The first fletching jig I bought was the Arizona EZ Fletch. It was good for what I needed but it definitely has a few drawbacks. Nothing too crazy though and I’ll always have good things to say about it. I decided to spend a little bit of money and buy the JoJan Fletching Jig. I purchased the 6 arrow straight jig for about $110 from Amazon.
Unboxing the JoJan Fletching Jig
I will say that I was pretty impressed with the JoJan Fletching Jig when I first opened it up. I was honestly expecting something much more flimsy and weak. This thing is solid! All you need to do is install the legs when you first get it and all that requires is for you to install two screws per leg. It’s easy. Once that’s done and you check that it’s on the right settings, you’re ready to get to work.
Using the JoJan Fletching Jig
In the photo above you’ll notice a couple of things. First, you have the option to set the jig to fletch a left/right offset or straight. All you need to do to change it is loosen two wing-nuts and slide it to the desired position. You need to do it to both the front and back of the jig. This is outlined in the instruction manual to help you out if you get lost. Next, the knob has those dimples on it. You have three other options for fletching arrows. If you want three vanes equally spaced, set it one way. If you want four vanes, set it up differently. It’s extremely easy to reconfigure this jig.
One thing I would do before you begin fletching is setting up the clamps. Set an arrow in the jig, and mark where you want your vanes to go with a sharpie. This will make sure that all of your vanes are placed in the same spot every time.
Once you have everything set up, all you do is insert 6 arrows, and get working. Put a vane in a clamp where you marked it and add some glue. Slide the clamp into place and move on to the next arrow. Once you’re done with the sixth one, remove the first one, turn the knob until it clicks into place and continue the process. You can have a dozen arrows fletched in less than an hour, maybe even thirty minutes.
If you don’t mind spending a little extra money, definitely take a look at the JoJan Fletching Jig. It’s easy to set up, use, and it’s built solid. Below are a couple of helpful links if you want more information