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Reflective tape?
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Contributors to this thread:
Ucsdryder 06-Feb-19
Lost Arra 06-Feb-19
DPowers 06-Feb-19
cnelk 06-Feb-19
mtoomey 06-Feb-19
Tlhbow 06-Feb-19
Ucsdryder 07-Feb-19
Zbone 07-Feb-19
altitude sick 07-Feb-19
Russell 07-Feb-19
cnelk 07-Feb-19
dm/wolfskin 07-Feb-19
x-man 07-Feb-19
Scoot 07-Feb-19
Timbow 09-Feb-19
PECO 10-Feb-19
Drummer Boy 10-Feb-19
BullBuster 10-Feb-19
Ucsdryder 10-Feb-19
Paul@thefort 10-Feb-19
Single bevel 10-Feb-19
Ucsdryder 10-Feb-19
ground hunter 10-Feb-19
shorty 10-Feb-19
sbschindler 11-Feb-19
Matte 11-Feb-19
From: Ucsdryder
06-Feb-19

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Has anybody tried a strip of reflective tape between the nock and vanes to help find an arrow in the dark? I don’t want to use lighted nocks.

From: Lost Arra
06-Feb-19
Yes. I used trailer tape from Tractor Supply. Looks like the same stuff except mine had some red also. I've also used it on clothes pins to mark my way to a treestand. Trail lights up like a halogen streetlights!

From: DPowers
06-Feb-19
I put a piece between nock and fletchings on all my hunting arrows.

From: cnelk
06-Feb-19

cnelk's Link
Gian- see link

From: mtoomey
06-Feb-19
Yes, and I've used it as an arrow wrap under the fletching.

Mike

From: Tlhbow
06-Feb-19
No I haven't yet but may . Use it in red to mark trails . Way better than tacks . Can pick up small pieces around 150 yards . Good idea on arrow.

From: Ucsdryder
07-Feb-19
I’m going to give it a go. Thanks for the link brad!

From: Zbone
07-Feb-19
Used to use small strip between fletch and nock as saying, but that small of strip didn't help much unless you were close, so then used about a 4" strip in front of fletch, worked good for helping find arrows after dark, but will hose up your hero pictures taken with flash with a quiver full of them...

07-Feb-19
I also put it on everything I don’t want to lose. My pack or things I might leave behind during a final stalk. I have had stalks lead far from my dropped items and in the excitement and dark it can be a pain.

From: Russell
07-Feb-19

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Not all reflective tape is created equal. Based on my testing the 3M products that are silver only work very good.

Two strips, one by the nock and one forward of the fletching is what I use.

From: cnelk
07-Feb-19
I have some on the elk camp crapper chair, along with a couple in the branches leading you the way there. Saves from doing the penguin walk searching for it in the wee hours of the morning

From: dm/wolfskin
07-Feb-19
They work great. I've have found several pigs at night due to reflector tape.

From: x-man
07-Feb-19
Go to your local hardware store and buy some "blank" mailbox stickers. The letters and number you use to mark your address on your mailbox... they have them without a number or letter. Those are the perfect size for an arrow.

From: Scoot
07-Feb-19
Not sure anyone cares, but anytime you use flash photography those reflective tape sections light up like a Christmas tree in the pictures!

From: Timbow
09-Feb-19
I've used a 4" reflective wrap under my fletching for years and I love it. Arrows are very easy to find even when covered in blood.

From: PECO
10-Feb-19
I have used it, and lost some arrows with it. I have never found a lost arrow I have used it on. It did not help me see arrow in flight.

From: Drummer Boy
10-Feb-19
I have used it for 35 years I put it in front of the fletch and behind it. like said before put it on any thing I do not want to lose.

From: BullBuster
10-Feb-19
Genius

From: Ucsdryder
10-Feb-19
This might be overly ocd but has anybody weighed it? Curious if it weighs enough to change anything

From: Paul@thefort
10-Feb-19

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On the other side of this subject, ie, find the arrow in the day time. I started to use Hunter Orange tape on my goose, turkey, and this year, on my Coues deer arrow. Really helped finding the arrows.

From: Single bevel
10-Feb-19
3 Rivers Archery sells reflective arrow wraps. I've been using them for years. I really like them.

From: Ucsdryder
10-Feb-19
Thanks guys. Last year when fine tuning my sight tapes I had the wrong one on and sailed an arrow over my 18-1. If that wasn’t bad enough it was tipped with an expensive Broadhead. I found it after a couple hours of brain damage. It’s amazing how far they can go after skipping off the ground.

10-Feb-19
reflective arrow wraps are great

From: shorty
10-Feb-19

shorty's Link
I am using reflective wraps that I brought from Onestringer. Last fall I shot a whitetail buck in a clover field. I was using lighted nocks a when the buck took off running I couldn't see my nock. So I figured I didn't get a complete pass through. It was just before dark when I shot him. I waited about 45minutes before I started to track him. I looked across the field and about 200 yards away I could see my arrow. In fact it stuck out like a sore thumb. I use their 7" wrap in solid white. I don't wrap under the fletching. I wrap about 7" down from the nock. That way you don't mess up your foc and it is really good for figuring out where you hit was. I am now wrapping all my arrows like that even my practice arrows.

From: sbschindler
11-Feb-19

sbschindler's Link
good reflective wraps here

From: Matte
11-Feb-19
We use it to tape up bobbers all the time for night fishing. Works great with a headlamp.

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