Bender wrote: Never said Ashby reccomends big fletch.
Never even said Ashby was wrong.
I guess Ashby is easily taken out of context. Those who insist on big fletch do so in order to compensate for failure to properly tune. How do they wind up there? “Well Ashby said you have to have a massive arrow and EFOC.” And they just stop there. Laziness on their part? I’m still going to stand by what I said, no need to get all confused by Ashby, or by anybody else, stick with the basics and you’ll do fine. Better than fine.
Actually there are folks, like myself that perfer 5-5.5 inch feathers not to stablize our arrows but for the looks. Just like you perfer one bow over another. Just because I like the bigger flecthing doesn’t mean I would have arrow flight problems with smaller feathers. In fact my arrows will group without fletching because I spent many hours bare shaft tuning my setup long before they were crested and fletched.