The way to determine the hand of fletching is to position the arrow as shown to the left with the tip pointing straight up or away from you. The side that the tip is on in relation to the tail is the “hand” of the fetching.
- Left wing rotates counter-clockwise, as viewed from the rear of the arrow.
- Right wing rotates clockwise, as viewed from the rear of the arrow.
It is important to understand which hand you shoot, as this will determine the arrow’s spin–either CW or CCW. Additionally, this is important when considering certain broadheads, such as Aboyer Broadheads which require the bevel to match the fletch of the shaft it is mounted on. A mismatched bevel and fletch combination can cost an archer substantial penetration.