The additional length Lee refers to is a real benefit. With longer poles, baits can be spread farther to the outside of the boat, well out of the prop wash and wake, where they can ride in clean water. The additional length also allows more space for the second or short outrigger bait to swim in clean water. And let’s not forget teasers, which also can be positioned farther seaward with a longer pole. This gives trollers more latitude in beefing up their center-field baits — those from the flat lines, transom clips and rocket launchers — without crowding them. Now, this may not be a concern aboard a large sport-fisherman, but gaining extra real estate on small and midsize fishing boats is a huge benefit.