Personally, my time on the water is far too short & infrequent for me to worry about something like this. Therefore, I really don't care what you call whatever it is that's attached to the end of my tippet as long as it's working!
I remember an old Nick Lyons article/ story where he was fly fishign for eels I think. He tied up a fly that was some type of streamer with something like Alka Seltzer is it to create a bubble trail.
Maybe we should refer to our prefered style of angling as line fishing?