Interesting. Not one single responder uses the Orvis tippet knot (except me). I used to use the triple surgeon's knot because it was easier than the blood knot, but I lost a lot of fish because the tippet broke right at the knot. After several years, it finally dawned on me that there was a problem with the knot. The Orvis tippet knot solves this (see the articke by Art Scheck in a recent American Angler mag to see why.