and white on top of white capped shafts during the fall. In winter hot pink and blue over white

From: t-roy
11-Feb-18
I used to run 2 flo. chartreuse and 1 white, but recently switched to 3 in hot pink. They seen to stand out the best to me.

From: JW
11-Feb-18
Blaze orange wraps, vanes and nocks for me. Really stand out in flight for me and easy to find.

From: Bou'bound
11-Feb-18
Flourescent chartruse

11-Feb-18
I hunt a lot on the ground, I want black and brown,,,,,,, I always use lighted nocks though..........................

From: Buffalo1
11-Feb-18
4 White blazer vanes, white 7" arrow wrap and white nock ( if not using a lighted nock).

From: White Falcon
11-Feb-18

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jellow! :)

11-Feb-18
Blue and white for one bow and Flo orange and sunset red for the other!

11-Feb-18
Dang nice white falcon,,,sweet looking arrows..

From: VogieMN
11-Feb-18

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I have hot pink and white and also blaze orange/white. They both look great, but I think I prefer the pink.

From: Swampbuck
11-Feb-18
3 whites and white nock. Or 2 whites and flo green , white nock. Hunting whitetail and hogs, in swampland. The all white and white-flo green seem easier to see, for me anyway

From: Buglmin
11-Feb-18
Flo. orange 4" dip with four flo. orange vanes, or 3 1/2" chartrues dip and three 4" chartrues feathers.

From: elk yinzer
11-Feb-18
Fluo green with a white wrap is best. I usually skip the wrap because I am lazy and much prefer the look without though.

From: Bowriter
11-Feb-18
For many years, I dipped the last 8" of my arrows in white. Then, used two flo-green and one white fletch. You only want the color to do two things-show blood well and be easy to find. Jim Dougherty made me some that looked like snakes. Almost impossible to find.

From: YZF-88
11-Feb-18
I just ordered some pink vanes. I do have white ones still but I hesitate to have one different. Sometime rotating the nock is necessary to tune an arrow. If I can find white x-nocks for FMJ 400's maybe I'll do that as well.

From: bad karma
11-Feb-18
2 pink, one white. Yellow disappears in aspen leaves on the ground.

11-Feb-18
Whatever color that comes on the Beman ICS hunters. If I'm fetching, I like orange and white with an orange nock.

From: drycreek
11-Feb-18
I'm just a lowly whitetail hunter, but two hot pink and one white does it for me.

From: Butcher
11-Feb-18

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All red or orange for me. Stands out the best

From: Butcher
11-Feb-18

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From: Daff
11-Feb-18
I won't be much help either I use reflective wraps with all white vanes and lighted nocks. Looking for arrows can be a pain I prefer to limit the arrow hunt as much as possible. When arrows bury up in grass and stuff the nocks are usually what sticks out. The one caution I would make on my set up is it adds weight where you may not want it! It can mess with your FOC and cause stability problems.

From: Errorhead
11-Feb-18
Flourescent chartrus and white

From: Brotsky
11-Feb-18
Two hot pink and one white.

From: Bake
11-Feb-18
Two white, one orange. I see the white far better in our leaf litter here in the Midwest.

From: Snag
11-Feb-18

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I can see flo. Chartreuse well I’m almost any light, even low light.

From: Snag
11-Feb-18

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Chartreuse w/ a spliced white cap works too.

From: Ermine
11-Feb-18

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Hot pink for me. Sticks out good to my eye. But I’ve been told “Real men don’t use pink “

I also feel that animals see red shades less than they can blue or white.

From: butcherboy
11-Feb-18
I use 2 fluorescent yellow and 1 white. Blazer vanes. Fluorescent green nock. I can see that nock fly and find it in the thick stuff or grass. It's not a solid color nock and really reflects the light well.

From: x-man
12-Feb-18
Hot Pink and Blue are two colors you rarely if ever see in natural vegetation. Use a white wrap to help blood ID.

From: Mark Watkins
12-Feb-18
Blaze orange on a 4" white wrap (blood ID).

nice group Justin....knowing you that was probably at 100 yards:)

Mark

From: LINK
12-Feb-18

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From: bowhunter55
12-Feb-18
2 Red, 1 White Fusions with a green Ignitor nock. Never have problems finding my arrow.

From: trackman
12-Feb-18
blood red is the best !!

From: 12yards
12-Feb-18

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I like orange on yellow wrap.

From: Busta'Ribs
12-Feb-18
I've always been of the opinion that white was the brightest color so it will stand out the best in the woods. Am I wrong in assuming that all "colors" start with white and have pigment added, which can't help but make it darker? Does that make sense? Of course, hunting in snow or in a field of white flowers changes everything I just said.

From: craig@work
12-Feb-18
hot pink.....blue is a close second for me....

From: Shawn
12-Feb-18
Actually there have been a few studies done and a light blue is what color the human eye picks up best in flight as well as when laying on the ground. I have made up several dozen arrows for my trad bows and made with a powder blue and you can see them in flight better then white or other colors. Shawn

From: cnelk
12-Feb-18
I like white that turns to red the best

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12-Feb-18

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All white... with a touch of red highlights.

From: ELKMAN
13-Feb-18
All white all the time for me.

From: HDE
13-Feb-18
Two white, one flo yellow with white nock.

From: tradmt
13-Feb-18

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Powder blue or orange work best for me.

From: Olink
13-Feb-18
I like white, white, and white.

From: Will
13-Feb-18
Best I've seen for "finding" the arrows were:

Florescent blue wrap, hunter orange cock vane, 2 neon yellow vanes and a neon yellow nock (or a light up nock).

The yellow and blue are light enough to ID blood well, but wholly smokes does blue jump out at you in the woods. You can get a super bright red/yellow/orange etc leaf, but neon blue - nope.

That's the best combo I've ever used for sure.

From: elkmtngear
13-Feb-18

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13-Feb-18
I use 2 Flo pink and 1 white. Works best for me. I have a hard time finding yellow and orange in the fall leaves. I seem to have had the hardest time with flo green and I had a hard time with blue. The only other thing that's worked for me besides pink is red/white.

From: sdbowhunter
13-Feb-18

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Dipped in Saturn yellow and chartreuse feather.

From: YZF-88
27-Feb-18

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Thanks for the feedback a couple weeks ago! I finally finished cutting a dozen new arrows and fletching 18 with pink vanes. I also installed white nocks to help diagnose blood type.

From: rooster
01-Mar-18
I run white and fluorescent yellow in any combination. Most often with a white wrap.

From: x-man
01-Mar-18
Looking good Jason.

From: Errorhead
01-Mar-18
Flourescent chartreuse or Fluorescent green

From: Ambush
01-Mar-18
Four white vanes. I can see them and they show blood good. I don’t like wraps.

From: M.Pauls
01-Mar-18

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These have been one of my favs so far. I find the lime green nock especially visible in flight

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