It gets a line up and clear of your spread and lets your more easily add another rod to the spread without playing chinese firedrill. I always liked running a big fugly marlin lure on an 80 for my way way back.
Ok I get that. I have five holders from corner to corner and fish 11 rods. I usually run a bird with a green machine wa way back . I have a 15' outrigger I was going to incorporate into my arch I'm gonna have built. I was wondering if it was worth while.