across the joint on an articulated streamer? My novice thinking says it would be an efficient use of time and materials (read: add a dash of lazy). But at the same time I suspect it would impact the fly's motion enough to render the technique useless. Make sure to leave enough slack? I had the idea today while on a ferry going away from my vice. In fact, I'm at least 30 hours away from my vice and dying to get back to it.