Dang it! All is packed and you’re almost on your way – Only to discover that the feathers are falling off of the shaft? Better set a day aside to glue those arrows -and even much better if you do that well before your off to your next hunting trip.
I bet almost all of us have been trying our luck with various glues – Be it “regular” glue or those specialized ones for bowhunters.
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At a Glance: The Top Glues For your Vanes and Feathers
Check out the Bohning Platinum Fletch Tite, or any of the other excellent glues on our list.
Top Rated Glue For Fletching Arrows 2021
BOHNING PLATINUM FLETCH TITE
Bohning is a well-known producer of archery- and bowhunting products.
- Well-known brand
- Very durable
- Thin applicator
I have read somewhere that this glue is not compatible with aluminum arrows, Easton Carbon shafts, or GrizzlyStik arrows.
So I reached out to Bohning and received an answer within minutes:
“…Bohning Platinum glue is very compatible with aluminum arrows and the Easton carbon shafts.
Just make sure to follow proper arrow preparation beforehand, using a good quality grease cutting soap like our SSR Powder or Dawn dish soap on a 3M Scour Pad to scrub the arrow, and then rinse with hot tap water.
Allow the arrow to dry completely prior to fletching. Allow vanes/feathers to remain clamped in jig for 5 minutes after gluing.
Platinum requires more glue to be applied to the vane/feather than an instant adhesive. Allow Platinum to fully cure before using the arrows (24 Hours in normal humidity, longer if the humidity in the drying area is unusually high, >65% RH).
With the GrizzlyStik arrows, I would not recommend Platinum, I would strongly suggest using Blazer Bond or Fletch-Fuse for this type of shaft. I would still recommend proper arrow prep, and then fletch using either the Blazer Bond or Fletch-Fuse, clamp for 30 seconds per vane, and they are fully cured in 2 hours.
This adhesive dries best in normal to high humidity situations…”
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One tube of this glue should be enough to fletch at least a couple of dozen arrows (obviously dependent on how you apply it – don´t hold me liable here!).
GORILLA SUPER GLUE
Yes, the Gorilla Super Glue is not a special glue for fletching or archery in general. But it does what it´s supposed to do: It fixes your fletchings.
The anti-clog cap will help to prevent the glue from drying out to fast. Do not let the only half-full bottle fool you – it has the exact amount of glue in it you paid for (there is a small mark on the outside, saying 15g).
This stuff is strong – So you might want to put a wrap on and then glue! Otherwise, you´ll have to put in a little more elbow grease when you try to get it off the shaft…
- Anti-Clog Cap
- Dries in 10-30 seconds
- Easy to use
It´s pretty versatile too. Bonds wood, metal, plastic, ceramic, rubber, leather, and more.
LOCTITE SUPER GLUE GEL CONTROL
Loctite’s superglue comes with smart packaging. You press the sides of the bottle rather than the whole bottle. This helps massively to save on the glue.
The glue is ultra-tough. Make sure that after you clean the shaft with an alcohol-based cleaner, to wipe the shaft down with a wet towel. The alcohol affects the glue hardness (applies to any glue).
- Smart packaging
The bottle is smaller therefore the glue won´t last as long as bigger bottles. You should buy two ore more – don´t want to run out of glue while fetching your arrows …
GOLD TIP GRIP ARROW ADHESIVE
Gold Tip Grip Arrow Adhesive is made (as the name implies) for archers! It bonds fast (in seconds) and you can use it to fix feathers, vanes, nocks, or inserts.
- Dries fast
- Dries clear
- No bubbles after drying
The design of the tip is very good at preventing you from making a mess. You should store your glue in an airtight container and put it in the fridge.
STARBOND SUPER GLUE MICROTIPS
The Starbond EM-2000 has an extra cap plus comes with additional micro-tips. This allows you to be super precise when fixing your fletchings.
It is available from 1-ounce bottles up to 16-ounce bottles. The thickness of the adhesive is similar to that of honey. What I like especially is its long-lasting shelf life:
You´ll get a 30-month shelf life warranty if you store the bottle under 40°F before and after use.
- Extra supplies (micro-tips, applicator caps, …)
- 30-month shelf-life warranty
- Industrial grade adhesive
The Starbond EM is an industrial grade adhesive (CA Glue) – a so-called Premium Ethyl Cyanoacrylate Super Glue.
Which Fetching Glue Is The Best?
After comparing all of the products on this list, I feel that the Bohning Platinum Fletch Tite is the best arrow fletching glue on the market, with the Gorilla Super Glue coming in as a not so distant runner up.
If you are in the market for a fletching glue, be sure to check out the Bohning Platinum Fletch Tite.
Last update on 2021-03-03 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API