My nephew, Capt. Anthony Pino on Blood Money, a charter operation based in Ocean City, Maryland, uses a similar A-frame setup with a custom fixed rod holder on the aft tower leg of the 56-foot Viking. Palm Beach Towers makes a custom rod holder exclusively for dredge rods, which elevates the setup so that it is in a straight path from the swivel rod tip to the pulley on the outrigger. By having the dredge rods on the tower legs, it frees up an additional pair of rod holders on the gunwales. "We use our dredges when we're tuna fishing and may have up to 10 rods in our spread," he says, "so having all the rod holders free is a positive." Pino says he intends to continue using the A-frame system even after upgrading to the SV-2400 reels. "The load is distributed over a greater area of the outriggers, and the A-frame avoids a single stress point," he says.