Can oils be used for effectively waterproofing feather fletching, or does anyone know of it being done? I figure if it works well for ducks, it ought to work well for us. I’ve looked around, done some Google searching, and can’t find any reference to this, though found numerous complaints about various sorts of waterproofing and their attributes or lack of effectiveness. I understand that there are a variety of synthetic products specifically for this on the market, as well as using a number of other products intended for a variety of uses, but it seems like the obvious solution (and one which could appeal to the more primitive folks). I was even able to find some beauty product which claims to be a synthetic preen oil, which is intriguing on this count. I had no idea where to ask about this, but remembered I’d made this account, and a few searches on BCUSA showed a remarkable lack of discussion on the topic. There doesn’t seem to even be a thread dedicated to feather waterproofing. It’s mostly become relevant to me as I just bought a recurve (Samick Sage; I know, how original and unique) and intend to be shooting off the shelf with feather fletchings. I certainly won’t need to waterproof anytime soon, but eventually do intend to hunt with it at higher draw weights. So I figured I'd ask/ start a discussion here. My apologies if I somehow manage to get or do something wrong, I did check the forum rules and it's been quite a long time since I signed up.