DIY Repair On Torn Arrow

Discussion in 'Arrow Making' started by TRG, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. TRG

    TRG New Member

    The other night I managed to shoot right through a vane on one of my arrows. It's not a clean hole (pardon me for saying that!?) but rather there is a flap where the tear is.

    Is it possible to be able to repair the tear using a tiny tiny amount of fletching glue? I'm miles away from an archery shop, in fact there is only one archery shop in the country.

    I have posted 2 photos of the damage, sorry for the quality of the photo.

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  2. lbp121

    lbp121 New Member

    Try it! It will probably not stick but the main thing is to see if this one arrow is grouping with the rest or always falling outside. If it stays in.don't worry about it.
  3. carl7

    carl7 New Member

    I'd probably try a very small piece of tape on one side.
  4. Whitehart

    Whitehart New Member

    Just cut the offending bit out with a V shape looks strange but you eliminate the airflow drag. I have done this with no detrimental effect to groups when I don't have time to change it although this is the best option.
  5. GoneBad

    GoneBad New Member

    I would try sewing it up with some spider silk and a very fine needle. Failing that I would send an email to the shop and say please could you post me some fletchings. (sorry, couldn't resist).
    A damaged fletching is always a good excuse anyway.

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