I tried this tonight on a swimming woodie hen. It worked beautifully for pulling the side pockets and belly up. I normally use tape, but I have found a new method. Thanks!!!
James, I was the opposite. I wrapped with string all the years before. When I started back up this year, I've been using tape. I've been forcing myself to stick with the tape, hehe. But, I don't like not being able to see what's under the tape and end up pulling the tape before it's completely dry. It's real easy to go too tight with the string. "A little is good, more is better, right?" Of course, relaxing the tension on the string is simple enough as long as you don't have to regroom.
Eugene and Aaron, thanks for the inspiration and education.