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    • richard roop
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      Question; Does anybody have an old Ben Pearson arrow or catalog picture from probably about the late 70s ??

      I believe that they had an orange end cap w/yellow fletch and Deadhead broadheads.  Not sure about the nock or crest. I think that they might have been called ‘Tracers’.

      Trying to make up some arrows with Deadheads that I have coming to go totally retro with a Pearson Mercury Hunter & Pearson bow quiver.

      Thanx !!

    • richard roop
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      Found an ad Nov. ’71 Archery World for Easton with Jim Dougherty with the arrows I’m interested in but it’s in black & white.

      Close but no cigar.

    • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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      Richard

      I googled Ben Pearson Deadhead arrows and got a lot of pics of many variations.

      Might try it and see if you can find the example you want to remake…..

      Scout aka Ray

    • richard roop
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      Duh …………… Why didn’t I think of that ??

      Got into a page with a ton of catalogs and found the ‘Tracer’ arrow. It wasn’t what I remembered, being mostly black & orange. Now I need to decide whether to go with that or the orange cap / yellow fletch / blue crest that I’ve found a Bow & Arrow cover shot of   Jim Dougherty using.

      Tough decisions.

    • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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      Richard

      Yes, now that you mention it, the orange arrow ( tracer) is what pops up in my dim memory …

      Scout aka Ray

    • richard roop
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      Made up a couple of the ‘to spec’ Tracers and gotta say ………….. They’re butt ugly. No wonder nobody remembers them; they must not have been around for long. Going to go with the orange cap / yellow fletch / blue crest & blue nocks that Jim Dougherty used.

      On a positive note; this whole thing has been an excuse to thumb thru a bunch of old Archery magazines. Articles by Tom Jennings (pre-compound) Dutch Wambold, Milan Elott, Emery Loiselle and Jack Witt are as relevant today as they were back in the day. Don’t know who owns the rights to those old articles but it would be a kick to see some of it brought back into the light of day.

       

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