Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Deitz Dittrich

FOB...

Recommended Posts

Deitz Dittrich

Do any of our memebers shoot FOB's?... I have seen them touted as the next best thing since the string... almost have me ordring a set just to try them out. But was wondering if any of our FM faithfull hvae tried them yet?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Scoot

DD,

I ordered them and couldn't make them work with my set up. If you let me know which ones you need, I'll happily send you mine if you are going to get the same ones I purchased. They wouldn't work for me because I couldn't get clearance from my cable with them. I contacted the company and talked with them about possible solutions, but struck out. They were really helpful and would have bought them back when I couldn't get a solution, but I ended up forgetting about it and never did send them in.

Anyway, which ones would you need for your arrows? If they match up, I'll ship mine off to you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Deitz Dittrich

I sent you an e-mail at your yahoo acct.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CraigM

Deitz, I have some Fobs and have played around with them quite a bit. At first I had a difficult time getting any accuracy until I realized that my anchor needed to be adjusted. With some minor adjustments, my groups tightened right up. That said, I still hunted with vanes this last season as I hadn't used the fobs enough to be completely comfortable with them in the field. Sure do like the idea of no more fletching arrows. I think where they really shine is on longer shots in windy conditions. There seems to be a lot less drifting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tunrevir

Can you guys explain FOBs to me? I guess I'm out of the loop on this. Thanks!

Tunrevir~

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CraigM

FOB stands for "fletching only better". Do a search for starflight dot you know what. A guy by the name Paul Morris (I believe) invented it. It's basically an air foil that slips onto the back of an arrow instead of using fletching. You need to use a drop away rest and it gives very good flight, especially with broadheads.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tunrevir

Thanks, I'll check it out!

Tunrevir~

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lawdog

I just checked them out (its starrflight by the way with two R's). Look goofy and cheap in the pictures. But kind of cool...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Deitz Dittrich

I'm going to give them a "shot"... I'll let you all know what I think after I have had a chance to try them.. I am a little worried about them messin up my anchor point, and I dont think they will be any good for shooting groups. LOL... as I bet they would be easy to mess up in a hurry. People also complain about noise.. I'm always fidgting with something with my bow.. why not fletching.. LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Scoot

DD,

I went to the bowclub last night to get them, only to find out that the locks had been rekeyed. I wasn't at our last monthly meeting, so I don't have my new key. I'll meet my brother up there tonight or tomorrow to get my new key. Patience...

A couple things I've seen with them (and heard over and over about them): 1) don't shoot a one spot with them. They're definitely going to break if you try shoot groups. 2) some people have to change their anchor point with them. 3) If you go in front of the arrow and listen to them vs. regular fletching, there's no additional noise. If you listen from behind, you can hear a noise from them. I've never tested this, but I hear it over and over. You'll have to be the judge, but I suggest you test it out from a safe location that is not behind the bow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FishGUY

I have some FOBs and they seem to work OK, they do not seem more accurate than Blazers. I have not had a chance to shoot long range, in windy conditions, or with fixed blade broadheads which is where they are suppose to be better. It is hard not being able to shoot groups with them, I broke one the first time I tried them. When the weather warms up I will get out and experiment with them and let you know how they work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • leech~~
      I remember that video, pretty darn cool! 
    • leech~~
      Man you can really see the standards of this site of have dropped.  A few years ago we were talking over $80-$100 Thorne Brothers Custom made Ice Rods.  Now a $9.99 dollar rod is the talk for the forum!  We need to bring back the Rich folks!
    • slammer
      I think we should start a Go fund me for Cropduster to take his plane up and give us some pics. lol  He did it a few years ago but not lately.  Its pretty cool veiws from above when ice is forming.  I wonder if he is still lurking around here?
    • EyeChsr
      was out tonight, 6-8 in out from the dnr landing. wheelers and a couple perms out. still open water out in front of Peters resort on the south shore. It starts out a couple hundred yards from shore and runs to the north- northwest for a long ways. some of the spots that were open earlier this week have skimmed, be careful out there if you see different looking ice stop and check!!
    • JIvers
      Thanks for the report--about what I figured, which is why I stayed down here in Iowa this weekend. I am fairly optimistic about getting on the ice in southeast or south central Minnesota next weekend; whether I am on a lake around Faribault or Waseca, or one of my old backwater haunts on the Mississippi remains to be seen. Maybe Clear Lake, Iowa. Whatever I do I will post my results.
    • JerkinLips
      9-11am was best time both days.
    • littlebear
      If you are willing to go a little further into Canada, I would recommend Hollinshead Resort, a few hours north of Thunder Bay.  The resort is the only one on the lake, and in June offers excellent Walleye Fishing, as well as some dandy Northern Pike.  It's somewhere you can drive to as well. 
    • monstermoose78
      Caught 20-23 gills and 6 crappies. Fun day on the 10 inches of ice. The whole lake was close to the same where I cut all the holes out and around
    • Wanderer
      I’m still seeing very random thicknesses all over.  In the past few days I’ve been from St. Cloud to Winnie and have seen vehicles on the ice and open water on the same lake. I’m in Little Falls.  Tonight I checked 2 lakes NW of town.  Both had people fishing.  One looked to be safe for wheeler travel and the other, very near it, still had an open lead and you could see the difference between the first sheet of ice and the second. I hope it doesn’t get covered with snow anytime soon so we can still tell where the changes are. Be safe. Bring floatation and picks.  And don’t drive yet! Ruh ro....
    • Bigfatbert
        Nice fish , great pics ,, what times of the day were best for you ?