Moths fly with their wings out and hit the water with them extended. See the BlkWhtOrg Moth attached. On land, moths fold their wings, see the Darth Vader moth. To avoid wind resistance when casting, moth wings must be folded and to invoke strikes on water wings must be extended. In the past to make extended wings, I trimmed turkey flats into triangular shape, glued their stems into the body and this Miller Moth pattern looks great on the water. Problem is, they don't cast worth a darn. But they work fantastic at night with a Coleman lantern suspended out over the water - but that's another story
So how to achieve the wing effect? Lance and I are experimenting with wings made of spray-painted rubber film (rubber gloves), glued to thin plastic strips that are "V" shaped. Each "V" tip is glued into the moth body. When casting the wing collapses with wind resistance and when the bug hits the water the wing expands back to "V" shape.
So what kind of tool can I make to bend and hold the thin plastic strips in a "V" shape while gluing? We're open to any ideas of material or jig or fixture.
Thanks for any help.