Reflective tape?Contributors to this thread:
Lost Arra 06-Feb-19
altitude sick 07-Feb-19
Drummer Boy 10-Feb-19
Single bevel 10-Feb-19
ground hunter 10-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
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!
I put a piece between nock and fletchings on all my hunting arrows.
Gian- see link
Yes, and I've used it as an arrow wrap under the fletching.
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.
I’m going to give it a go. Thanks for the link brad!
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...
From: altitude sick
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.
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.
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
They work great. I've have found several pigs at night due to reflector tape.
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.
Not sure anyone cares, but anytime you use flash photography those reflective tape sections light up like a Christmas tree in the pictures!
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.
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
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.
This might be overly ocd but has anybody weighed it? Curious if it weighs enough to change anything
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
3 Rivers Archery sells reflective arrow wraps. I've been using them for years. I really like them.
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.
From: ground hunter
reflective arrow wraps are great
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.
good reflective wraps here
We use it to tape up bobbers all the time for night fishing. Works great with a headlamp.