Table of Contents
1.0 - Introduction
1.1 - What is Fletching?
Fletching is a skill somewhat similar to Crafting; however, it involves creating bows and arrows, and it is a great money making skill.
Definitions aside, fletching is the ability to make ranging equipment. It is a members-only skill, although some ranged equipment made is allowed to be used on an F2P - or free playing - server.
1.2 - Why should you fletch?
Fletching is one of the best ways to make money in RuneScape. Casting High Level Alchemy on yew longbows, magic shortbows, and magic longbows are an increasingly popular way to make quick cash. It is also a relatively easy skill, requiring few items to make bows as well as taking less time (as opposed to casting High Alchemy on steel plates, which requires 5 iron, 10 coal just to make one plate). This guide will explain more information of the monetary benefits of fletching in section 4.8.
A drawback to fletching is that many find it boring. Some love fletching and find it relaxing, but everyone has a different opinion. It is also a members-only skill, so if you cancel your membership, you will no longer have your primary means of making cash. In addition, you need a fairly high fletching level to make significant profits (level 70 and up); more information about this later.
Overall, if you do not like making arrows or bows, do not take up this skill. The point of RuneScape is to have fun, and you should find the skill you like to do best and concentrate on that instead, even if it does not make as much money and has more drawbacks. Most skills can produce an income. Only those who truly enjoy fletching, or at least can tolerate it, should continue with this guide.