RE:Multi-tip line popularity?
I gave up on the factory multi-tip lines after I bought a Rio Windcutter and found that there are actually 2 loops on it - one at the floating tip and one at the back of the head for attaching long Teeny-like tips directly to the running line. Since I've never used that loop, I really resent it being there (especially when it clanks thru the tiptop as I'm about to land a steelhead). Don't know if they still do it that way, but it was enough to get me chopping lines and making the loops myself.
I'll do the loop on the line (and floating head), but am more than willing to buy the pre-looped sinking tips from Rio Products. They come in 15' sections in almost every line weight in both type 4 and type 6 sink rates. Just needle-knot a butt onto it and you're ready to go!